Snow Day

Woo hoo it was a snow day today in Eastern Pennsylvania and pretty much anywhere else that takes place in the vicinity, including Delaware and Jersey. With that I took advantage of a writing day. I wrote and wrote until I had to take a break from it. I then watched some shows I rarely get to watch, cleaned my house, and hung out with the hubby which is really rare.

I discovered a new writing place for books called Wattpad. What this is a place where you can read other peoples works for FREE. I decided to give it a shot. I mean why not, I feel like I’ll take anything to get my novels out there. I’ve been sending my manuscripts to small publishers and have yet to hear anything. Anyway click Here for my Wattpad profile. There you can read my novel Braver Than Yesterday for free. I will hold off on putting my second novel From Within on there because I want to finish the sequel first. I am almost finished with it. They still are on Amazon and Barnes and Noble.

I hope where ever you are, if there is snow and freezing cold, I hope you stay safe and stay warm. A lot of the country seems to be going through a deep freeze.

M.

Review # 1

So in today’s blog I like to discuss Netflix’s original series Black Mirror. I’ve been watching it since season one and season four just came out.

If you enjoy shows like the Twilight Zone I recommend this show. It’s full of craziness and futuristic gadgets.  I don’t know what I like about this show so much, but it has this appeal to me that I can’t really stop watching.

Every episode is completely different and the concept that they come up with is even more elaborate then the previous one. I do have to admit some episodes I can’t get over and other episodes I’m glad they’re over haha.

The episode that I just watched in season four really stuck in my mind. The episode is called ‘Hang the DJ.’ It takes place in the future and it’s basically a dating game. They hone in on this particular couple. So what happens is these young people in their twenties have this device and it tells them who they are matched with at the time. Basically it tells them who they have to date and for a limited amount of time.

The guy and girl that the episode is about are matched together in the beginning of the show and they hit it off. They last about twelve hours before the system tells them that its over. They go their separate ways and the system provides them with more relationships. Many of which are just one night stands.

The guy ends up in a relationship that ends up being a year. They both can’t stand each other but they have to be together because if they don’t they will get punished.

During the course of the show they are with other people but then they get matched together again. They are happy and you can tell they are in love with each other. They made a deal to never look at how much time they have left together.

The guy couldn’t help himself after a few days. He didn’t want it to end but he needed to know. So he checks and it said five years. But then there was a malfunction and it cut down the time by a lot. Instead of years its now hours.

He wants to tell the girl but he doesn’t want to hurt her, because ultimately he broke his promise. She knows something is wrong and he ends up telling her. She walks away from him hurt. She was most upset that he broke his promise.

Many relationships later she realizes that she is in love with the guy that hurt her. She hears a ting from her system that she will be matched with her life partner. She asks if he’s the guy and it tells her no. However, she gets to see him one more time.

Before she goes on her date with the guy for the last time. She throws her system into a pool and runs to see him. She is ecstatic to see him and they start kissing. Everyone in the restaurant looks shocked. They only had a minute together. She told him to throw it away so they could be together.

He agreed and got up and they started walking out of the restaurant. The people who were in charge of the system were going to stop them but something happened. Everything and everyone froze. They ran to the wall to climb over it. As they were climbing the whole thing resetted. It was actually a simulation. It then started all over again.

Basically this episode stuck out to me because the concept was so off the wall. It was very futuristic, it made me think if this could really happen.

If you ever get the chance, watch this show! You won’t be disappointed!

That’s all I’m going to say on that. Until next time 🙂

M.

Catching up

Its been awhile since I’ve wrote anything on my blog so I wanted to do some catching up. The year is about to end. It’s crazy how fast the year went.

It was a year ago about a week ago since I published my first novel Braver Than Yesterday (formerly known as Not Alone). I’ve had such a wonderful time experiencing everything that had to do with the writing. Whether it was from the book signings that took place this year to even finishing my second novel From Within. I feel so blessed to have this gift of creativity bestowed upon me. I always wanted to do writing but I was always afraid to dabble with it.

This year I also took a writing course to brush up on skills. It was very informative and interesting. I enjoyed writing stories in the class. I wrote my very first short story and felt compelled to send it to some magazines but have yet to hear from them. It’s all good though, at least I tried.

Also this year I got a second job to help out with bills, which actually hasn’t been too bad. I don’t mind it really.

I lost my grandfather this year which was really sad. I will sure miss him.

There were some health scares in my family but nothing major so that’s good.

In the coming year I’m hoping for some new things. I’m hoping to pick up an agent for my novels. I’m hoping to complete at least two novels this year.

I also would love to expand my family this year. So we’ll see what happens with that. I’m ready for 2018 to be the best year yet. How about you?

 

Feels Good

So last Saturday was the local author expo in Bensalem. It was another great experience! I sold about five books in the span of three hours. Few to a girls in the early twenties/late teens. And a couple to two of my aunts that came from out of state.

The people around me didn’t sell close to what I sold so it made me feel even better. I feel like it makes this experience much more special if they sold. However I feel like YA is the way to go. Girls love books it seems, which is great, and they want something juicy to read. My first novel Braver Than Yesterday seems to do a lot better in selling then From Within. Something about a girl being locked in a basement by her captor makes girls rush to buy. I don’t blame them, I love a mystery suspense novel. I changed up both of my novels so they can be YA. Who knows maybe that’s my calling.

I’m just really loving this whole experience. I am currently writing the sequel to From Within, and I’m over half done. I never thought that this would take off for me. I feel like I’m living my dream of writing. Publishing makes it even more amazing. People are out there reading my books and it feels great.

M.

