As the title says above, I have taken quite a step back. Currently, I am working on revising and editing all of the Threatening Souls novels that I have written thus far, and the new versions of all of them will be available soon. Due to my sudden dedication to this series, I have decided to put off my other writings, though this will only be temporarily.
Also, I have started a new work on Figment, entitled The Demon Inside Her
. Here is the synopsis:
It all started when she was six with the fire that caused it all. As her world crumbled, taking her biological family with it, Dana Reynolds was soon forced into a foster home until she was eighteen with parents who abused her constantly.
As soon as she turned eighteen, Dana left her foster home, and the day after, she started to hear It, a demonic voice in her mind that commands her to do certain tasks. For the next two years, she listened to It's demands to kill. Within those two years, she got sent to jail three times, the third time sentencing her to an insane asylum.
Yet It doesn't stop His demands. Instead, as His hunger for death grows, Dana receives certain visions that she believes are meant to punish her. With everyone around her telling her that It doesn't exist, Dana is forced to make a decision: whether to listen to them and fight the mysterious voice or give in completely to It and continue to kill.
Again, as of now this will only be a novel on Figment, but I am unsure if in the future it will become anything more than that. Here is the link for reading purposes: http://figment.com/books/670967-The-Demon-Inside-Her-Work-in-Progress-
The title of this blog post is pretty self-explanatory. I am making an attempt at creating a dystopian novel, my first ever dystopian novel. Dystopian literature has intrigued me for the longest of time, so I figured I'd try to write a novel in that genre.
For those of you who do not know what a dystopia is, it is a negative utopia. Since a utopia is, by definition, a perfect society, one can only imagine what a dystopia is. The worlds portrayed in the novels Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury and 1984 by George Orwell are both examples of this negative utopia, and even The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins has dystopian elements in it.
The title of my dystopian novel, as seen on the book cover that I've created a day ago, is Jessica, named after the main character and protagonist of the story Jessica Turner. I have yet to release a synopsis of the novel that will be featured on the back cover, but I can guarantee that I will release one in the near future. Also, I started writing this novel three days ago, and already I have posted the first chapter on Figment. I also have not yet created a section on this website dedicated to this novel, like I did with The Way You Lie. However, that is coming soon as well.
I am also aware that I have a lot of other novels to write that I am planning to release later this year and in 2014. Besides releasing Jessica within that time frame, I've planned on releasing The Way You Lie, The Nameless, and Innocents and Foreseers. I know that that is a lot to accomplish, especially when I have schoolwork on top of that, but it will get done.
I know I haven't released that many details regarding this novel, so I will release some in this blog post. The entire world takes place in 2062 and consists of two main countries: the Western Unification of the Pacific (or WUP), which consists of the entire western hemisphere, and the Eastern Unification of the Atlantic (or EUA), which consists of the entire eastern hemisphere. In the beginning of the novel, not much is know about the EUA, since the novel primarily takes place in the WUP, but that changes over time. Within the WUP, children are taken from their parents at age three and put into academies based on which occupation the government wants them to take part in. Marriages are also prearranged at age three, meaning that at each academy a male child and a female child are put into the same room and are forced to bond with each other, for their marriage is already being arranged. Also, right before the wedding, the females, one at a time, are sent to the King, who will prepare them for marriage.
The novel centers around a war that is about to be erupted between the WUP and the EUA, of which the King tells his subjects that the EUA wishes to invade them. In this scenario, the EUA are portrayed as the main antagonists of the novel. It centers around Jessica Turner, whose government-chosen occupation is to be in the army along with her lifelong partner Xavier Cornwell.
That is pretty much the premise of the novel, but it is not the official synopsis. Also, I will not reveal anything more about the novel other than nothing is what it seems.
So on Wattpad I've recently entered my poem Mirrors in the Atty's Awards. If any of you have a Wattpad account and would like to read it, here's the link. It's a little different than what I usually write about, for it deals with the use of illegal drugs.
On Figment, my book Threatening Souls had gotten fifty-eight hearts, and on Wattpad it had gotten twenty votes (as of July 25, 2012).
I just want to say thank you so much for everyone whose read, hearted, voted, commented, and reviewed my work. It really means a lot to me, and you all are amazing in my eyes.
I'd also like to thank my 146 followers on Figment, my 199 fans on Wattpad, my 74 subscribers on youtube, my seven likes on Facebook, and my fifteen followers on Twitter (as of July 25, 2012). It is your constant support that keeps me going, and I want to thank you.
There are only three things that keep me going in life: music, writing, and grades (in school). Without them, I'd be nothing.
I am unable to forget about my past—all of the people who have hurt me, scared me, wounded me. I am unable to push myself forward in life and to live in the present. Life is short, and people say that time is too good to waste, but for me it seems that time is too short. I guess I am able to say that my past has influenced my writing, and that is why I write what I write. Right now I am sitting in my room on my laptop, listening to The Birthday Massacre and remembering how people said I wasn’t “cool”, how people accused me of plagiarizing without getting the facts down, how I was once physically abused by this one bitch who had tried to steal my friend away from me. Those people who fit into one of those categories (and there are more categories out there) are who influenced my book and the songs that I write—my writing in general. Like what my favorite singer Kerli said in one song, “Hurt me. See me crawling on the floor. Is that what you’ve been longing for? Hurt me. Is this enough? Do you want more? Go on if it makes you soar!” The dark thoughts that I think about were inspired by them. If you are one of those people, I would not be surprised if you one day woke up with a knife to your throat. That is what you deserve, that is what I call karma, though I do not believe in karma. The name “The Birthday Massacre” has a pleasant ring to it—it fits my mood, now, don’t you think?