Mena Dando
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Joined 09-06-09, id: 687982, Profile Updated: 11-30-12
Author has written 2 stories for Supernatural.

I love writing but find it difficult to structure a novel. I'm working on a book called Beacon right now and I'm planning on completing it by the end of 2012. I began this story on November 1st as my Nanowrimo novel. As of November 29th I have completed 52,000 words of it, but there's still so much to do. I'm using a couple of books like "Book in a Month" by Victoria Lynn Schmidt and "Structuring Your Novel" and "Building Believable Characters" (Writer's Digest Books) to help me once the backbone is complete.

As a kid I always had this idea that authors sat down at their computer or typewriter in front of a bay window looking out onto the ocean with a cat in their lap and just wrote books from beginning to end. Now I know it's not like that for everyone (maybe a blessed few!) and that you have to get what you can onto the paper and then work it like clay. It is complicated, this writing thing. I hate it and love it at the same time.

Thanks for reading my stories (though Blood Kiss isn't finished and is on indefinite hold because I really want to complete Beacon.) Thank you for your insights, reviews, corrections and when you feel it's deserved, praise.

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Beacon reviews
Inheriting a lighthouse is anything but cool for 18 year old ocean-phobic Senna, until she meets a teen boy with a mysterious past who seems to know more than he's letting on about the strange history of the place. Senna begins having bizarre and increasingly violent dreams that evoke a trauma from her past but hold keys to secrets she's not sure she wants to uncover.
Fiction: Supernatural - Rated: T - English - Supernatural/Drama - Chapters: 5 - Words: 25,170 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 4 - Updated: 11/29/2012 - Published: 11/20/2012
Blood Kiss reviews
Camilla's family has a legacy of suicide and when at 17 yrs old it seems she is destined to follow in their footsteps she meets Evan, a vampire who gives her something to live forever for.
Fiction: Supernatural - Rated: M - English - Supernatural/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,824 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 3 - Published: 9/11/2009