In case you are wondering what I meant... I'll tell you! Anyone who has read my blog knows my love for writing and also has realized that I am in the process of writing a novel. It's my goal for my future to become an author and sell my books. I'm not in it to become "famous" or to gain a lot of money, I'm doing it because the shy girl in me wants to be heard -- and I have stories to be told. I know the feeling I receive when I pick up a good book and read it; especially for the first time and I realize that I have found my new obsession. Reading just brings such joy to my life, and the way my life is going... a little joy is what I need. Anyways, so I have been getting a lot of ideas and started writing a novel. But then I got all discouraged because my idea - was already written by someone else. It was pretty depressing; I know that authors go through this and I'm being ridiculous. I need to add flare to my story to make it more personal and a reflection of who I am. But I must reply, that it put a damper on my writing. I couldn't seem to write to my ability and that in itself annoyed the hell out of me. Then last night I was just watching TV and out of NO WHERE, an idea sparked in my head. Of course I have thought about this topic for a story before, but this was different. The whole story was laid out in my mind and it was really good. I even thought of how to make it into a sequel. Grabbing a notebook, I just started webbing ideas. In about 10 minutes I made 13 characters and they were very detailed to the point of what eye color they had to the way they acted and then who they would fall in love with (I love romance). Of course I'll go back to my other idea, I've already spoken with an amazing woman for cover art - but this sparking idea couldn't be left for "later." I was grasping these concepts then for a reason and I needed to follow through it. So anyways, just wanted to share my excitement.
I also read a book last night called The Iron King. It was a YA novel and pretty good if you ask me. I feel like I have really high expectations for books and I compare them to fantastic novels which I shouldn't do. But I must say that I am so excited for Lover Unleashed to come out in March. The cover art was released and OMG!!
J.R Ward is an amazing author; it blows my mind. This is definitely not a YA novel -- it's very smutty but that's what I love about it. She has 8 books in this series and I have bought them all on my Kindle, which is quite convenient. They are listed as: Dark Lover, Lover Eternal, Lover Awakened, Lover Revealed, Lover Unbound, Lover Enshrined, and Lover Avenged. This isn't your typical vampire series - I cannot even find words to explain it, but you should definitely check it out!! Amazing to the max.