Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Elevator Pitch

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I'm going to my first ever writers' conference at the end of the month. Am I excited? Of course! Am I nervous? As all get-out!
   Anyway, a friend pointed out that I need a one sentence summary and a one paragraph summary of my WIP, The Kingdom of Fire and Ice. Or as they're sometimes known, an Elevator Pitch. So here goes.

One Sentence Summary:
A runaway princess and a guilt-ridden man seek out a fantasy kingdom.

One Paragraph Summary:
Ciara is desperate to win her freedom by retrieving the Stone of Fire and Ice, but the Stones aren't supposed to exist. Aleksander has agreed to help Ciara for the sake of his missing sister. Together they find healing as they work to reach the Stones' homeland, the Kingdom of Fire and Ice.

Okay that wasn't too bad. Now I just need to memorize them.
RhoXie 

Saturday, July 28, 2018

Sneaking a Peek

So let's do a bit from The Kingdom of Fire and Ice because I don't really know what else to do, but I want to post and it seems like a good idea.

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“Guards are waiting at the bottom to escort you to the great hall,” Marva told me.
“So I don’t run.”
“So you don’t get lost.”
“Of course. That’s what Father was thinking.”
“Just… go.”
I breathed in and walked forward. Two steps later, I stood in unknown territory. I looked over my shoulder to Marva. She nodded, and I turned around. Slowly, I walked down the curving stairs. At the last step, twin guards bowed to me. “Your highness.”
“Gentlemen.”
I stepped down, and they took up positions beside me. Their chain mail rattled as they led me down the many hallways. People crowded the halls, but they all parted before us. As we passed, I could feel their stares and hear their murmurings.
“Is that -
- the princess -
“Thirteen princes came.”
Then the people fell away, and I could see beyond them to the main door. The door to the courtyard. I had never been there, and I wondered what it would be like out there, in the fresh air and the endless sky.
The guards walked me past it though. A minute later, we stood in front of the double doors to the great hall. Two more guards pulled them open. Through the widening crack, I could see into the hall-full of feasters.
They filled three long tables, and their jewels danced in the light of many fireplaces. But brightest of all were those who sat at the dais. I counted them. The king, his three advisers, and thirteen others. The princes, I thought. The doors opened fully, and the hall rose to its feet as one. The king raised his hand towards me and smiled for his guests.
“I present the crown princess, Ciara of Crosia!”
The feasters applauded, and I took slow measured steps up to the dais. I kept my head high, focusing on the swish of my white dress, but I could feel the eyes on me as I stopped before the king.
I curtsied low. “Father.”

RhoXie

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

What's Up With Me

So this is a new kind of post. A round up of what I'm doing in my life. Hopefully it won't be boring.


What I'm reading:

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THE MYSTERIOUS BENEDICT SOCIETY
by Trenton Lee Stewart.
I'm not far into it, but it's interesting so far. A group of children and world stakes, that kind of thing.


What I'm writing:
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THE KINGDOM OF FIRE AND ICE
We're about to hit 30k in word count here, and I still have two chapters at least to write.
Then there's editing, editing, editing. So fun-time!

How I'm fixing my hair:

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THE FAN BUN
Super easy and comfortable.
I wore it all day yesterday, and I have a half-up version in right now.
Anyone want a tutorial?

What I'm laughing at:

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Why does this make me laugh so hard every time I read this?
Why?
 It's soooo bad!

What I'm learning:
God's plan beats my plan.
End of story.
Now if I can just remember that when actually need to.

RhoXie

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Where I am Now

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Some of y'all might have noticed that my last few posts have been about discouragement and then hope. That's kind of where I've been with my writing lately.
   Recently, I pretty much got hit upside my head with how much I don't know about the publishing world. And I really didn't know what to do. See I've had a plan for my life for about four years or so, and suddenly it all got turned upside down and inside out.
   It felt so scary to me, but God used it so amazingly. He made realize that He hasn't really had a place in my writing for a long time. Everything had been my plan, not His. And that was wrong.
   Now? Now I'm praying for my writing again and waiting for God to show me His will for these stories. And it's wonderful.

RhoXie

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

You Will Be Found from Dear Evan Hansen

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EVAN:
Have you ever felt like nobody was there
Have you felt forgotten in the middle of nowhere
Have you ever felt like you could disappear
Like you could fall and no one would hear

Well, let that lonely feeling wash away
Maybe there's a reason to believe you'll be okay
Cause when you don't feel strong enough to stand
You can reach, reach out your hand

And oh, someone will come running
And I know they'll take you home

Even when the dark comes crashing through
When you need a friend to carry you
And when you're broken on the ground
You will be found

So let the sun come streaming in
Cause you'll reach up and you'll rise again
Lift your head and look around
You will be found
You will be found
You will be found
You will be found
You will be found

ALANA: (spoken)
Have you seen this?
Someone put a video of your speech online.

EVAN: (spoken)
My speech?

ALANA (spoken)
People started sharing it I guess
And now, I mean Connor is everywhere.

JARED: (spoken)
Your speech is everywhere
This morning, The Connor Project page it only had fifty-six people following it.

EVAN: (spoken)
Well, how many does it have now?

JARED: (spoken)
Four thousand five hundred eighty two
CYNTHIA (Spoken):
Sixteen thousand two hundred and thirty nine

EVAN: (spoken)
I don't understand?
What happened?

CYNTHIA: (spoken)
You did!

ALANA:
There's a place where we don't have to feel unknown
And every time that you call out
You're a little less alone

JARED:
If you only say the word
From across the silence
Your voice is heard

COMPANY:
Even when the dark comes crashing through
When you need a friend to carry you
When you're broken on the ground
You will be found

So let the sun come streaming in
Cause you'll reach up and you'll rise again
If you only look around
You will be found
You will be found
You will be found
You will be found
You will be found

Out of the shadows
The morning is breaking
And all is new
All is new

It's feeling awfully empty
And suddenly I see
That all is new
All is new

You are not alone
You are not alone
You are not alone
You are not alone

You are not alone
You are not alone
You are not
You are not alone

ZOE:
Even when the dark comes crashing through
When you need someone to carry you
When you're broken on the ground

COMPANY:
You will be found
So let the sun come streaming in
Cause you'll reach up and you'll rise again
If you only look around
You will be found

Even when the dark comes crashing through
You will be found
When you need someone to carry you
You will be found
You will be found

EVAN:
You will be found