Monday, September 30, 2013

Book Update!

Helllllo. Wow, two blog posts in one day. This is a goal.

I just wanted to update you all on the process of where I am on writing and editing books that I am hoping to share with all of you.

The Storm Saga

The Hurricane is written, (which you know) and I am hoping to share the summary verrrry soon. And Hope is going to be making the cover very soon as well. I am hoping to start editing it in October.

I have written Felix's Novella, which HAS a title, but I can't share it with you just yet.

The Storm #3 is almost done. I am nearing the end, it's so close. And a plot twist came out of nowhere and I love it lots.

Two Rings series

I am going to release the final book's title in October, and the cover at the same time, because I've had all the covers for a very long time, and you deserve to see them! It is another duel POV, just like My Future (#3) was. The release date will be most likely sooner than The Hurricane, because the Two Rings books aren't as long as the Storm Saga's. More info on that soon.

I am hoping to write maybe a spin off series later in the future if I have the time. I love the OverShadowers and the Undimmed, and I don't want them to just end here with just Pearl's story. There's so much more for you to know!


NaNo Novel '13 is almost all outlined in my head, and I am bursting to write it. But I will wait until November. (A WHOLE MONTH) BUT, that doesn't mean I can't write a novella, or a few about that certain world. I really like the idea of the Throne of Glass series, with all those novella's before Throne of Glass was released. And I want to do that with this one. I will most likely start that after I finish and take a quick break from The Storm #3 and writing it. (my brain needs to come down from it's high. lol)

There's a quick overview, I will start thinking of summary's and release dates for all those who need it, and I will let you know when those are up! :)

-Madison xoxo

I like outlines for essays, not books - A Writing Truth II

Welcome to another writing truth by me, Madison. But first, I want to remind everyone in the Ohio area that I will be at the Granville Historical Society THIS Saturday from 10-4pm EST signing copies of SHADOW FUTURE, THE STORM and THUNDER & LIGHTNING! And I'll be giving away bookmarks! ^.^

I like outlines for essays, not books - A Writing Truth II

People often say, 'I'm outlining my book today!' and I just stare at their post and think...outlining? Hm.

When I tried to outline for NaNo last year, it ended badly. I thought it would help me when I get stuck, and you don't have time during NaNo to be stuck, you need to get your word goal in, and just keep pushing forward. But when I made an amazing outline, and I put it on huge pieces of paper and strung it up on my wall, I noticed something was wrong. Very wrong.

The story was gone from my head.

I don't know about how you write, but when I write a story down, it's gone. Bye bye, au revoir. The story is gone from my head, and it's very hard to write a book when the story is no longer inside your head to be written down.

That story was on my wall in my room hanging up.

I had to make an entire new plot line in my head, yeah, maybe a some similarities, but nothing like I had all figured out before. So when I started writing on November 1st, I had to start from scratch, I had to force my way through the first 3,000 words because the story was no longer in my head.

Don't get me wrong, outlines are great! I love making them for my papers for school, those don't count as stories for me, so it doesn't bother me when my ideas are on the paper and I can just turn back and look at them if I need help. But when it comes to my books, I outline in my head. A little piece here and there comes together sooner or later in my head for that certain story, and sometimes, I have the whole outline ready for me, sometimes I don't, but at least I know that it's in my head and ready to go.


Hope you enjoyed! I'm outlining my paper for school, and I thought that this would be a good writing truth! Do you outline? If so, why? If not, why?

Happy Monday!

-Madison xoxo

Friday, September 27, 2013

Cover Reveal: The Secret Diamond Sisters by Michelle Madow!

Today, I am very happy to have the cover of author friend Michelle Madow's newest release, THE SECRET DIAMOND SISTERS!

Savannah. Courtney. Peyton. 

The three sisters grew up not knowing their father and not quite catching a break. But it looks like their luck is about to change when they find out the secret identity of their long-lost dad—a billionaire Las Vegas hotel owner who wants them to come live in a gorgeous penthouse hotel suite. Suddenly the Strip's most exclusive clubs are all-access, and with an unlimited credit card each, it should be easier than ever to fit right in. But in a town full of secrets and illusion, fitting in is nothing compared to finding out the truth about their past.

Add The Secret Diamond Sisters on Goodreads

Release Date: February 25th 2014!

I am really excited for this book!! I love 'real life' stories such as these! Check out the Facebook event page for the book release party at Books & Books in Coral Gables, FL on March 1, 2014: The Secret Diamond Sisters Book Release Party! and the giveaway to win an ARC of THE SECRET DIAMOND SISTERS! 

