serafina20: (dw_liz10)
and use it to try and summarize my novel:

Some girls are special and unique because unlike other girls they read books and drinks tea and don't talk about clothes. And some girls are special and unique because the immortal priest who is trying to kill them tells them they are the creator of all vampires. Today, Kali really wishes she had cultivated a liking for tea.

FYI

May. 5th, 2013 11:32 am
serafina20: (white collar_sara)
I assume that one day I will die in a fire made up almost entirely of Dark Goddess drafts.
serafina20: (dw_liz10)
Kali raised her eyes and looked at Dante. “If you change me, I’m just going to fight against you.”

“No, my dear. When I change you, I will break the faith of those whose faith is weak. Those who believe in you, but are easily swayed. Once they see that you are nothing but another human and I am the one who turned you, they will turn their worship to me. The one who brought back the Goddess. It will be my blood that flows through your veins and my power that turned you.”

“And I will use that power to fight you.”

He smiled. A smug, self-satisfied smile that she itched to smack off his face. “If you fight me, you will be kept chained and gagged, isolated from others. I’ll bring you out only when I need to remind the world who holds the power. I will break you, Kali. And, if I can’t, then your death will only serve to further bring your lost children to my door.”

Her hands trembled. Kali clenched them into tight fists, hiding them in her skirt. It was hard to breathe, and she couldn’t hear over the roaring of blood in her hears. But she stepped closer to Dante and raised her chin. “I’ve been killed before. It didn’t stop me. It won’t stop me next time.” She smiled. “And you will never break me.”
serafina20: (dkgd_kali)
Having a lair in an abandoned/crumbling hotel (or mansion or something) or in an abandoned prison?

I'm leaning to prison just... cause, but I'm not entirely sure. This vampire purposely models himself after all the classic stereotypes (darkness, organ music, goth-looking, evil-monster type).

kill me

Sep. 30th, 2012 03:01 pm
serafina20: (white collar_sara)
Have I ever mentioned how much I *hate* my novel? Because I do. I really, really, really do.

Full set

Oct. 8th, 2011 11:16 am
serafina20: (Default)
So, I think I have a full cast for my novel, Dark Goddess. Cause I'm totally going to be able to cast (and everyone will still look the same twenty years from now when the movie gets made.

Because no one really cares )
serafina20: (dark goddess_azazel)
It shouldn't bug me, but it does, that Tom Hiddleston looks almost exactly like my Azazel, as originally conceived and written in my Angel the Series fic (except maybe his height; I think Azazel may have been shorter than Lindsey [aka Christian Kane] but I'd have to reread to be sure). It's the curls. Azazel had pretty blond curls, and I loved his pretty blond curls, but when I wrote Dark Goddess, everyone has blond hair (Kali, Gabriel, Azazel... okay, three characters, but Kali has curly hair, so it was like everyone was blond), so I changed him to having dark hair.

But, now, Kali's got dark hair (still curly) because she's from India (and, in the present, her biological father is Indian [she doesn't know that, because he was a one night stand of her mother's, and her mother didn't know]) but... I can make Azazel blond again (and maybe he'll stop being so laconic; he's supposed to be more mischievous... but, this isn't his book).

Anyway, it shouldn't bug me, but it does, and I don't know why because that means if my novel every is published and if (maybe) it gets into a movie, there's an actor with the hair to play him, but...

I don't know. I just wanted to write about Azazel, I guess.

Pictures )
serafina20: (dkgd_kali)
This year I resolve to go to San Francisco and see my church. And, you know, see SF.

YAY!!!

Apr. 22nd, 2010 07:25 pm
serafina20: (merlin_destiny)
My novel's first page actually got elevated to the next level over on that WeBook place. An agent has to read the first page and rate it. So. Yay!

Finally, a little good news.
serafina20: (Default)
One hundred fifty years ago, a vampire goddess, Kali, the first vampire, swore she would return to earth right before she was killed by Garrison Pike. Five days before her eighteenth birthday, Garrison kidnaps Kali Johnson, the prophesied reincarnation. If he kills her before she turns 18, he believes the vampire scourge will end. Or, at the very least, his brother, a victim of vampires, will finally be avenged. Kali isn't happy with this plan, especially since she doesn't believe his story of magic and vampires. The Followers, the legion of vampires who still live by her Code, and the Brethren, rogue vampires who have been trying to gain political power since Kali's death, don't want Garrison to succeed either. They will do anything to stop Kali from being killed… at least by a human.
serafina20: (dkgd_knockedout)
Four thousand years ago, a girl rose from the dead as a vampire. Now, 17 year old Kali Johnson has to deal with the repercussions

That's it

Feb. 22nd, 2010 04:17 pm
serafina20: (dkgd_knockedout)
Stephanie Meyers's agent rejected my novel.

Why did I have to write about vampires?

Why did I have to take 10 years to write the fucking thing?

Why couldn't I have any talent?

Off to go kill myself, brb.
serafina20: (white collar_drugged)
I'm still sick, but I feel better. I also called the people I'm renting my nebulizer from and they're going to send someone out to replace the missing piece. That's good because even though I'm doing okay, I do need a breathing treatment. And a massage.

I think Brycee is sick. I don't think she's eaten in a few days. Her fur looks ragged and all she's doing is lying on the bed (although she just got up to look out the window). If she still seems dragging tomorrow, I'll call the vet(I don't have the energy to do it today, words which will haunt me if something is really wrong).

I'm sick of this headache and I'm depressed because I keep getting rejected by agents. I know it's par for the course and I'm trying not to let it get to me, but it's hard. I think it's my query letter; I probably should rewrite it. Or, maybe it's the book. Anyone want to read it to see?
serafina20: (merlin_sunset)
I just submitted to two more agents. One of them is interested in LGBT themes and YA with multiculturalism. Since Kali is both bisexual and a POC, I decided to mention that in my query. I don't exactly get into what it's like to grow up bi; I just have her accepting that part of herself. I don't know if that's what the agents means when she says 'themes', but I thought it worth a try.

Also, thank you so much for the birthday balloons, [livejournal.com profile] pepperjackcandy!!!!

eek!

Dec. 12th, 2009 08:18 pm
serafina20: (dark goddess_azazel)
First query letter away.
serafina20: (dark goddess_azazel)
But for archival purposes, my latest query letter. If anyone has any opinion on it, I'd love to hear it.

Dark Goddess )
serafina20: (dkgd_goddess)
I'm working on the synopsis of my novel. From what I've read,it should be around 250 words. I'm at 485. Can anyone suggest what else can be cut out?

Dark Goddess )
serafina20: (dkgd_sean)
I have to add in a new chapter in the novel. I was hoping that I could use something I'd already written and was cut, but nothing fits. Basically, I need to show the growing relationship between two characters, and everything I have skips straight to other stuff that doesn't fit in with the novel at all.

So, something new. This weekend was a wash due to exhaustion yesterday and dizziness today. Luckily, tomorrow is a professional development day and that's when I do a lot of my writing (which is sad). So, there is that.

The other sort of bad thing is that at the writers conference I went to years ago, they said that most authors write too much on the first draft and revising is a lot of cutting. I came in under the word limit recommended (conference said 100,000, I wrote 68, 707). And I am cutting things, but what I'm adding feels necessary. I know that I'm an amateur, but I also know to trust my gut and my gut says I have to show the developing relationship rather than tell it (like I did) and show why the bad vampires are bad (and, in essence, not as powerful as they brag) instead of just sort of vagely imply it. Plus, it'll set up a sequel better (or a trilogy).

Anyway.

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