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Refurbishing on good terms

I have been going through many different personal problems. . . my boyfriend and I of eight years decided to go our own ways. We just grew apart and wanted two different things. I hope he finds what and who he is looking for and is happy. . . I am genuine in my message. We have still decided to be friends.

I am also working on a short horror story for an anthology next year.

I have so far only finished 10 out of 25 flash fiction prompts. . . I know I wanted to finish them by the 15th, but I think I will try to give to the 20th. . . Which gives me about seven days to finish 15 prompts. . . you can read them and see the pictures (which I found from the Internet.) on my other blog. . . . http://Rebekah1213.wordpress.com
The current theme is Loki (from the Thor and Avenger movies).

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Next theme is Supernatural (the show and horror theme) Hopefully from Sept 20th to Oct 31st.

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I am not sure about NaNoWriMo this year. . . I am in the process of moving.

Avengers: Age of Ultron Review (Spoilers)

Friday May 1st

My Boyfriend Tom and I saw the new Avengers movie. The Avenger: Age of Ultron.

I would give the movie a B+. It was full of action, and I had a few good laughs. The story-line kept me on my toes. I don’t think I ever turn my head away.

I liked Vision. I felt like Ultron sounded a lot like Tony Stark. I like how you learned a bit more of the avengers. It tells more of their stories. It made them feel more human. I feel for Natasha.

******Spoiler Warning**************

It would have been an A review but there was a piece missing.

I felt that there was a hole in the story when Thor when away. I felt the director’s decision to take out Loki’s scene was wrong. I think it needed that piece for the audience to see that it was just a dream.

There was also no clip at the very end of the credits and I think it was stupid, because Marvel has been doing that for most of their movies now. Why stop?

After we got out of the movie the theater was promoting Comic Book Day. They had actor playing the different heroes. . . It had Tom’s day when he got to take his picture taken with Thor and Loki.

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Walk Out

I will admit as a writer, there are moments where I would like to drink or do drugs. (God knows I have taken a few aspirins for headaches.) I just don’t think that it is right as an interviewer to push it (as it I mean the past) onto other writers, artists, and actors.

I am a huge fan of Robert Downey Jr. I loved him in the “Pick Up Artist” and “Wonder Boys.” I adore him as Iron Man. I know he has a shady past, but I believe that these movies and his family (or at least I hope so) have made him a better person. I would like to think that even actors can have some moment of privacy or least to let the past be in the past.

I think this interviewer used the movie simply to make a blow at the negative things Robert Downey Jr. said and did. . . they are said and done. . . we have all over on . . . why hasn’t this guy?

If you call to promote the movie, then promote the movie. . . don’t bash his past.

http://www.channel4.com/news/robert-downey-jnr-walks-out-on-krishnan-guru-murthy-avengers-ultron-interview

He walked out on his interview, and I would have done the same thing.

Blog Hop: Ten Interview Questions for The Next Big Thing

 I’d like to thank author, K.D. Emerson, of Digitus 233 for tagging me in the Next Big Thing Blog tour. Her blog is (http://masterkoda.com/category/master-koda-blog-tour ) Check out the latest events with Master Koda as well.

 

Ten Interview Questions for The Next Big Thing: Rebekah Wolveire author of Crimson Shadow Collection: Book 1 Melzela

 

What is the working title of your book?
I am writing a seven book series I’m calling Crimson Shadow Collection. There are about 75 vampires and this is the series is about their lives. I have been working on the set-up of this series since 2008-2009. The title of the first book is Crimson Shadow Collection: Book 1 Melzela. (It can be shorted to just Melzela.)

Where did the idea come from for the book?
Well, it’s a really long story, but I thought of the idea when I was sick with mono and my boyfriend and I were on a temporary break. I missed him and he always had a love for vampires and it was my way of being close to him. However once I was well and we got back together, the series took on a life of it’s own. Melzela is just the main vampire from which all of the many descendant come.

What genre does your book fall under?
The entire Crimson Shadow Series is about vampires, so it is horror and occult: vampire.

Which actors would you choose to play your characters in a movie rendition?
Melzela would be played by an young actress that has similar features as to Angelina Jolie. (I would love to Ms. Jolie, but my characters is permanently 20 years old.)
I actually have actors inspired for each of my characters.

What is the one-sentence synopsis of your book?
Melzela was abused and neglected by her family, in which she finds determination, and hope in herself to seek true love and after a blood ritual back fires, she is made a child of the blood lust.

