Friday, January 24, 2014
Author's Note: today I'm introducing you all to Marisa. She will be one of the lead characters in the actual novel and will be playing a vital role in the story. Here we see her very first blog entry, when she is only ten years old and very happy.
Hi Everyone and welcome to my blog.
I'm Marisa and I'm a huge fan of ghosts, scary movies, and vampires. Especially vampires, I love watching movies about them. Probably because of my dad. He has got like every vampire movie made it but he hardly ever gets to watch them because Mom's not into them and he hates watching them alone.
So about a year ago, I got the book "Dracula" for Christmas and now he and I watch the movies together every Sunday. We just watched Christopher Lee in "Dracula Has Risen From the Grave".
He has got to be like my favorite Dracula, even though in real life he's like ancient these days. Though I did see him in Star Wars "Attack of the Clones" and frankly, he was the best thing in that movie personally speaking. Even being so much older now, he still has an air of power and charisma. I kind of hope he stays around for a while, he seems pretty cool.
Though, I really can't say the movie was all that bad. I loved all the robots and battles, those were pretty cool. I wasn't too keen on Anakin because he seemed kind of whiny sometimes, but I could certainly understand his killing all those Sand People after what they did to his mom. If anyone hurt either of my parent's I'd be going all Terminator on their asses.
Um... did I mention I also love Sci-Fi movies with robots and cyborgs? I get that from my dad too.
Mom likes to think he was hoping for a boy to share all these things with since she's not into that stuff. I don't know if that's true or not, but I don't care. The guys at school like the fact that I'm into that kind of stuff.
That's all for now, my Mom's telling me to get ready for my first Girl Scout meeting. Up until a few months ago, I was still in Brownies. Now I'm old enough to join the big girls. See you all later.
Wednesday, January 1, 2014
Welcome to my newest project, "The Vampyre Blogs", the precursor to my novel of the same title that will be coming out in December of this year. It will be my first attempt at a vampire story that will take place around Christmas, hence the timing of the book's release.
The purpose of this blog is part experiment, part entertainment.
The experiment comes in the form of introducing the audience to various characters who will be appearing in the novel, before you ever get to read the book. I will be posting entries by the various characters on this blog, just as if they were making entries on their own blogs, or in a private diary or journal. This format (using journals, diaries, and even letters) was used by Bram Stoker, to create his classic novel "Dracula". So in tribute to the 'master' I am following a similar pattern but using blog and electronic journal entries for my novel. I'm taking advantage of doing the blog you are reading to get reactions from my possible readers and get some feedback. I am also hoping to gain more insight to the characters themselves as I write their entries on this blog, so I will be more familiar with them when I begin the actual novel.
The entertainment part of this blog involves letting you the reader get to know some of the characters in advance, aspects of their lives, personality, loves, hates, etc. Some of them you may find irritating, others sympathetic. While still some you might not be able to fully make your mind up just yet. But remember, the purpose of any novel is for characters to grow and change in the course of the story itself.
This endeavor is a huge step for me and I hope, you will find the entries both informative and entertaining. Please note, that NONE of these entries will appear in the book itself. It wouldn't be fair to let you all read these posts and then turn around and ask you to pay for having them put together into book form. I prefer to give these as a gift to my readers so you can know a bit more about who you will be meeting and learning more about their motivations and histories. Some of this same material may get touched on in the novel itself for those totally new to the storyline, but you will have a more in depth insight into things by following this blog.
For now I will leave you with this final note: the next entry will be posted by Mr. Nathaniel Steward, born January 1st, 1845 in what would later become West Virginia during the American Civil War.