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You can find Michelle online at Facebook, Instagram, Goodreads, Pinterest, Twitter! And her website.

-Madison xoxo

Thursday, September 26, 2013

I'm not good at writing love triangles: a writing truth

The title says it all. I know the blog could use a lot more bookish and writish posts, but the kpop posts are amazing. *coughs*. But I've decided when I think of some bookish or writish post, I won't just tweet it, I'll expand it as much as I can get it, and put it on the blog.'s the first one!

I'm Not Good at Writing Love Triangles: A Writing Truth

Whenever I try to make the MC fall in love, or like each of the boys, or vice versa, it never works. I always prefer one of the other boys over the other, so does the MC. And usually, one of the love interests always turns out to be evil in some way...and one of them is good. And the MC might kiss each of them a number of times for some reason or another, but the good guy always wins in the end, sometimes in the beginning, and having the MC end up with the bad guy would change the plot so dramatically my brain wouldn't be able to cope.

I think another point that I have such a hard time with Love Triangles, is that I've had a few in my life. Me being the top of the triangle. It's very unpleasant, and I think it bothers me to write a triangle when I was part of one. And I'm not good at breaking people's hearts...especially my characters. It makes me sad inside, but I've finally been able to kill people off...which hurts me a whole lot more.

If I ever try to write a love triangle of some sort, there are two different plots in my head. One with the one guy, and another with the other guy. And it's very hard to pick which one, and then I spend months sometimes years after finishing a book wondering what it would have been like if the MC had gone with a different boy at the end. And everything is just awkward in my poor head.

That is why I don't and I'm not good at writing them. So that's why I just make one evil guy, and the other nice, and the girl already in love, or quite possibly being able to fall in love so that my brain never has to hurt every again.

You never know, I might be able to think of a plot that has a good love triangle, and it'll work, and my brain won't die.

I hope you enjoyed this little Writing Truth. Tell me if you like love triangles, if you're good at writing them, etc. I'd love to hear what you have to say! And I might put them in the next Writing Truth post! So everyone can see. ^.^

Happy Thursday!

-Madison xoxo

Kpop Thursday #3!

Happy Thursday everyone! Friday is soooooo close!

This week, I have Hot Summer by F(x). Since it's been so cold around here...and I ordered myself some fingerless gloves so that my hands will be warm while I write and practice the without further ado, here it is!

I hope you all are having a great Thursday! ^.^

-Madison xoxo

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Happy Birthday Millicent Parker!

It's Millicent's birthday today! She shares a birthday with my mom. ;) And to help celebrate, I have things to giveaway, along with a teaser from The Hurricane (The Storm Saga #2)!

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And a teaser!! I haven't gone through it fully yet, so it's probably not the best teaser, but here you go! ;)

“Nah,” he said, he smiled, and my stomach did weird summersaults. He leaned in, but I met him half way. He kissed me, Felix Walter tasted like tooth paste, not that I minded. 

Hope you enjoyed! Keep entering the giveaway!! :D

Happy Birthday Millicent!

-Madison xoxo

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Pirates have taken over Kpop Thursday!

Ahoy there mateys! It be Talk Like a Pirate Day! And me know a thing or two about pirates. And not just from watchin' Pirates of the Caribbean movies. ;)

Noooow...instead of a kpop video, I've got Pirates of the Caribbean songs...videos and gifs...

First, my POTC things I have at home:

I have just as much POTC stuff as I do Doctor Who can see where my fandoms lie.

This is one of my favorite POTC remix videos, and I'm going to share it with you!

I've always liked pirates. I own all four of the movies, I went and saw number four in the theater two times. I liked it that much. And I'm really sad to hear that we have to wait like three years for the fifth movie, just because the Lone Ranger didn't do so well...

I also used to write fanfiction...but I deleted it...that was kind of stupid of me really. lol

I also had a POTC birthday party, and everyone was a certain character, and we had pirate games, and had 'rum' and had gold coins. 

So...all in all, I really like pirates, and I wish that I was one. XD

Argh! Have ye a great Talk Like a Pirate Day!

-Captain Madison xoxo

(Have some Elizabeth and Will...)

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Banned Books, and Why Parents Take Books From Their Children and/or How They Should Do It

I feel like I just need to say this.

In Tea Time, we talked about banned books, and I saw a lot of tweets from people getting upset about parents wanting shelter their children from reading a book because of the content.

That is totally ok.

What is NOT ok, is taking the book, or requesting it to be banned (because than other kids can't read it, and they might enjoy it, and it might help them in some way), and telling their child you can't read it just because. They can't read it because...give reasons. Give reasons to your children WHY. It makes them feel like they're important, and you love them. This is speaking from a child's point of view.