Will your book be self-published or represented by an agency?
I hope to find an agent and get this book mainstream published. (If anyone knows any agents or publishers that are interested in monstrous vampire novels, please leave a comment on post me a message on facebook.)

How long did it take you to write the first draft of your manuscript?
It took several years, because I was afraid of someone stealing my ideas. This year wanted to get a push so I made sure I finished it with NaNoWriMo 2012. I started it in 2008-2012, that is about four years. I hope to work on a vampire novel, one per year now; if I need NaNoWriMo as push, I will use it.

What other books would you compare this story to within your genre?
I will first stay, yes Melzela is looking for love, but this is nothing like Twilight.
Melzela was created at the time of Christ, which when the families would tell you who you married. She was fighting against that.
She was a woman of street; she needed to make a way to survive. This has a lot of adult themes.
The entire series is more like Anne Rice’s vampires and true blood mixed together. I also believe that my vampire would take a nightly stroll with the great Dracula himself.

Who or What inspired you to write this book?
My best friend from high school was always into vampires (she was a Rice fan.) My boyfriend also showed his passionate and love for the children of the night. How could I not want to embrace them too?

What else about your book might pique the reader’s interest?
This is just the first book out of seven: I honestly think there is at least one vampire everyone would be interested in. Melzela was young woman who just wanted the fairy tale love to be true.

 

I am tagging the following people.

Marguerite Arotin http://www.margueritearotin.wordpress.com

Mary Jo Lovallo http://rosewithering.livejournal.com

Tameka Armstrong http://pandareadingabook.wordpress.com

Amy Stewart http://500thfloor.wordpress.com

Mike Podgor http://mikepodgor.wordpress.com

Rachel Snitzer http://anrisaryn.wordpress.com

Driving lies

 Ten Interview Questions for The Next Big Thing: Rebekah Wolveire author of Driving Lies

 

What is the working title of your book?
My latest thrilling book is called Driving Lies.

Where did the idea come from for the book?
The idea was originally from a script I worked on high school, most of high school. I reread it and I liked the main idea, but then I realized that there was a lot of holes in my plot. I tweaked the plot, outlined it, and started to write for NaNoWriMo 2011.

What genre does your book fall under?
This book can fall under several categories such a murder mystery, thriller, and suspense.

Which actors would you choose to play your characters in a movie rendition?
Jake- Eric Balfour (Haven, 24); Penny (Jake’s ex-girlfriend)- Kaley Cuoco (The Big Bang Theory) 
Neve- Britt Roberson (Cherry); Eric- Patrick Fugit (Almost Famous) Nick-  Taylor Kitsch (The Covenant)

What is the one-sentence synopsis of your book?
Simple version: A man, Jacob Walters, snaps and strikes revenges with car accidents killing all his victims.

Complex version: Jacob Walters had a beautiful finances, great son, and good future, but he gambled it all way on a family. Once things started to crack, Jake to revenge the only way he knew how through cars.

Will your book be self-published or represented by an agency?
I want to publish, but I have a long road of editing first. I will get my 5 free copies from Create Space. I think I will put it on amazon or smash words. Keep up with this blog for the links.

How long did it take you to write the first draft of your manuscript?
I still have yet to finish a few chapters on the last section, but I know have more that 150K so far. It’s been over a year.

What other books would you compare this story to within your genre?
In some ways, I would like to think And Then There None (also known as Ten Little Indians) by Agatha Christie.

Who or What inspired you to write this book?
I don’t drive. I was hit by a car (hit and run) when I was 12 scouting a paper route, since then I’ve had nightmares of getting into car accidents in and out of the car. I thought if I wrote about car accidents it would help me to get over it, but it’s different when you put it on the page and you are on the road.

What else about your book might pique the reader’s interest?
I write this book in two different perspectives and I rotate using their name at the top of each section. This way you see from the victim’s and murderer’s points of view.

Last Episode

Normally, I would just write my dreams in my dream journal, at http://www.livejournal.com or http://ww.dreamjournal.net (Livejournal isn’t loading correctly.)

However this dream helped me break my writer’s block I have had since the beginning of June. It started Jensen Ackles from Supernatural (Dean Winchester). I just wanted to say that this is all fiction and for all of those fans mad at me for what I do, just remember it’s just a dream. (I heard that both Jensen and Jared signed up for Supernatural until season 10.)

