Author has written 4 stories for Play, Family, Young Adult, and Mystery.
God has blessed me with a big mouth and a wild imagination. Both I've come to learn are important pieces when it comes to writing fiction. Growing up my imagination was a bit more then I could swallow and instantly set me as an outcast, but I had more imaginary friends and books to keep me entertained. A noticeable difference that set me aside from the other kids could be seen with the way I played with barbie dolls. Sounds simple enough right? Well not exactly...Most kids at four just dress them up, brush their hair and add in an occasional serenade. I however, was creating barbie towns and creating complex narratives to soothe my unrestrained curiosity. Themes like religion, and the meaning of life, and heartbreak were all center pieces in my extravagant tales. I guess you could say I was born to do this.
I've always loved to read books. My parents made sure that I embraced it at a young age. I still remember crawling into to bed with my dad every night and having him read me a story of my choosing. He continued to do this until I was old enough to sit down and read them myself. When I hit middle school I began to critique different works and think to myself of what I would do “better” if given the chance. In high school I was much less into the party/boy world and more into spending my time in the library or in my room with the twenty stack of books next to my bed. Growing up was a little rough for me and I guess the words were my escape. It's funny how in the desperation to move from one world to the other your imagination flares up from a small ember to a raging flame. I wanted to create an escape like that for someone else so I slowly started to get into the craft. I began by studying some of my favorite authors...Sara Dessen, Jane Austen, Stephanie Meyer...as I got older my books became more diverse and my life experiences grew, my writing developed and grew right along with me. I'm really big in creating character with humanity and struggles. It's like that old saying, making lemonade out of lemons...and I try to add some of that lesson into my work. I have developed this bad habit of talking to myself since I began this road...usually mumbling ideas out loud before writing them down. My mind is half and half...half here in this room and half somewhere else where imagination and other impossible things live.
In elementary school I wrote short stories and poems. When I got to middle school I began to dabble into fiction novel writing. The first book I ever wrote was like The Little Mermaid in reverse (which is my favorite movie by the way) I wrote it in the 7th grade for my computer class. The requirement was to write a 1000 word story that had something to do with penguins. I turned in a 5000 word story about A princess whose father had disappeared and who was supposed to get an arranged marriage to a conceited Lord. She falls off a cruise ship and gets rescued by a merman whose best friend is a penguin...of course in most of my earlier pieces of work it consisted some kind of romance and they fall in love. He helps her find her Dad and she has to choose her merman or her family. She chooses her family, but thinks of her merman often...okay, so it's a little over the top, but I was 12 so I would say that it's pretty understandable.
Overall, I would say that writing is my passion and first love. That and music. Music is what inspires the writing. It's where I get my ideas from. There is just something about writing a story that is so amazing to me. I think its a real gift to be able to take some of the craziness in peoples minds and flush it out on paper to turn it into something so authentic and coherent. I've posted several things on Fictionpress.com where I'm able to get feedback from other writers and advance in my skills. I'm hoping that this class will be the real life version of that. To this day I've written hundreds of poems, a few songs, several short stories and one finished novel. I have several other ideas for future novels and hope to find the inspiration to flush them out this semester as I'm forced to write a bit more. I want to publish my work someday and hopefully reach someone and help them escape life for a couple of hours.
"A friend took me to the most amazing place the other day. It's called the Augusteum. Octavian Augustus built it to house his remains. When the barbarians came they trashed it a long with everything else. The great Augustus, Rome's first true great emperor. How could he have imagined that Rome, the whole world as far as he was concerned, would be in ruins. It's one of the quietest, loneliest places in Rome. The city has grown up around it over the centuries. It feels like a precious wound, a heartbreak you won't let go of because it hurts too good. We all want things to stay the same. Settle for living in misery because we're afraid of change, of things crumbling to ruins. Then I looked at around to this place, at the chaos it has endured - the way it has been adapted, burned, pillaged and found a way to build itself back up again. And I was reassured, maybe my life hasn't been so chaotic, it's just the world that is, and the real trap is getting attached to any of it. Ruin is a gift. Ruin is the road to
transformation." --Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert
This is my new updated account. :) Some of you may have known me as ImperfectAngel16, but I'm deleting that account and starting fresh :) I will probably end posting updated versions of my previous work...I know a lot of people were reading my Twisted Love books. Don't worry I will eventually post those as well if only under a different name and more mature sounded body of work.