A Book Review: Sinful Cinderella

As a fellow writer, I try to read as much in my genres as I can. I also try to review books when I can. . .

There was a dark book I got on Amazon that I could not put it down.

“Sinful Cinderella” (Book 1 from Dark Fairy Tale Queen Series) by Anita Valle

I enjoyed the twists and turns and liked the Gothic imaginary.
I look forward to reading the next books in the series.

There are three mottoes from this book . . . 

  1.  “Be careful of what you wish for.”
  2. “It can always be worst.”
  3. “What goes around, comes around.”

This not the the light, sweet Disney version. I happy it is dark and twisted.

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Spiritual: Writing is my Bliss

I don’t normally go into the spiritual element of writing, but as many of you has read, writing is my entire world.

I am spiritual and I have a spiritual blog to explain my ideas and gratefulness and such. (http://spiritualbeck.wordpress.com )

However there a few moments in which I see that my writing moments and spiritual moment cross paths. This is one of them . . .

I like to believe in higher beings, whether is Karma, Fate, God(s), Goddess (es). . . I believe that they know you’re path and purpose. (Yes, believe it or not EVERYONE HAS A PURPOSE and A STORY.) It’s very weird when I see that my writing is part of my spiritual path.

I love writing about ghosts, vampires, living vs dead etc. So I like to believe that even my writing will come back to haunt me like a good ghost story should.

I found pieces of my second vampire book. I have been writing this book off and on since 2014, and life has gotten in the way. However it is one of my main goals this year to have book two finished by Dec 31st 2019. My main character grew up in a Monastery . . .  so I am dealing with a vampire who has been fighting a lot of morals. I feel like I am fighting with him, so I can easily get stuck, but I have pieces here and there so many I believe have the book in front of me, I just now need to put it together.

I wrote three parts in 2014 (probably during NaNoWriMo) and I’m now rereading it only see that my main character is going through similar issues that I am. . . I really feel it’s the fate putting my writing on my spiritual path for a reason.

I was going to be working on my Driving Lies, but plans changed now it will be Book 2 of my vampire series, Daris.

I’m just happy to be writing again, in my purest element.

Make Me Scared

I have written several type of genres. My muses take me in all kind of directions. . .

However my first love in writing is horror: paranormal. I enjoyed being scared. It makes your heart pump faster, the adrenaline runs through your veins, and when you come out of it, you are very grateful to be truly alive.

I was going through my active twitter www.twitter.com/rebekah1213 and I found one of my favorite admirable celebrities www.twitter.com.com/Michaelrosenbum and he was mentioning horror movies. Paraphrasing he feels a horror movie should scare, entertain or be fun. (Note: I think the “fun” scary movies should have their own topic.)

I feel there needs to be a good paranormal story (give me some good history), and true scare factor (I want to scream and jump).

It would be an excellent movie if I can NOT predict the next moves. I want a movie that does NOT have the clichés in it.

(Note: I am not a huge slasher fan.)

Movies on his list I agree with

  • Pet Cemetery
  • The Shinning
  • Insidious
  • Candy Man
  • The Amityville Horror
  • Poltergeist
  • Nightmare on Elm Street
  • Child’s Play
  • Orphan
  • The Omen
  • The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 1 (I freaked out with 2 as well)
  • 30 days of Night
  • Silence of the Lambs

 

Movies that really scare me (Not on his list)

  • The Storm of the Century
  • Christine
  • Night of the Living Dead
  • The Saw series
  • Hostel 1 and 2 (Can you believe people can do that?)
  • The Wrong Turn (Most of them )
  • The Farm House

 

Movies with scary elements (There are problems with story or it’s just not scary enough all of the way through)

  • Psycho
  • Interview with a Vampire (To me it was a bit more tame than my vampires)
  • Urban Legends
  • Ghost Ship
  • Rose Red (I really liked the story)
  • 1408 (Short Story was awesome)
  • HousehhHouse of Wax
  • Split ( I needed more story with each personality)

 

Note: There was a contest for Independent horror called the 8 of 8 . . . the top 8 would be shown at a horror movie festival. There were some of those that were pretty good for independent.

