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Beauty Box – Ulta Beauty 21 days of Beauty

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Publishing My 1st Book! – Part 1

Part 1- Inception & Discovery

(I kind of wrote this book by accident.)

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Hey guys,

Welcome back! It’s time I shared with all of you what most of my closest family and friends already know. I am publishing my 1st book!!! YAY!!!

Where is this book coming from you ask? Aren’t you already doing so much – Working a full time job, blogging, making body scrubs and selling them on Etsy? Yeah, I am, but those things shouldn’t stop me from completing what I started in 2006. Yes, you read that right…2006!

 I wrote this book by accident.

I was 22 years old and it all started as a dream…a very vivid dream… And now that I think about it, a very basic dream. I was being chased by someone in a dark alleyway, mid winter after I’d just left a party. A stranger came to my rescue, fought off my chasers, saved my life and I fell in love. The end.

But was that really the end? I woke up and grabbed my nightstand notebook and wrote it down.
(As a songwriter and dreamer blessed/cursed with the vision of foresight – I kept a notebook nearby to capture every melody and vivid memory). It came in very handy that night.

As I wrote down this “intense” dream, I realized, I had so many questions but no real answers.

  1. Why was I being chased?
  2. What did they want?
  3. Who was this knight in shining armor?
  4. What was his story?
  5. Where did he come from?
  6. Who’s party was I at?
  7. Why was I there?
  8. Who was I?
    And most importantly after this man saved my life…
  9. What happened next?

I thought about this dream all day. Even while I was occupied with life itself, my mind would drift to that notebook. I needed to do something about that dream.

They say when the emotions you feel within a dream linger and stay with you, your inner spirit is telling you to pay close attention.

So I did. I paid very close attention. I went to my computer desk, sat down and opened up Microsoft Word. The cursor blinked there for about 30 seconds before I began writing. At first I just transferred my notes from the notebook – breaking them down into sections.

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I knew then that I wanted to expand this dream into something more interesting, more dramatic and more creative. I felt like my dream would make a pretty cool movie. But the more I typed, the more I realized this dream needed to be told in the form of a story and not a script.

Understanding the structure of the books I read helped me to apply some of that same structure into developing my own story. I knew what time of year my story would take place – Mid-winter. I knew how I wanted to open the book – Dark alleyway (straight into mystery and darkness). I also knew where I wanted my main character to meet her hero – at a party. And finally, I understood what these characters needed… they needed a reason to live or die. That reason would be love.

I sat back thinking, “Damn, this is pretty good.” But I needed more. I needed to develop my characters.

Next: Meet The Author Part 2 – Creating the Characters

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Live Stream – August Boxy Charm – Beauty

My 1st Live Stream!! Thanks for working out the kinks with me!

 

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To View Mountains: Day 1 – The Entry

Source: To View Mountains: Day 1 – The Entry

Hitchhiking is a beautiful thing. With a pen and an old styrofoam to-go container that we fished out of a trash receptacle, we made a sign. “Glacier Point”, it read. After 7 minutes of thumbing, we hitched a ride with a glowing young couple. An hour later and we entered Glacier Point as our trailhead, with high spirits and a craving for the unknown. Into Yosemite Valley, the granite smiled at us as we ventured onward, thirsty for whatever may lie ahead.

Columbia student becomes first woman to free climb ‘Murder Wall’ in Swiss Alps

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Emma Miller is a student at Columbia University and a fall 2015 USA TODAY Collegiate Correspondent.

The 22-year-old professional rock climber became the first woman to free climb the perilous Magic Mushroom route in the Swiss Alps.

Source: Columbia student becomes first woman to free climb ‘Murder Wall’ in Swiss Alps