Uta Hagen--

"We must overcome the notion that we must be regular...it robs you of the chance to be extraordinary and leads you to the mediocre."

Friday, July 31, 2009

Book club...


So I'm kinda nervous...

Book club is a week from today and I have to finish the book in that time. I'm only on page 71 out of 303 pages. I really thought I'd have no problem finishing this book quickly, but it's like nothing's happening yet. But I think they're about to, so I'm kinda wanting to read. If I read 33 pages a day for the next 7 days, I'll finish Friday.

But in good news, I've been reading a lot of my book! I'm on page 203 out of 270. So I'm almost done. Yay!

School starts in 25 days....boo.

BUT As You Wish by Jackson Pearce and Blood Promise by Richelle Mead comes out on the same day I go back to school, so that's good. I can't wait to read them. (The pic above is of 'Demetri Belikov' from Vampire Academy which is the series Blood Promise is in.)

On top of all this, I have two Family Reunions. I'm not going to one because it's a two-three hour drive, and I'm not for sure they're having the other one this year.

Anyway, I should get back to reading. Both No Title as well as The Widow's Season.

Have a wonderful and blessed day!

With love and blessings,

Officially Inspired

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Contest Winner: "Affair" by Katie Ledford


I know I haven't posted in like forever, but I've been really busy! I'm almost done reading through draft 1, I'm reading my book club book, and I'm reading my writing mentor's book, so I've kinda been slacking with the blog. Meaning, I've also forgot about the contest. There's a lot of grammar mistakes, but it's a really good story line. So here is the winner to the contest:


Affair
by Katie Ledford


She smiled as she ran to me. She missed me, I thought, thank God! I never thought that Jessica would be this excited to see me! She never wrote to me in Iraq, the whole eleven months. That’s when I needed her the most when I was in Iraq.” I thought to myself.

“Hey baby, how are you?” she giggled with a smile on her face. I reply “Great!” I was hoping that she got the point that I was a little ticked off.

“I’ve missed you so much! I feel guilty I have just been plain Jessica, while your Justin the solider.” She is still hugging me, while saying this. I am so over her not writing. I can’t stay mad over something that stupid, I love Jessica with all my heart! I will always love her no matter what!

Jessica is like a one hundred pound beautiful woman. Now she’s like one hundred and twenty-five pound beautiful woman. What I’m thinking is that she has gained some extra pounds. She pulls away from my hug.

“Baby, I’m pregnant!”

“What, don’t even brother talking to me, or giving me a ride home! I will call Jake at least he won’t have an affair with someone else.” I yelled at her!
******

“I heard what happened, and Mom kicked her out!” My brother and best friend, Jake, is trying to make me feel better!

"I can’t believe she would do this! I was going to marry her. I have the ring in my bag!” I’m crying at this point. The only thing of mine that belonged to her she broke. My heart.

*****
A few days have passed and I have not come out of my room. That means I have not eaten anything! I find myself confused and lost...

“Knock, knock it’s your mother! Oh my gosh, can’t believe this!” Dropping the cookies and slapping her hand over her mouth! Jake and Dad run in and see what’s wrong. “He’s..he’s dead” My mom said crying.

I stand there, over my dead body, trying to come to terms with being dead. Could this be real? Could this be happening? And then I think about why I haven't moved on. They say ghosts stay around when they have unfinished business. Instantly I know who my unfinished business is with. Just as I am about to say her name my family speaks for me.

“I hate Jessica; she’s the reason for this!” They say eerily in unison.


Great job Katie!!

Have a wonderful and blessed day.

With love and blessings,
Officially Inspired

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Oh my gosh! Guess what?!?

The person I owe everything to ---> Stephenie MeyerOh my gosh! Guess what?!?
Yes, you've guessed it, I finished the first draft of my novel at 9:24pm on Saturday, July 18th, 2009! I cannot even explain to you how it feels...words cannot describe it. But I'm super excited! But just believe me when I say it feels so...amazing to be able to say "I've written a novel." Whether it's good or not, whether it's far from being revised or not, but none-the-less I've written a novel. I'm so happy and proud. The video of me writing the last sentence of my novel and my reaction to that is posted below my signature.

Have a wonderful and blessed day!

With love and blessings,
Officially Inspired
video

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Slacking

Tess, Monica, and Andrew
I've been slacking with the blog--but I've been writing. I am REALLY EXTREMELY close to finishing my novel, but it's easier said than done in terms of finishing.

So today's the YouTube black-out to protest against the new Beta channel, which I am proudly taking place in. :) Although I made a video I did not post it today. :) Yay me!!

So far only one person has entered my contest, so I am extending the deadline to Tuesday, July 21st, 2009.

PLEASE ENTER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
(Same rules and guidelines apply)

Well, back to writing!!!! Yay!!!! Well until 8pm when Touched By An Angel comes on. I love that show! And how Monica says "God loves you". It's awesome!

Have a wonderful and blessed evening!

