I am participating in the Writing Contest: You are Enough, hosted by Positive Writer.

 

Hello. I’m Rebekah Quinne. I’m a horror, paranormal, and thriller writer.

Some background on me: I started to write for myself in fifth grade. Most of my favorite teachers are English teachers. They have always encouraged me to read and write and in doing so, I found of a love of writing. I mean while other kids were outside at recess playing kick ball or causing drama of who liked who, I was writing.  Even in high school, I always had extra note notebook and always had at least one writing project in my head.

 

Every writer has problems and issues. I fight my demons (my doubts) while I write. . . Common arguments. . .

“What is the point?”

  • The point is that I love to write. I can clean the entire house, make three course meal, do all of our errands in one day, and if I do not write, then I do not feel productive. My day is down when I have writer’s block for a day; but I feel I’m just wasting time if I have several days of writer’ block. I feel like there is a void of me, if I do not write.
  • It is my escape. Sometime a day is simply boring: you get up, get coffee, work, come home, clean, sleep and do it all over again. When I write, I can do anything: mountain climb, fly, have a pet shark etc.
  • I’m a story teller, and I always have a story to tell. I believe I was a bard in another life (I am also musically inclined). I am creative and love expressing myself with all art, especially writing. When I write, I am god: I love to create characters, worlds, problems, and drama. I decide if the day is sunny, if there is tornado, or if one of my characters falls in love, or even dies. I love having the creative control.
    I also put myself in my creation, each character I make has some element of me. So in some way, by reading my work, you are seeing into pieces of my soul.

 

 “You’re not good enough!” They fight that I will never be like Stephen King, Anne Rice, J. K. Rowling etc.

The truth is you never know until you simply try. I have no idea if I’m truly good enough until I write, edit, and get my books out there.
The best thing I can do is simply try. I cannot hit a homerun, unless I get up to the plate.

 

“You’re only going to get rejected!”

I had a good friend of mine told me that I had get my work out there. He had been rejected several times, but I knew his work was good. You just have to dust off and reapply to someone else.

Stephen King’s Carrie got rejected over 10 or 30 times (I hear different numbers.)

J.K. Rowling was rejected 12 times with Harry Potter.

Anne Rice was rejected 5 times with Interview with a Vampire.

Here is a link of many authors that and even the greatest books have gotten rejected.

https://www.buzzfeed.com/stmartinspress/20-brilliant-authors-whose-work-was-initially-reje-7rut

 

“You write too much!”

Ha. Ha! There is NO such thing as a writer writing too much! I know even if I overwrite, I can always cut down in the edit.

There is not enough time in the day to get out all of the things that are in my head.

 

Just a few pieces of advice. . .

  • I get easily distracted, especially by the Internet. So when I want to write, I try to go to place with no wifi or I turn my wifi off.
  • During moments when I am struggling on a scene, I simply go to a scene in which I want to write or I start with a strong scene. I used to think that I have to write book from beginning to ending, but that is not how my muses work. Sometimes I get pieces, and I have to rewrite scenes to make the pieces work.
  • As much as I like to write alone, I have learned that writing in a group or with a partner can be just as much fun. I have several friends that have kept me creative, taught me how to write decent twists, and how to be a better person and better writer. I love playing RPGs and role-playing online with my friends as they keep my mind working and my ideas fresh. So I cannot say that my writing process is completely solo. I also ask my friends for opinions on scenes or chapters in my novels, as I feel they are going to be honest with me. I appreciate that I have creative and honest friends who encourage my writing.
  • My other suggestion is read, especially the genre you are writing. It can be inspiring and it can show you want publisher want.
  • I agree with Anne Rice write about what hurts and what pleasures you. http://youtube.com/watch?v=bw2KXX7WrOY

 

Writing is every day journey in which I have greatly enjoyed—I have killed a lot of pens and used a pages, but I feel the world needs more readers, writers, and storytellers.

I hope with my stories, I can make the future readers laugh, cry, be entertained, and most of all, turn the page.

Please enjoy my blog: I keep update on here of my writings and I have links to all of my blogs and other works.

Please keep reading and enjoy.

Rebekah Quinne.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Word Challenge update

Last Saturday, July 20th, I participate in a the 10k in 24 hour word writing challenge.

I read about from this blog, https://abookhavenx.wordpress.com/2019/07/15/write-10k-in-a-day/

I did not get 10 k, but I got 5,845 words on my thriller novel trilogy. I am almost finished with book, the first draft of the thriller trilogy and I got caught up with my Camp Nanowrimo word count.

I had been fighting depression and home issues, so I was behind. I think because of that challenge will get my goal 30k word count this month.

Its 23 and I have about seven days. . . my two goals are reaching my 30,000 word count and finishing my novel.

I really think I can do this and when I do I redye my hair purple again. Yay.

Camp NaNoUpdate

I have been dealing with anxiety and depression, and it has been very hard on my body and mind. This means my writing has been suffering.

I have changed my project from Family project to short stories. . . If an idea inspires me, then I write it down. Then I just accumulate the word count of each story. I might post some on my flash fiction blog. . . http://rqshortstories.wordpress.com

I am also not pushing myself. (I had one break down and lost entire weekend to depression, reoccurring mono and sleep.)

I gave myself 30,000 words as a goal. If I make it, awesome. If I do not make it, then I can try again in November.

I hope just get some decent stories written, at this point word count is as it is.

First Third of 2019

So far up to date I have 242,413 words written. It averages 1,939 words per day. (My goal is 2,000 words per day and I’m pretty close.)

At this rate if I keep up writing at 1,939 words per day I will be at 707,735 words by the end of the year. (My yearly goal is 750,000 words this year.)

This includes. . . (by not limited to)

  • Novels
  • Rewrites/edits
  • Diary
  • Blogs
  • Lists
  • Stories
  • Emails/chatting(especially storytelling)
  • Notes/research

Note: I try to write everyday even if its just notes, diary entries or lists. However there are some days when I’m just too weak to write. I do try my best to make it up.

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

Nanowrimo prep vs time

I’ve been dealing with sleep apnea issues, (even when I do sleep, I feel like I barely slept. At times I live on 5 hour energy drink shots.)

I have anxiety (I have constant worry and current living situation has me on the edge. I also have what I can zombie insomnia, I can’t sleep, but I can’t focus, grrr. My living situation has me on extremely high anxiety over extreme cleaning in which furniture is to be moved vs timed issues.)

I have extreme mood swings because of this and my painful female issues.

These health issues can get in the way of true bliss. . .writing.

I’m hoping to get my notes organized while all of this cleaning going on. . . Just thinking about it drains me.

Current goals and updates

My current blog count (up to September) is 158. Just 42 blogs to go.

  • Personal blogs 65 beckyms1213
  • Fun blogs (Celebrity inspired or fan fiction) 2 rebekah1213
  • Writing blogs 44 Rebekah Quinne
  • Spiritual blogs 16 Spiritualbeck
  • Short stories 31 rqshortstories

(Note links to the other blogs is at the bottom of the page)

This is really close to the 200 blog goal I have given to myself this year.

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

More writing Goals

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

I’m in 275,817 words (As of September) of my 400,000 word count goal this year. Just 124, 183 words to go. Yay. Since June I wrote 115, 089 words. Busy Summer, I hope for a busier fall (writing wise).

The Links to my other blogs are . . . https://rebekahquinne.wordpress.com/2018/09/04/links-to-my-pages-4/