Monday, 5 March 2012
When I grow up I want to be...Jolene Perry
Lol, I know I sound like a kiss-ass, but Jolene single-handedly restored my faith in fiction. Just a few days ago, I was talking to Clare about how disheartened I was getting about reading published books that had a lack of compelling story, or characters that were hard to relate to. It was making me feel like I was striving to be the best I could be in a world filled with stories that just weren't doing it for me. I also wondered if perhaps I have just become terribly hard to please,after all, the last book that excited me was Harry Potter, and that was a pretty long time ago! Jolene's epic writing skill made me see that I have a long way to go, but if I can develop characters even half as well, I will be on the right track!
But then I picked up Night Sky. This is a YA story that has characters you can't help but fall in love with. Jameson is a dream, and even though I have (obviously! :p ) never been an 18 year old boy, I could still understand the challenges he was going through, and feel his joy and pain with him. I simply cannot express strongly enough how much everyone needs to read this book - you won't regret it!
And now for something else which is totally awesome! I am almost at 100 followers! It totally blows my mind that there are almost 100 people who are interested in the things I have to say lol. I will think about doing some kind of giveaway when (if)I get there! :D
Jaycee DeLorenzo (another blogger with an awesome name!) Here are the rules:
1. Go to page 77 of your current MS.
2. Go to line 7.
3. Copy down the next 7 lines - sentences or paragraphs - and post them as they're written. No cheating.
4. Tag 7 authors.
5. Let them know.
(Before I post, I must say that my WIP is not quite complete yet, so what is page 77 right now, might not always be page 77 lol)
Shaking my head, I said, “It doesn’t matter what you say, your true colours always show through, don’t they?”
Just one second ago, he’d been suggesting we should keep away from each other, the next he was inviting me to spend a couple of days with him Whether he was serious or not, those two ideas most definitely contradicted each other.
“I’m sorry,” he said, his grin completely erasing any hint of genuineness from his words, “You’re standing in front of me wearing almost nothing, I couldn’t help myself.”
“Try,” I told him, coldly, wishing that we were having this conversation anywhere but in a swimming pool. Somewhere where I could be fully dressed, so his eyes couldn’t drift over my body making me feel both uncomfortable and aroused at the same time.
“This is why we need a break,” he said, then confidently added, “When I get back, you’ll wish I’d never gone away.”
“You don’t actually think I’ll be pining away in my room for you?” I asked, laughing.
“You can tell a lot about a person from a kiss, you know.”
If it's okay, I am not going to tag 7 people, just because I'm not sure who has already been tagged, but please feel free to join on this one because it's a LOT of fun!
You didn't think you were going to get a whole post without a blogfest mention, did you? :p Haha, the WIP: The Movie bloghop is on FRIDAY, so there is still plenty of time to sign up if you want to join in. Click here to sign up!
Whew, I think that's all for now! hope you have a great day!