Writing

Writing is therapeutic for me. It’s also a way for me to get out all the ideas that are in my head. I have always been a writer, ever since I was 8 years old. I’ve always kept a notebook and pen with me everywhere in case the inspiration strikes. Eventually the pen and notebook became laptop / iPad and I continued on my creative path.

I completed my first novel about 3-4 years ago, but even up til now I am editing it, I haven’t really published it anywhere. When I re read my manuscripts I always want to change something here and there, so I don’t think I really got out of the “editing” phase for that book. My 2nd book which I completed was just done earlier this month. It’s more of a novelette, but still, it’s something I managed to do from start to finish. A lot of my stories that I write often get started but never get finished, which is a shame.

Right now I’m writing two books, and a couple of short stories / novelettes. I never knew there was a difference between a novella and a novelette until I looked it up- the main difference is the word count – novelettes are less that 17,000 words but more than 7,500 words. Novellas are longer than 17,000 words but shorter than novels (which are roughly 40,000 words and up).

I also write fanfiction and poems, songs sometimes. I write random little things that have no purpose- I do it just because I want to. Whenever there is something on my mind, I just jot it down and I instantly feel better. My inspirations for my stories come from various sources, some being:

  1. other authors (V.C Andrews, L.J Smith, Charity Parkerson)
  2. music (Evanescence, Nox Arcana, Midnight Syndicate)
  3. pictures (mostly gothic looking buildings and Victorian fashion)

I try to picture the scenes in my head before I write them down, that way I can sort of imagine how the characters are going to interact with each other, and what kind of relationship they will have. My genres are mostly gothic horror and supernatural / fantasy. I don’t normally write dramas but sometimes if I really feel like it, I’ll write out a quick short story with dramatic elements.

The ratings usually go from T – M, depending on the story. I don’t like a lot of gore but I do add some frightening scenes, and also sensuality. It’s all pretty much what a normal, mature adult would read. I am not sure if I am ever going to publish these stories, a lot of them are written simply because I want to get everything down before I lose the inspiration. Believe me, loss of inspiration / writers block is THE WORSE thing to ever happen. It’s like you want to write something, but you have no idea what to write about. Ugh.

Anyways, these are my current original works:

The Darkest Fantasy Series: 

1. Darkest Fantasy [completed]

2. Sinister Dreams [in progress]

3. The Beginning Of Forever: Gabriel’s Story  [on hold]

4. Unchained [on hold]

The Midnight Fellowship Series: 

1. Match Point [completed]

2. The Talisman [in progress]

Standalone novels: 

Everland [on hold]

Short Stories: 

The Last Gift [M/M] [completed]

Letting Go [Sequel to The Last Gift] [M/M] [completed]

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