With love and blessings,
Officially Inspired

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

CONTEST!


HEY! I'VE SOME GOOD NEWS FOR YOU!
If you're a writer you should enter my writing contest. All you have to do is send your entry to my email ILuvRobPattinson@gmail.com

Here's the prompt:
"She smiled as she ran to me. She missed me, I thought, thank God." Use this as the beginning of your story."

*EDIT-- The composition can be in any format. Poetry, short story, movie/play script, ect.*
No word limit, no certain genre, but NO plagiarism.
DEADLINE: JULY 15th, 2009.
Good luck!!


Oh! Prizes!
1st- Your story will be posted here on Wonderful Writing Website.
2nd- Your story will be summarized here on WWW.
3rd- Your story's title will be mentioned here on WWW.
*If there are 3 or less entries, only 1st place will be awarded.
Have a wonderful and blessed day!

With love and blessings,
Officially Inspired

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Finishing?





I might finish my novel today. I'd say there's a very good chance of it. I planned to get up early today, but I couldn't go to sleep until like 2 this morning and then I woke up at 4, 5, 6, 7, and 8. Then I finally fell asleep at 8 and slept until noon. So I'm getting a late start.

There's not much left to write, and I really hope I can finish--or almost finish--today. But we'll see.

If you're bored, you should read the article I posted on my brother's blog. http://www.swosports.blogspot.com/ I think it's pretty funny. But where I said "when life gives you lemons, give them back and demand tea...because it's better" I had originally wrote "when life gives you lemons, give them back and demand Edward Cullen" my brother wouldn't let me keep it. :( But my article is "Baseball". Oh, and the picture above is of New York Mets Pitcher Mike Pelfrey. As long as we're talking about baseball, I thought I'd through in a picture of the nicest guy you'll ever meet!

So, wish me luck!

Have a wonderful and blessed day!

With love and blessings,
Officially Inspired

Monday, July 6, 2009

I see you...you can't hide from me...



Dear light at the end of the tunnel,
I see you. You cannot hide from me. I will find you. Do you see how awesome my eyes are?

But mark my words I will find you. I'll do it for my baby. My baby needs to be done--the first draft at least. You can make it easy and meet me half way. Or you can make it hard and I'll go all the way to find you. But beware, once you're in my grasp, there's no turning back. But you'll make me feel glorious.

Sincerely,
An Angry Author.
So! I figured this would be a good way to vent about my angry feelings about not being able to find my way through this tunnel. But I can see the light at the end--so I've hope yet. I'm going to keep this short so that I can maybe actually get some writing done today.

Katie, please tell me I'm not wasting my time.

Have a wonderful and blessed day!
With love and blessings,
Officially Inspired

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Cleaning...again?!?


Yeah, so I can't keep my room clean. Maybe that's just something that's supposed to happen to writers, you know, so you always have something to clean when- BOOM- Writer's Block strikes.

I think a lot of the crap in my room is just clothes I have neglected to put away. And sheets I forgot to put in the clothes hamper...But I did dust my bookshelf and rearrange my Twilight shrine--I mean shelf.

Why is it that I can finally see the light at the end of the tunnel that is my novel, but I cannot write? Am I holding onto my baby? Am I forcing it not to mature? Even if I know that maturity is what it really needs to reach full potential and be as great as I imagine it? Am I not a good Mommy to my baby?

Maybe instead of worrying about what I'm doing wrong I should think about what I'm doing right...or maybe I should just clean...

Have a wonderful and blessed day!
With love and blessings,
Officially Inspired

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Corn Growing Deadline


Farmers, hope your corn made it 'knee-high by the 4th of July'

Happy Independence Day! I'm proud to be an American! God bless!


I could see fireworks through my window! But there was a big tree in the way. :(


Thank you Troops and anyone who has ever fought for this country that I am proud to call home!

See my fireworks in my video here:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ry-NrwuKn48 Please watch until the end.

Have a wonderful and blessed day!

With love and blessings,
Officially Inspired


Thursday, July 2, 2009

Sorry

I'm so sorry I haven't posted anything in almost a week! I've been busy this week and haven't been home a lot so it hasn't left me with a whole lot of computer time.

I'm writing today so I'm hoping to get a lot done. But then again my WB (Writer's Block) might relapse...again. Maybe some music by Robert Pattinson can put me into remission...again. ;)

I went to a Red's game last night with my dad, my brother, and my cousin Katie. It was a lot of fun. See, Katie's a lot like me meaning we're both...out there (lol) so any time I'm around her she makes me laugh so hard I can't breathe. (Katie, I know you read this--you're probably the only one--"My elbow itches")

I really am not sure what else to write about...

Oh! If you have a YouTube account I'm looking for ideas for my Writing Vlog! So leave a comment here or personal message me on YouTube-- www.youtube.com/ILuvRobPattinson or you could leave a comment on my page. Please and thank you!

Have a wonderful and blessed day!

With love and blessings,
Officially Inspired