Friday, June 22, 2012

Who you gonna call?

I decided that I needed a lazy day. Well, not a day, I suppose, just a few hours. After 3 weeks of nursing school that included my first code situation (I got to do CPR!), I feel like doing nothing at all. So here I sit in my smiling snowman pajama pants watching TV and blogging. I just discovered the show Haunted Collector. There are a ton of paranormal investigation shows on TV and this is one of the better, in my opinion.

I've been interested (obsessed is more truthful...) in the paranormal since I first learned what  a ghost was. I've had many, many weird experiences and have seen, heard, and felt my far share of unexplained incidences. I started doing my own investigations when I was 13. I would ask for EMF meters, digital voice recorders, video cameras, and such for Christmas and my birthday. I broke into more abandoned buildings and houses than I can count.

It was no doubt stupid of me. A group of teenage girls going into an abandoned county home (also called an insane asylum...) in the middle of the night isn't safe on its own. And we didn't notice the asbestos warning signs until AFTER we spend several hours inside. And then there were the times my friends were to scared to go into the darkness of the debris covered halls and I'd go on my own.

Looking back now, I can say I was a little reckless, but I also had some balls! I never let the fear of the unknown stop me from seeking out what I found curious. I had (and still have) an obsession to find what is 'out there'. Last year, I had the awesome experience of investigating an old jail that was converted to a museum and filled with haunted items.

I'm pretty critical when I'm watching ghost shows. I'm no expert by any means, but I find it hard but not to discredit all the 'weird' noises heard when the ghost hunters have a camera crew following them around. I find it really funny when grown men with said camera crew get super scared when they hear a noise. I'm not saying that spirits are harmless, but come on, guys...you are supposed to be ghost hunters and you're freaking out because a door closed! Yea, loud sudden noises are startling...but really?! Running away is a little dramatic.

My best friend A and I had the idea to start our own ghost hunting show with all female hunters since there aren't any shows currently featuring women. Why are the lead investigators always men?? A was going to start a youtube channel and everything. Obviously that didn't happen...yet ;)

Friday, June 8, 2012

Reaper

This is going to be an uber short post b/c I just finished a paper on the four stages of labor (woo-hoo, right?) but I wanted to post Reaper's new cover! :) Then I'm off to bed so I can get up early and study advanced pharmacology. Ugh. I love nursing school but it seriously is running my life right now!


Sunday, June 3, 2012

The Trilogy Continues...

The next book in the Contagium Trilogy is called The Truth is Contagious. It will start off right where book 2 ended. It's going to be really freaking long. I know I've mentioned it before, but I'll ingeminate again that I made outlines for all three books BEFORE I started writing the books. I only made it through about 3/4 of book 2's outline before deciding to end the book early due to its long length. So, book three has to have all of its original plot plus 1/4 of the 2nd book. It's going to be 200,000 words or longer. Hopefully no one will care!

I've already written the first chapter but put it on the side to finish Reaper, book 2 in my GL series. (I put that on hold to write Beyond the Sea and then Contagious and DC...I need to get back to it lol). I start summer school tomorrow...SO dreading advanced pharmacology :( Which means, for the next 8 weeks I won't have a life. I'm really trying to get this done so I can get back to The Truth is Contagious (TTIC? haha). It will for sure be done by the end of 2012 and I'm setting a goal for myself to have it published on or before Halloween. I'd love to have a big release party for it too, with lots of giveaways and zombie-prizes. (I'm not sure what a zombie-prize is yet...maybe a take-home gummy in a box!) I do think the final book is going to be pretty epic; obviously the truth comes out... There is so much I want to include in this book. I have so many little side (or 'ghost' stories) about all the characters and I wish I could put that all in there.

I've been playing around with the idea of killing off one of the main characters (again...I know). I had originally planned to kill this person in the 3rd book but decided against it...now I'm wondering if I should. Would you guys hate me for killing off (another) MC? Is it unrealistic to expect all the MCs to make it through mostly unscathed? It is someone pretty important to Orissa.

 I don't really like killing main characters; I feel guilty when they die and I want to rewrite a happily ever after version just for me to read lol (and maybe anyone else who wants to).

Let me know how you feel on that and I will consider what everyone has to say!