It is our choices…that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.
~ J. K. Rowling
Hey everyone! Teens4TS gave me a great idea for this post — to talk about the book I’m writing. But, truth is, I’m writing several at a time. I doubt my writing all the time and what happens is I work on one while needing to edit the other ones. So I am going to talk about some of the books that I started. I won’t be discussing all of them because the rest include death, trauma and religion. And I do not want to start a war about religion and what’s appropriate to talk about.
First, I’ll describe the novel I’m working on right now. I started watching the show “Being Human,” and the ghost named Sally inspired me to write this book. I named it “Unsuccessful Departure.” I don’t think I’m great at titles, but my second mom would beg to differ. It’s about a girl with a hard family life. Her father is a nasty person, especially to her. Later on, she becomes a ghost and a decade later, a man moves into her home. She grows close to him and looks up to him as a father.
Next, I’ll describe my first novel that I started writing officially. I use the word “officially” because when I was in private school in 6th grade, one of our assignments was to write as much of a book as possible. Each chapter had to be 10 pages long. Mine was “A Singer’s Life,” and it turned out horrible, haha! But, anyway, the first novel I actually started to write on my own was inspired by “Avatar: The Last Airbender.” I named it, “Warriors of Dawn.” It, again, turned out horrible, but I am going to work on it when I get the chance.
Now, I will talk about the series that I was so determined to keep writing, but writer’s block won. It’s called, “The Manifest Series,” and I’ll explain why. The series is inspired by J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series. I decided that I was going to use my imagination at the highest level. Instead of just starting to write immediately, I mapped out everything. I brainstormed ideas. I made a list of plots…and that’s when I decided I’d use all of them.
I created the name of all 26 lands. The reason there are 26 is because the lands are in alphabetical order. They go from A-Z. I don’t know if that makes sense, but I guess you’d have to read it to understand. I created the names of all the characters. Everything. It was hard work, but it was worth it.
The Manifest Series is about a girl with a nice but gullible mother and a sister who seems just snobby, but it goes much deeper. The girl lives in a town where everything is the same; the buildings, the ground, the trees, the people, the subjects in school, the lessons in school, etc. One night, she gets abducted by aliens and is put into a room filled with other teenagers. They befriend each other and work together to escape the ship. Later on in the series, they have to travel the world to find and destroy something.
Another book I’m writing is called, “Free Glory.” This is about a teenage girl in the 1950s that falls in love with another teenage girl. And, of course, they can’t talk about it because they’re in the 50’s. Nothing really inspired me to write this. It just popped in my head while riding in a car somewhere. I’m still trying to work on it, but I need to research a lot more.
And, the last on I’m going to talk about is my autobiography. I haven’t figured out a title for that one yet. Obviously, it’s about me and my life and what I’ve gone through to get where I am now. I got inspired to write by reading “Chinese Cinderella,” by Adeline Yen Mah. It was such a beautiful and motivating book that I wanted to inspire others with my book about my life. I need to figure out how to write it a certain way so readers will understand it better.
Well, that’s all of the books I’m talking about.
Question of the week: If you could write a book or short story about anything, what would it be?
Hope you all have an awesome week. :)