• Fun,  Novels,  Story Graveyard,  Story Vault,  Vampires,  Writing Journey

    Anniversary Extraordinaire

    This month not only represents the anniversary of my first ever finished novel, but it’s also my blog’s anniversary: three years at the end of the month! Also, I passed 200 posts not too long ago, so Yay. 🙂 I’d thought I’d celebrate by sharing an excerpt from my very first novel!! Only, I can’t read it without laughing. Also, like, why would I do that to people? It’s so bad. So instead, I’m going to bring you an excerpt from the very first novel I queried! Yay. Lol! This was a vampire story. Most of my stuff before 2008 are. The concept was that a girl with a terminal…

  • Creative Writing 101,  Fun,  Novels,  Story Graveyard,  Story Vault,  Vampires

    On Loglines & Taglines

    I think there’s value in being able to summarize your stories in as few words as possible. It really helps you identify the heart of your story and this comes in handy when writing blurbs or queries. I actually read somewhere a time or two that if you can’t summarize your novel in one sentence, you might have a problem. While I think that’s a little dramatic, I have found it to be true. In the past, the stories I couldn’t summarize in one sentence had a lot of wrong going on with them. So, I thought it’d be fun to collect a few novels I’ve written (and I few…

  • Fun,  Lists,  Movies,  Vampires

    Best Movie Vampires

    Happy Halloween! This is a post I’ve wanted to do for some time and what better time than on Halloween? It was this or scare you with how much I love the Chucky movies. I’ve uploaded some vampire pictures for your enjoyment. Now, I only included my favorite vampire movies, but I do want to give a shout out to Fright Night. It’s a fun movie, kind of campy, kind of gross and scary, but I want to talk about the vampires I actually liked and there is nothing about the vampire in Fright Night that I liked. Number 1: Kraven I didn’t even need to see his fangs to…

  • Mini Rants,  Vampires

    Hey, There’s A Fang In My Soup!

    With the promised emergence of Dracula coming to NBC this fall, this vampire fan is once again wildly excited about vampire media. I couldn’t get into the Vampire Diaries (but I wasn’t all that crazy about the books, so no surprise there). I’m sure there are other shows out there with vampires, but sadly I don’t know what they are. So I’ve had little contact with vampires on TV outside of my Buffy and Angel seasons on DVD and the short lived CBS show MOONLIGHT starring the awesome Alex O’Loughlin. Take note True Blood…this is what a mainstream modern day vampire is supposed to look like. Not that I don’t…