Monday, April 25, 2011

New Story? (It took me long enough)

Alright, so as I'm sure you all know, it's been hinted that I've been working on a new story, with new characters, and the whole works. This does not mean that I have given up on my other books! Far, far, far from it. You see, this book (still playing with title options) is different from Broken Glass in every possible way...except one. There is a character, Ryker St. Claw, who has a certain connection to two other characters in the Broken Glass trilogy. :) I don't want to give too much away on that, but I will definitely start posting little excerpts between the two books.

But, back to the point:

The story takes place on a post-apocalyptic Earth, which has now been re-named Gallery; to be specific, a city called Darkpass. There are still all the countries and continents that there are today, but they have changed… Gallery is a much spookier and darker place than Earth is/was, with dangerous creatures roaming the lamp-lit cobblestone streets…along with the Nightmare Symphony.

The Nightmare Symphony is an elite group of teenagers who are known criminals. What makes them so special is not only that they all play an enchanted instrument, but they all have special abilities, and use magic and illegal / modified weaponry. The members of the Symphony were once arrogant with their gifts and intellect, rebelling against the corrupt government, and trying to survive on their own…

Their leader, was Ryker St. Claw.

Everything changed when they witnessed a murder, and discovered that they were not the only ones who could use magic… First, there was the City Watchers, a truly horrible and twisted scociety… Then, there was Chiyo Reid, a girl with a wild imagination, and extraordinary temper.

Needing an outlet for blame, the government fell on the Nightmare Symphony for all the travesties caused by the City Watchers. Now those five teenagers are the most wanted people in Darkpass. They intend to find out who the City Watchers are, and more importantly…. what they want.

But Ryker St. Claw made one mistake…It wasn’t that he kidnapped Chiyo. It wasn’t that he made a deal with a man in an iron mask. It wasn’t even his disregard for his own life…

Ryker St. Claw fell in love...

Why this is such a crime, you will have to wait and see :) I hope you enjoyed this little relay of information, and will keep checking in for more. Have a Happy Easter!

PS - If you really want to know the whole story, then you will have to wait until I get published! (You can speed up that process by following me ;P) Cheerio! :) 

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Unhappy Ending......... Great

Okay, so I was watching this movie last night and it was absolutely fantastic! I mean just the way all the different little stories wove together was brilliant! And then finally, at like ten minutes to go until the end, just when you think everything is all wonderful and the guy and the girl are finally going to get together, and there is this great movement brought upon the world, what happens? Oh, yeah, the main character gets stabbed and dies! I mean I was just like "WHAT!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?" Yes, the ending was beautiful and it wouldn't have been as great a movie if the main character had lived, but I mean really? LAST TEN MINUTES!!!!!!

(Sigh.) But this brings me to a certain point: Are books better with unhappy endings? Well, yes and no. I think it depends on the plot. (WARNING: THIS CONTAINS SPOILERS FOR VARIOUS BOOKS! READ AT YOUR OWN RISK!) Can you imagine if Harry Potter had a sad ending? If after seven books Harry died??? (Well, I mean, you know, died and stayed dead.) Or if in Lord of the Rings Frodo hadn't destroyed the ring? And there are books like the Gemma Doyle series where the girl has two different options in love and at the end of the of the third book ends up with neither. Very disappointing, but it made the book that much more beautiful, realistic, and well written.

So I ask you, dear reader: What is your opinion? Do you think that unhappy endings makes books better? Or does it make you say, "Unhappy ending...... Great." ?

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Warning: This Post May Contain Mild Swearing....You Have Been Warned!

Okay, so at 11:30 I thought I'd be a "smart-ass" and change the background of my blog. For future reference, don't do that. So, as I'm sure you can tell, I'm having minor malfunctions....MAJOR MALFUNCTIONS!!!!! Oh my god, I will never be able to get to sleep, watch, it's going to haunt me. I'll be lying in bed at five o'clock in the morning wonder what the code is for transparent white!!!!! Dear god I pray for mercy on my blog.

Anyway, seeing as it is 12:25 in the morning, I suppose I'd better go to bed. Hopefully by tomorrow I'll have it sorted. If not.........I think I may melt my brain.

Night Night!