Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Things 2 Love: Fashion, Books, & a New Story

Been a while since I've blogged, but it doesn't mean I haven't been here on the stealth. Confessing the truth, however, I've trolled more fashion blogs than writers and books. Sad, maybe, but hey. I'm still a girl! And I love fashion, makeup, hair, blah-di-blah-di-blah. Nevertheless! Atop my hidden fashionista crown sits the constant love of a good story and creating new ones myself. As a writer, I can only suppress the need of the fictional world for so long before it arrives at my doorstep, demanding to be let in and Let. In. NOW!

Yes, I'm crazy. You needn't say it; Le Muse reminds me of the fact every single day.

That's why I'm working on a new story. I'd like to add "diligently" as a lovely adverb to that "working," but I've been a bad girl as of late. Fashion. Makeup. Shopping with my mother of all people, whom I love, but oh my goodness her love of online bargains exceeds mine, and that's saying something.

All right. So, the new story is currently entitled Albion (look it up; may interest you history buffs), and its a sort-of-dystopian-meets-historical type thing. First person. Main chick is Amanda Grace, and she's British. Main dude is Aidan, and he's Irish. Hey! I just got back from Ireland! He HAD to be Irish! Premise of the story actually came to me in a dream, and no, I'm not attempting to ride on the coattails of Stephenie Meyer--Lord bless her whole heart--I'm actually being serious. Girl finds herself in a medieval castle where mostly men exist. She's a part of an auction, where rich men bid upon women, heretofore winning them at the highest price. She knows who she wants to win her hand, only the highest bidder is someone she least expected. Heck. He's someone EVERYONE least expected.

That's where the fantasy ended.

Now, it's up to me to create, dream up, outline, pull magic rabbits outta my hat for the rest.

Prayers, please.

As for the "books" part of this post, what can I say? I'm not reading anything at the moment! I know, right? Be gentle, avid readers; I'm one of you--really! The Elite by Kiera Cass is on the way, and I full intend to dig right in once it arrives in the post. LOVED the first novel, The Selection. Simple writing. Lovely story. Couldn't put it down. Hopefully its sequel shall prove equal to the task.

So, what are YOU reading right now?

Peace, Love, and Junior Mints,

P.S. If you're a wannabe fashionista like me, here's the links to 3 of my fave fashion blogs:

1. Pink Peonies
2. Ivory Lane
3. Hello Fashion


Bonnie Rae said...

I just started the the Mortal Instruments series...loving the first book so far. I want Jayce...

After that I am reading Rise.

Alyssia Kirkhart said...

Ohh! Cassandra Clare is SUCH a brilliant storyteller. The Mortal Instruments series was amazing, though I must admit to liking the prequels a little bit more. Sucker for historicals, you know how it is. ;) Can't wait to see what Hollywood's done with the movie versions.

Happy reading!!

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