I’m still waiting for that ultimate scary movie: awesome story line, avoid clichés, and unpredictable scary movie. Please make me jump and scream in my seat. I want to hold my seat and be afraid to look at the windows or answer my door. (Yes, it’s all in my head, but sometimes simply being scared is just fun.)

 

 

 

2018 Vs 2019

In 2018 I did the following. . .

  1. Written over 200 blogs
  2. Written over 500,000 words (552, 946 words to be exact)
  3. My computer was down most of the year, so I wrote most of my novels by hand and used tablets for my blogs.
  4. I wrote entire diary
  5. Acoomplished by Camp NaNoWriMo and NaNoWriMo in Novmeber (with gout)

 

In 2019, I want to. . .

  1. I want something published.
  2. Write 12 fanfiction stories (https://www.fanfiction.net/~rebekahwriter13/ )
  3. Write 12 Short stories for Wattpadd (https://www.wattpad.com/user/RebekahQuinne )
  4. Write 300 blogs this year (Links to my blogs here: https://rebekahquinne.wordpress.com/2018/09/04/links-to-my-pages-4/ )
  5. Finish these several projects
    • Crimson Shadow Collection: Book 2:Daris
    • Driving Lies Book 3 Typed
    • Driving Lies Books 1-3 Edit

 

Pure Bliss

Plugging myself in with the playlist of my favorite music, blocking out the bitter reality of this harsh world.

Turn on my M.S. Word or get out a pen and Notebook and then completely focus on my fantasy worlds within each story or novel.

Just type or write for hours, word after word, line to paragraph to page. . . creating drama and horror within the story knowing that what doesn’t kill my characters just makes them that crazier and stronger.

That is my pure bliss.

Word count and Nanowrimo update

My word count and other updates

I accomplished Nanowrimo in November 2018 (I was a rebel I worked on two projects): 50,951 words

My total Nanowrimo word count from 2010 to 2018: 439, 895 words (I have novella trigology written, two novels finished and three novel projects in process)

Overall from January to November (2018): 501,765 words (My personal goal was 400,000 I still have to write December)

November total word count (including, Nanowrimo, email, lists, diary, blogs etc ): 91,691 words

I also achieved a personal of getting average of 3000 words a day and made this goal in November 2018. Yay! It average 3056 words per day. (In spite of migraines, gout, errands, cleaning etc. So I have no excuses.)

Links to word count and other goals (I accomplished all of camp and regular Nanowrimo goals )

https://rebekahquinne.wordpress.com/2018/01/07/what-i-want-in-2018/

rebekahquinne.wordpress.com/2018/09/17/current-goals-and-updates/

https://rebekahquinne.wordpress.com/2018/06/24/2018-writing-goal/

Determined to win NaNoWriMo 2018

As most of you I’ve been writing is Camp Nanowrimo and this November I’m trying Nanowrimo for the 9th year.

I am writing a seven book series I’m calling Crimson Shadow Collection. There are about 75 vampires and this is the series is about their lives. I have been working on the set-up of this series since 2008-2009 I’m still stuck on book 2 even though I have many scenes for the other books written.

  • 2010 The Whispering Path
  • 2011 Driving Lies Book 1
  • 2012 The Crimson Shadow Collection: Melzela, (on my Rebekah Wolveire account)
  • 2012 Driving Lies Book 2
  • 2013 Driving Lies Book 3
  • 2014 The Crimson Shadow Collection: Daris started
  • 2015 Pieces of me (It was a personal collection)

2010 to 2015 I won each year, writing over 50,000 words (I was with my ex back then)

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2016 The Crimson Shadow Collection: Daris (between family drama and muses wanting to write scenes for book 3 to 7, I did not hit 50,000 words)

2017 The Broken Path (My location and exhaustion kept me 15,000 words short of my goal: it’s not finished, but on back burner)

2018 The Crimson Shadow Collection: Daris (I am determined to write and get my 50,000 words)

I’m working Daris again as there are notes, scenes for it everywhere on my flash drive but nothing is together in chapter form. I’m going to put it together.

My Nanowrimo page http://nanowrimo.org/participants/rebekah1213

My Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/rebekahquinne

My Twitter page http://www.twitter.com/rebekahquinne