Monday, July 4, 2011

My Excuses for Not Blogging

Okay, I know I've been slacking off on the blog. And the more I stay away, the harder it is to come back. But I had good reasons, I promise!

First of all, I finally graduated from high school. I procrastinated on a lot of the home school course until last minute, so I had to scramble to get it done. That took quite a bit of time and energy.

Second, I've been writing a lot of fiction in the past two months. Much of my writing energy has gone into that. I made quite a few false starts, but I finally settled on something. And I'm happy to report that I will probably finish the story this time. I'm even posting it online! I just prefer to use Wattpad for long stories.

Last but not least, reading, writing, and editing have distracted me from my favorite blogging topic - anime. Oh, I've continued to watch some, of course. Hulu finally put up the second season of Initial D. I re-watched the first season and hungrily consumed the second. The animation change between seasons was annoying at first, but I quickly got over it.

Anyway, one of the main characters in my new story, At His Whim, is an otaku. It's hard for me not to put my love of anime into at least a couple of my characters! Her otaku habits aren't a big part of the plot, but it's there. So, in a way, I have been writing about anime.

If you're at all interested, I'd love it if you'd check out my Wattpad profile or At His Whim. I've only uploaded the prologue and first chapter of At His Whim, but there's more coming. Eventually, I'll put at least the prologue on this blog. But it's so much easier to read and organize stories on Wattpad! I've even decided to start editing and uploading an old story of mine.


I'll just copy and paste my description for At His Whim...

Danny Carter is one of the youngest and best members of his organization. But when girls start disappearing, even Danny can’t seem to crack the case. His enemy is on the move, and the trail leads toward Danny’s home state – toward his twin sister.

Lila Carter fears many things: drowning, darkness, and boys, to name a few. Her largest concern, besides her absent brother, is her parents’ plan to cure her of her social anxiety. First she has to face her shyness around boys, and then she encounters situations far more frightening. She can’t rely on Danny’s protection forever, but does she have the strength to overcome her fears?

Danny, Lila, and their friends find themselves at the whim of an invisible enemy. They try desperately to protect the ones they love, and their success is far from guaranteed.

At His Whim is a suspense/action/fantasy novel with a smaller twist of romance. Rated PG-13 for dark situations and violence (I considered “PG” but wanted to be safe).


Wattpad has its users rate their stories G, PG, etc. I tend to be a LOT more conservative with my ratings than most people. There have been a couple PG-13 stories that really should have been labeled "mature." I ran away from those pretty quickly.

Okay, my internet is going to be cut off in three minutes, so I'd better wrap this up. I hope to blog more soon!

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