My mom is the most amazing mom in the world, and yes, I've gotten upset at her for taking books from me, or telling me I can't watch something. But it's for the better, and us kids just need to understand this. She also gave me reasons, and good reasons they were.

I'm not allowed to read Harry Potter, or Twilight.

I wasn't allowed to read The Hunger Games for the longest time, but now, I'm allowed, and I'm glad I waited.

Maybe someday, I'll be allowed to read Harry Potter, and Twilight. When I'm eighteen, and I move out of the house, I can read whatever I want, but for now, my mom makes sure that I'm save, and 'sheltered' as much as she can.

Because she loves me.

-Madison xoxo

It's Banned Books Week next week! Read a banned book!! Tweet it, etc. :D

My Doctor Who Pumpkin!

For all of you who didn't know, I LOVE Halloween. It's my favorite holiday next to Christmas and Thanksgiving. I love all the candy, and dressing up like a character that's not you, and just having fun! Even though I'm not really supposed to be going Trick or Treating, I'm going to try to do it anyway.

So....I love pumpkins, and the other day, I got a tiny pumpkin, and I decorated it as the Ninth, Tenth and Eleventh Doctor's outfits and special saying.

See for yourself:

And there you have it! My Doctor Who themed pumpkin. ^.^

Have a great Hump Day everyone!

-Madison xoxo

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Writing, writing, writing...

Happy Tuesday, readers! We made it through Monday!

This week I'm focusing on getting The Storm #3 written! It is very close to the end as I write this, and you read this. It will surpass The Hurricane (The Storm Saga #2) mostly, having that book be 75k, this one is very close to 75k and so much more to write!

I have been thinking of the ending to this book for months now, and I am so excited to finally write it!

After I finish writing it, I will be editing The Hurricane, and I'll start Teaser Tuesdays probably by the end of this month, or early October! Then it's time for NaNo! And I already have the story in my head ready to go! It should be completely outlined in my head by November. XD

What are you all reading this week? I'm writing THROUGH THE EVER NIGHT by Veronica Rossi! Also, I started watching Sherlock Season 1 last night. I'm going to be quickly converted to Wholocked every soon...I love a good mystery! And Sherlock's voice is so dreamy...

-Madison xoxo

Friday, September 13, 2013

Flash Giveaways

Hi everyone! Happy Friday!

On my Facebook page, and Twitter. I'm having flash giveaways for ecopies of THE STORM. Here's the link to the Tweet. And to the Facebook post.

Have fun, readers!! :D

-Madison xoxo

Thursday, September 12, 2013

K-pop Thursday #2

Happy Thursday!

I am a terrible blogger, and I apologize. I honestly have no idea what to blog about. I tweet most of my stuff when I could make a huge awesome blog post. :(

BUT. I created Kpop Thursday so that I have a reason to blog! I promise once I start editing The Hurricane (The Storm #2) I'll start Teaser Tuesdays!

NOW, for the video of this week!!

I Got A Boy - SNSD, Girls Generation.

HUZZAH! GG for the win! Plus DW gifs because they're cool.

I hope you all have a great rest of the week! SO CLOSE TO THE WEEKEND!

-Madison xoxo

Thursday, September 5, 2013

My Future Bookmarks! + Kpop Thursday #1

Happy Thursday, readers!

I have decided to post a kpop video or song every Thursday because I can. And I need to effect as many of you as I possible can.

So...this week: I have SHINee with Lucifer!

They are the first boy kpop band I have really enjoyed. The dance is amazing, someday I want to learn!

Now...for MY FUTURE bookmarks! I just made the design:

Thoughts? I love it! Going to print some up for the giveaway that's happening HERE. :D

Have a great Thursday everyone!! I just reached 50,000 words in The Storm #3!

-Madison xoxo

Sunday, September 1, 2013

Why, hello there

So...this was my first week of school. If you were following my tweets on Twitter, you would have seen all my tweets about it...I think it's going to be a very busy year. More classes everyday, and may or may not consist of time to actually do the school we'll see.

Starting most likely Saturday, I will start looking at Two Rings #4, and maybe The Hurricane. And start thinking about editing. (eep) both of these books will come out 2014 for sure. And as you all know, I'm working on The Storm #3 as you read this. Which I am very excited to share with all of you.

In a few months, I'll start looking at Very Long WIP, and see if I can edit through it. :D

I hope you all have a great 3 (one day left) weekend! I am recovering for a long first week of school...I need more sleep.

-Madison xoxo

PS: Did you enjoy my Doctor Who gifs? I have so many...