Friday, 27 January 2012


In the past 2 weeks I have come to a stand still and have had a total turn around for my Blog. Blogs shouldn't be all about Me, Me, Me! They should be about helping other people and feeding off of ideas. Inspiration for this? Jeff Goins. Check out his Blog at it is really good.

So, while keeping my Blog updated about the progress on Shadowed I will also be handing out tips and all of that stuff when I post. Things like writing, blogging, e-books, and who knows what else?

I better keep this one really short as it is nearly 4pm in the Mad House.

next post will be about Writer's Block. I have had a fair dose of that in the past fortnight.

- Dee.

Tuesday, 10 January 2012

Getting There!

Hey there!
I went 8 days without posting, luckily I reminded myself not to keep people waiting. I feel kind of stupid leaving my blog unattended for so long. I have been kind of busy . . . again. Unintentionally. To say the least, I got my head down and started writing. As of this second in 8 days or near enough to that, I have reached chapter 5 in my first book and 56 pages. So book #1 is going pretty well if you ask me.
   The sun didn't last long. The rain returned a little bit later and it is summer! This is apparently the wettest summer in a decade for my darling New Zealand.
   So as I was saying, I was working on my baby. The book. If I was saying baby meaning a person I had either been crazy and had a kid at 14 or meaning my little nephew. So, my father is hoping that I will get this book published and so is everyone else. My little sister is thankful that I stopped complaining about the events and ideas that I had that didn't fit into the book because I finally found a way and it is all going great. I have to make a decision here. If I publish the baby while I am still at high school then I would probably be writing more than studying and so I might wait till after.
   As I am typing this, the brief rainless patch we had is now over and it is pouring down.
   I need to get chapter 5 done and dusted so I can move on and make dinner for those in the Mad House. Babysitting tonight and this weekend. Who said I was complaining? I think that my book character who goes by the name Scarlett is actually lucky that she only has a little brother.
   Okay, thanks for reading this! I won't go two weeks without posting, if I do, you have my full permission to beat me up.

Mood: Annoyed. Sick of rain, rain, and guess what? RAIN.
Location: My cave. Keep out sign is up.

Monday, 2 January 2012

Sorry About That . . .

   Sorry, I kind of had a little slip up there. Silly Season is to blame, literally. When it comes around in my house, naturally when you are in a big family, it gets pretty crazy. And I was moping around trying to find other ideas for Shadowed, the current book (Manuscript, as my brother would correct me) I am writing. So, I definitely started it and am going to finish it sometime this year, but I still have to juggle school, homework, home, work and the book. Confusing, if you ask me.
   Also, I have posted a link to my new Facebook page so you can check that out. I made it an hour ago, so don't expect to find much. You'll find the link at the bottom of this page, its under Facebook Page. Also, please take part in the poll to the right! Oh yeah, HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!
   It was silent at the mad house for once, the little kids were/still are gone.
   So, I have to keep this one short. I have to get back to this book/manuscript and have it done by the end of the year. I am aiming to have it done before 2013, so I have about 270 pages left to write. I could do 1 a day and have in done in 270 days, but I don't like writing slow. I prefer just to stick with it and write as much as I want and keep myself entertained.
   Looks like the sun is finally coming out after 3 days of torrential rain. Yay!
   Well, have a great 2012!
   I'm out!

Location: My Magic Cave.
Mood: Reasonably Happy because of the sun.

Thursday, 15 December 2011

Listen To Your Heart

Okay,  I never really actually took much thought about ever writing a book until I was twelve, at the end of the year when I was saying good bye to my teacher, knowing full well that I'd probably never see her again, as she was retiring. In the end, I saw her a few times the following year.
   So, through that year my teacher had continuously read out a lot of my creative writing, to my utter embarrassment. I had never really thought about ever writing because I personally didn't really think I was that good at writing. She would always say my name afterwards, to keep it a surprise, even though the class probably already knew who it was written by.
   I can still remember the words that triggered all the dreams in me. I sat around for a year afterwards, just thinking about it. It wasn't until this year though that I really started writing.

   But being an author takes time, patience and a lot of effort.
   Tip #1: Don't let people tell you that your wasting your time. People will tell you this, whether it be your friend, a stranger or even a family member. DON'T LISTEN TO THEM! This is what you want to do, and you can't give up on your dreams. If you have talent, then you definitely are not wasting your time. Keep doing what you are and ignore anyone who tells you this.
   Tip #2: Be patient. The reason you need patience is simple, becoming a published author takes time. You could get turned down a hundred times by different publishers, but don't be offended. In the end, you will find someone who will publish your book. And when your book is a success, you can silently say "In your face!" to all the others who did turn it down.
   Tip #3: Listen to people. Yes, that's right. Even if you find all their babbling annoying and desperately want to tell them to shut up, listen to what they say, even if you are only half-listening, because whatever they say might give you even the tiniest idea of something to write. I get inspiration from the smallest things, like my annoying little sisters.


Saturday, 10 December 2011

Opening Up

Okay, so I'm writing a book (sort of . . . technically it is a script).
A few, actually.

I have one idea that I have been sticking to for a while now, and I have started and restarted it loads of times. But I have now found a great way to start it. Well, at least I think I have. I have a fair idea at where this is going. So, angels? I have no idea where it came from. Things just pop into my brain whenever. I was thinking of all these people going to a place we call Heaven, and then, what about the fall? What if angels really were on earth? And then Nostradamus came into all of it and, well, so did his prophecies. So, that is how I got the idea of an ancient angel being reborn one day and saving the world.

So, ideas can come in the simplest forms. Like my other book/script which I have put on hold because of school and the other book. Well, this one came because I love my mum. My mother is one of the best things in my life, and I don't want to lose her. And cancer is pretty common, so how about a mother dying of cancer and her only child in the middle of it? A child desperate to do anything to keep her mother alive and help guide her. So, that is it.

Another book I wrote a few pages of . . . it got brought on after watching Resident Evil, and now it sits, just 10 pages long, in a folder on my desktop waiting for me to one day get back to it. No hope there. A world overrun by zombies.

And psychics. Who believes that people can actually see the future? I DO! I know, it sounds crazy, but, who really knows? So, after a little research on people who see the future, I established a storyline about a teenage girl who is desperate not to let visions of death ruin her life.

So, just a basic overview of ideas that ran screaming into my head demanding that I write them down. Ideas for me can be triggered by the simplest of things, like a feeling of de ja vu. Or, just letting my thoughts trail of and my imagination take over. I love writing. I can put my whole heart and soul into something and I can escape my life and jump into someone else's.


Sunday, 4 December 2011


First up, I best be introducing myself.
You will come to know me as Dee.
It isn't my real name, I know, but I'm just going to go by it.
I'm a teenager.
My favourite colour is purple.
I am from New Zealand, a small, but amazing country down at the bottom of the world.
These are just the basics. You'll get to know me better as I post on my new blog.

Secondly, this blog isn't about my life exactly.
It is more about who I am and what I want to be. Scratch that. What I will be.
An author. I know, there are a lot of us aspiring authors out there and a lot of real authors,
but it doesn't mean we are all the same.
As the saying goes, everyone is unique.
There is deffinitely no other me out there.

Thirdly, I won't be having routinely posts every 24 hours.
I am not one of those people.
I can't stand a routine, especially when it comes to writing.
So, don't really expect something new all the time.
I will post whenever I feel like it, especially when I get bored.

Last, but not least, I just want to say one thing.
Thank you for taking time out of your day to read this.
I probably don't even know who you are, but I really do appreciate it.