 Last Episode

We were standing in the drizzling rain, I faced him in pure dread. I didn’t want to do it; I knew I wasn’t supposed to do it . . . it went against everything I believed in life and on the show.

I wasn’t an actress; I was just a writer. In fact, a character like me would have been crushing on him, not having him fall in love with me. I was the opposite of his wife in reality with her natural brunette hair and natural reddish highlights, and her curves just barely flow on her low fat body. Voluptuous was nice way to describe me, but I think one could get lost and tired trying to follow my many extra curves.

I stood in Jensen’s modern trailer moments before with a carrier and three cups of coffee. I had gotten a call from the director the night before to be on the set before 5 in the morning. However I got a text from the actor Jensen Ackles telling me to meet him and Jared Padalecki before the show. I knew I walking into something that wasn’t right as I wasn’t invited to any of the script meetings that week.

“Did you write this?” Jensen questioned throwing the script in my face.

“No, I haven’t been going to the meetings since they had me fill in the extra flirt in episode 18.” I explained. They needed to prove that Dean was driven by a lust driven ghost and then director threw me in when their full-bodied actress never showed. They knew I knew the line since I wrote it and had practiced it with Jensen during lunch that day.

“I was just told to stick around; they even paid for my hotel. I have been working my own writings for the last three weeks.” I babbled, so confused.

“Check this out,” Jared gave me the numbered pages for the script. It explained that I supposedly followed the Winchesters and eventually killed Dean. I wasn’t possessed, or Lucifer’s puppet . . . I was just a crazed fan. We were all dumbfounded to have the series and Dean’s character die like that.

“I never thought I would write for this show; I certainly never thought of acting in it.” I’m not sure how I managed to get the words out of the frozen shocked lips.

“They even want me to call down on Castiel, but we all know there is nothing he will be able to do.” Jared added frustrated. Tears started to flow from my eyes knowing I couldn’t control them; I wanted to just bust out of the door and run. Jensen noticed my tears and could just sense the tension and fear, but he just grabbed his coffee. He grabbed the script back.

“I am serious when I ask this: Did you sleep with him?” We all knew he didn’t mean actual sleep and Jensen and I knew that Jensen met that he referred to the director that got selected for this last episode.

“No,” I stopped as the memories all flooded my head. From the first time I meant Jensen on the cruise ship to the dinner that saved the director’s ass and got me my writing job.

“How did you even get on the writing Team?” Jensen grabbed a few of his gummy candies and sat down with his coffee on his leather couch.

“It was the same cruise when I met you. On Wednesday, it was just before dinner, I couldn’t find my boyfriend and he couldn’t find his mistress. However his wife showed up having her hangover wore off, so I created an excuse saying that my boyfriend was sick. However my boyfriend ordered dinner in our room with his mistress saving his ass. His wife felt sorry for me, so she invited me to be at their table. I explained I was paranormal writer and next thing I know several weeks later I got a job working with the script writing team.” I added sugar and flavored creamer to my coffee.

“So, I take it, there is no getting out of this. Ten years of paranormal craziness, and it ends in the hands of a crazed fan. I think it’s kind of a let down.” I sighed. I didn’t want to do it; it would make me the villain of all villains; I would slain what even the demons could barely touch.

“This is just one scene, where is the rest?” I asked not sure what the pressure of what the whole show was about. Jared grabbed his coffee before pulling out a small pile of bound pages. I look throughout the script where it starts out in the town of their old house. They were in a diner discussing about what to do now. Dean wanted to travel and see if their was more cases, but Sam just wanted to be normal as if the last several years never happened. I loved the first scene because it was them in their truest forms. Dean said the only way to keep him there was if a true woman loved him for all that he was a paranormal James-dean hunter. He had his sharp edges and she wasn’t allowed to wear him down. However even he knew time was slowly doing that. He knew a woman would be the death of him, spirit-wise, no one knew it would be true physically as well.

“There is a love scene on page 29.” Jensen was cold and almost nervous.

“What?” I was shocked. I couldn’t see any character I was playing having a love scene with Dean. It’s not that haven’t tried picturing myself with either character as both are very attractive and alluring, but lets get to reality here. A writer who has only had two acting classes in her life (which she wasn’t very attentive to either one) now is acting in a show with an extremely high and loyal fan base. She has to make love to an actor that has bronze abs and play-it-cool attitude: honestly, what was the writer and director on?