Hey

So I know it’s been a little while since I’ve wrote anything. Life has been super busy. There’s really nothing new going on. The event for the author expo is November 4th in Bensalem, PA which I will be a part of for signing and purchasing.

Also I did reformat both of my novels to the corrected versions. I’ve been taking a writing course and the teacher taught me the correct way to format. I let her read both books and she loved my second one. I think the first novel was a little too much for her, meaning sexually.

The sequel to From Within in going pretty well. I’m about half done which I’m excited about. I thought I would be done it by the time the expo came but that is impossible. I have yet to finish and edit it so I think I have a little ways to go.

Anyways I just wanted to check in. I’m actually about to head out to yoga. Hope everyone had a great Thursday!! Almost Friday!! Yay!!

M.

Getting there

I know it's been a little while since I wrote anything but I have some things that are going on in my life. First off I am going to a local author expo where I'll bring copies of my two novels and I'll be meeting other authors. That is in September so I'm pretty excited about that!

Second the sequel to my book From Within is scheduled for the fall. It's going very well and I'm very excited for this one. It went a completely direction which I find to be really interesting. Sometimes you just let your mind wander and I think it turned out really well.

That's basically all this happening in the writing world. I am currently working on a new novel that is sort of different then my first two. But more in line with my first one. I think I'm more into the mystery/thriller genre.

If you're a Goodreads follower you should definitely check me out. It's under Melissa Rose Bushèy. Thanks for reading and for the support!

M.

To be honest..

Everyday is different, I could feel fine one day and the next be depressed. My life is pretty normal, I get up, go to work, and then I go home relax. If I’m lucky go to a yoga class, I go home and then I go to bed. It’s the same thing day in and day out. Of course I squeeze writing in there somewhere because I don’t feel right without it. Today I just feel blah, straight up blah. I just want to crawl in bed and never come out. There are things in my life that are going on that I can’t really discuss because they are too personal but they are dragging me down. I want to be an accomplished writer and everyday I write to a dozen agents and some email back telling me I really enjoyed your story but it’s not for me. Others don’t even bother to even reply, which I totally get. They’re incredibly busy. If I could just have one thing go right in my life I would be super happy. But it just seems like one thing after another is falling apart. I feel like I’m at my breaking point with everything, my faith these days are at an all time low.

I’m sorry some of you will probably be like I hope she’s okay. Yes I’m fine and I will be fine. Sometimes I just need to vent. Today it’s just getting to me and everyone that is smiling at me I just want to punch in the face, I know it’s not funny, but it’s kind of funny. I looked at the calendar today and I graduated 17 years ago today. I still remember it like it was yesterday. I was so excited to start my journey to adulthood. Now I sit here and I’m not where I thought I would be. I thought I would have an amazing career and be sitting pretty with a successful husband and maybe a couple kids. Today I don’t have an amazing career and my husband isn’t successful, although he’s doing what he loves, and I still don’t have any kids. Maybe that’s a good thing. I know they say it’s never to late to start a career but eh really? I’m in my 30’s, I want to be a writer, it’s all I want to do. It’s hard though, really hard. I know things take time but how much time because some days I feel like I’m drowning.

A Big Thank You

I wanted to give a big thank you to everyone who ordered my book during my promotion. It’s amazing the response I got from it. I’m hoping this will boost sales and reviews. I couldn’t believe it when I woke up in the morning and a ton already went out. It’s an amazing feeling that people actually wanted it. So from the bottom of my heart thank you!

If you haven’t checked it out: it’s on Amazon on sale for kindle and on paperback if you don’t do the digital thing. I know personally I love to feel a book in my hand. I do have both a nook and a kindle but I always go back to the physical book. It’s just something about it that gives me that feeling. I don’t know maybe I’m weird lol but I love it. My novel Braver Than Yesterday is soaring don’t be left out in the dark 🙂 Thanks again everyone!! I really do appreciate it!!

M.

Rehearsal Day 3

Hey all are you ready to hear about day 3 of rehearsal? Okay here goes:

We had to be there an hour early because my mom had to get a head shot done. I already sent mine in so I wasn’t worried about that. So we parked the car and walked up the sidewalk and looked over at the theater and saw some of our group in there, but didn’t think too much about it so we continued to walk to the studio and when we got there there was a note on the door to head to the studio. We turned around and walked to the theater unsure of why we had to go there instead. We opened the door and we saw the ensemble sitting around waiting for the rehearsal to start. There was a man there waiting for people to come in and get their head shot. My mom went to meet with him and I took a seat. After about a half hour the rehearsal got under way. The asst. director came in along with the dialect coach. We were learning our British accent tonight. I was pretty nervous but excited because I never did anything like this before.

We did a few exercises with her and she showed us how to enunciate the words. An hour went by and they gave us a sentence to read from the play. The woman told us how to read the sentences in the British accent. The women had to do the woman juror part and the men had to do the foreman speaking part. We took a little break so we could practice the lines and then we were called back. They told us that all the women had to stand up one by one like it was an audition and walk to the center of the room and do the line in their best accent. I’m like oh boy in front of all these people. The same thing with the men, they had to read their line and stand in the center of the room. So one by one everyone introduced themselves and said the line. By the time they got to me I was pretty nervous but ready (or so I thought). I honestly can’t even remember how it went, I know I read it but I know it definitely could’ve been better. I was just nervous I think and it went to my head. When everyone read the lines they decided to call it a night.

And that ladies and gentleman sums up rehearsal day 3. Who knows what to expect for tonight. I believe they will decide who gets one of those parts and I betcha it won’t be me haha…stupid nerves.

M.