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3-Year Anniversary of My First Novel + A Snippet

Hello, friends, and happy Valentine’s day!

Today is a special anniversary for me- three years ago today, I started Never Forget, my first “big” writing project!

To celebrate this little anniversary, I thought I’d give you guys some updates on the book and a snippet. As mentioned in a previous post, I haven’t been working on Never Forget much recently, but I hope to work on it more in the near future. I may write the next draft for NaNoWriMo 2019.

Amber Rose Harris, the main character, is the most well-developed and most-loved character I’ve ever created. Amber is an autistic savant (this means that she has really strong abilities in some areas, in her case with numbers) with synesthesia (causes senses to be perceived as a different sense, like light as sound and words as colors) and several other mental conditions. Amber was in a car crash as a child that killed her mother and sister and resulted in the traumatic brain injury that caused her conditions. She has an incredible memory and is a genius with numbers.


The story focuses on Amber trying to overcome her fear and hatred of her father, whose drunk driving caused the car crash and killed her mother and sister. After years of not seeing her father, he shows up at her adopted parents’ home with news: Amber’s sister Evianna is still alive.

I need to do a lot of planning and plotting before I can do much more with this book, so that’s what I’ll be working on in the future.

But for today, here’s a scene I wrote recently that may become the first scene of the book. Hope you enjoy! Let me know what you think!


Possible First Scene – Never Forget

It was raining. A twenty-six day.

Amber watched the raindrops blow against the glass for a moment before pulling the curtains closed.

She would not be going to school today. She never left the house on twenty-six days.

She straightened the curtains before turning away. No, she would not let her mind take control this time. She refused.

A scene flashed before her eyes, quick as a heartbeat, of a car window scattered with raindrops. Amber flinched and bit her lip. No, no, no.

Blinding lights. A stretcher, a crushed car, and rain. The number twenty-six.

Amber clenched and unclenched her fists and set to straightening up her room to distract herself. Smooth the sheets, straighten the books on the bookshelf that she never read, wipe off the desktop. She tried not to face the window.

She sighed. It was going to be a long day.


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My Newest WIP: Breathe

I am finally ready to introduce my newest WIP, Breathe!

But wait, what about your other WIP?

Don’t worry. I haven’t flushed it down the toilet. Because of my current skill level, I’ve decided to take a break from Never Forget and come back to it later. It may end up being a novel, a novella, or a short story. We’ll see!

But for now, I’m focusing on Breathe, a science fiction YA (young adult) novel.

This project is still very early in its development, so I will not be posting too many snippets. To introduce my novel, I decided to share a story summary with you all. I hope you enjoy!

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After a series of risky, dangerous surgeries that almost cost her her life, Apryl is the first human to live permanently underwater.

For nearly ten years, she has lived in a tank in the laboratory of Dr. Kacper Morgan, a cruel scientist who hopes to become the richest man in the country through his experiments. After years of being treated like nothing, Apryl’s ready to give up hope that she’ll ever be able to leave. When her only friend in the lab, Dr. Morgan’s second-in-command, Zandra, comes up with a plan to get her out, her life suddenly flips around. Dr. Jones, a respected, kind-hearted scientist and his son Noah have agreed to break Apryl out and transfer her to Dr. Jones’ lab. While attempting to rescue her, their plans are hindered again and again. Apryl begins to doubt that she will ever be anything more than a science experiment, and wonders if she will ever survive outside of a lab. As the struggle to break Apryl free continues, Apryl discovers the greatest, truest form of love there is: sacrifice.

The Search History of a Writer

So… it’s been a while.

But I’m back!

Today I thought I’d do something fun.

Writers often say that their search history is enough to convince anyone that writers are out of their minds (Which, honestly, we probably are).

You have to know a lot of information to write a book, which is why Google is a writer’s best friend. You can find information about anything- from shades of purple to blood vessels of the body.

I decided to scroll through my search history and pick out the most random searches I could find- all related to one novel.

This is also the first sneak peak into my newest WIP (work in progress).

So, without further ado, I present my browsing history… 

Colorado
Colored contacts
Shades of purple
What is a serious surgery called
Modern last names
Can we get oxygen through an iv
382 milliliters water to milligrams
Earth temperature trends
Latest fashion trends weirdest
Predictions of the future
New mexico
Sign for hello
Is Casper a boy name
Types of mens haircuts
Mountain areas map america
What happens if you cry underwater
Blood vessels of the body
Why do humans need so much oxygen
Biblical names all male
Last names
Alternate spellings of april
Unusual boy names that start with K
Taken aback
Vernix
Maceration
Gills
Pathogen
Can you use waterproof spray on skin
How do shark gills work
Fastest way to swim underwater
Dolphin kick
Respiratory and digestive system

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