“Are either one of you okay with this?” They both knew I was apprehensive and bashing myself under the questions.

“We don’t even have much say in this.” Jared stated.

“Yeah, lets just get this over with. I better things do to with my time than fight him about it.” Jensen snapped.

“Jensen’s upset, because they didn’t let him direct or accept his idea of a time switch as if the demon never got his blood in Sam. Their mother still lived and their father was still alive, because they asked him to stay home and he never died as well.” Jared explained proud of the answer.

“Jared, stop.” Jensen didn’t want the idea brought to any possible thought. There was a knock on the door.

“It’s open,” Jensen stated. The door opened and the director came in as he noticed I was there with a script in my hands.

“Well, I see that you heard about your role in the script.” I just nodded at the director’s words.

“I really don’t think this is right. Dean shouldn’t die this way.” I felt it some way they were mocking their fans.

“Well, I can get someone else.” the director had a cockiness in his voice.

“No, I want her.” Jensen stated as I looked in his eyes, horrified. I was shocked that he had wanted me. I understand we had grown in friendship over the last season.

I stood in the drizzle, my hair damp, the water just made his eyes seem to sparkle more. He walked by me and whispered in my ear: “You can do this; I believe in you.”

“Follow my lead,” I whispered; he got to his x. He stood there; for several seconds time stopped. I could feel the heat of his eyes on me, the mixture of hazel and gray: the color changing with the lights.

“Ready. . . Set . . . Action,” The director shouted.

“I don’t want to do this,” I stated as everyone was unsure if I was being me or the character. I was told you needed to be believable when you act, so that what was doing. The assistant was going to stop me, but I could see from the corner of my eye the director stopped him waiting for Jensen’s response.

“You said yourself, ‘It has to be done.’” I stared at him in shaking holding the gun filling with blanks. I followed the script with the next line:

“You never could love someone like me,” the words just fell off my lips as I was playing the scene in my head before it hit camera.

“I could easily say the same thing.” He bounced his line back. I could see the grinning director.

The scene was supposed to go like this.

“Why did you do it then?” I preferred to the sex we had in the previous scene which we hadn’t acted in yet. I thought the line was vague.

“I had needs. When I need something, I take it; it’s who I am.” Jensen felt like Dean would never say it like that. He was too cool for that.

So this is how the went. I felt since the scene needed something strong I improvised hoping that Jensen would play along.

“At least we had one moment together that wasn’t tainted, right?” I was referring to the purest moments where I helped him with lines between takes. My character referred to the sex scene.

“I don’t regret it.” His words were nervous and reserved. He slightly smiled.

“Don’t do that, don’t smile. I’m about to kill you.” I paused for affect.

“Why aren’t you barraging for your own life?”

“Sam will save me; he always saves me. I save him; he saves me; it’s kind of our thing,” Jensen had a cockiness in his voice as if he changed from the actor to the character with one smile and line.

“That will be kind of hard, with him unconscious and tied up in the basement of your old house,” I laughed slightly only because I believed it would make the character seem a bit more psychotic. He smile faded having fear fill his eyes making me nervous again.

“Again, I don’t want to do this, but if I can’t have you, then no one will.” I was strong in my words as he fell to his knees the mud being caked in his ripped jeans.

“All you have to do is say that you will stay with me, and this can all go away.” I tweaked the line, making it better.

“I’m not like the Dean Winchester in those damn books: I am real, I bleed, I have night terrors. Whiskey is my only medicine. What you want is a story book character to sweep you off of your feet.” Jensen looked at me knowing I wanted to hug him, hold him. I swallowed.

“I need someone real, but the truth is you will never be tame. You will always flirt with the bartender and always play on the edge. You would secretly hate me to keep you in one place. However if I can’t have you, no one will.”

“Any last words?” I held the gun with both hands at Jensen’s heart.

“I regret nothing, but Sam’s bad timing.” Jensen laughed. I looked at Jensen through the alignment of the gun and slowly pulled the trigger. There was a bang sound.

“And cut.” the director stated.

“That wasn’t so hard, was it?” Jensen laughed; I rolled my eyes. He hugged me.

“We needed to end it.” He whispered. I just wondered why did I have to do it (especially when I didn’t want to watch the show at first.)

By the way, I also heard that in the very end Sam is supposedly to die in a crash, because he was distraut over his brother’s death.