I few weeks ago - or something like that... - I posted about struggling to write from the POV of one of my characters, whose name is Rebecca.
Well, as I was sitting in Starbucks the other day (Starbucks always helps me concentrate) I found out some very interesting stuff about Rebecca's past. See, I always thought Rebecca was mean because of _______, but I found out that it's actually because of _________ and _____________, although _____________ is also important. And I think I'm getting closer to who Rebecca is because of this realization.
What did I learn from this? I learned that when I'm having trouble with something in my book to give it time. I had to work out all of the details in my head and connect them. Also, going to Starbucks never hurts :)
I also mentioned posting part of one of my WIPs. I'll try to do that soon.
Monday, April 4, 2011
So then last week, when I was home sick for the 2 1/2 day in a row, I decided to read because my mom decided that I was no longer allowed to watch TV when I was home sick so I couldn't watch any of the stupid reality shows that I'd become addicted to. Anyway, my point was I said, "Oh! I guess I'll read Shiver now."
Yup. I read both books in one day. It was actually a really cool experience. I spent the entire day with Grace and Sam.
To try and sum it up, these books are about a girl named Grace who lives in this little woodsy town and a pack of wolves live in the woods behind her house. When she was younger, the wolves attacked her, but this one wolf with yellow eyes saved her. She's totally obsessed with these wolves. They're all she thinks about and she dreads the summer because that's the only time that they mysteriously disappear from the woods.
So what's she going to do when a boy from her school is attacked by the wolves and a group of men, including her father, decide to go into the woods and hunt the wolves? And how will she react when she discovers the wolves' secret? (Which is pretty obvious so I might as well tell you: they're werewolves. Shhhh.)
Now... Favorite parts:
- Sam. He's a musician with yellow eyes. And he turns into a wolf. What more could a girl want?
- The language. There were just random lines that just astounded me.
- The cover art.
Things I didn't like: