come-alive-again

first, I hope you all had a very beautiful Christmas to those who celebrate it :), and second, do you ever go back to edit stories and you write something that feels good in the moment but then you go back and read it to re-edit it and you're like, "Oh! My! Blankets! Where did that even come from?!" Ahehe :) 
          	
          	Anyway, The War of Elevens is officially finished (for like the third time); but I am re-editing and smoothing over things, so go drown in the Shifter World if you like! 
          	
          	P.S *Ci* is pronounced *Kai* not *Cee* and I should probably put that in my book somewhere but...ahehe, I was eight when I came up with the story (so, phonics), and it didn't hit me until a year ago but I'll make that clear in my novel :) 
          	
          	Love, 
          	Mel

chachi_the_goat

@come-alive-again I do the exact same thing when I read my stories a while later! But it was great even before
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RequiemJJ

I can’t exactly see the entire book... i only see the extent of 10 chapters

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@RequiemJJ Oh goodness gracious--I'm so sorry! I took it down to do some editing leaps and completely forgot it was under the label completed. I'm sorry! Also, the full book should be up in a few days (edited :))
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come-alive-again

first, I hope you all had a very beautiful Christmas to those who celebrate it :), and second, do you ever go back to edit stories and you write something that feels good in the moment but then you go back and read it to re-edit it and you're like, "Oh! My! Blankets! Where did that even come from?!" Ahehe :) 
          
          Anyway, The War of Elevens is officially finished (for like the third time); but I am re-editing and smoothing over things, so go drown in the Shifter World if you like! 
          
          P.S *Ci* is pronounced *Kai* not *Cee* and I should probably put that in my book somewhere but...ahehe, I was eight when I came up with the story (so, phonics), and it didn't hit me until a year ago but I'll make that clear in my novel :) 
          
          Love, 
          Mel

chachi_the_goat

@come-alive-again I do the exact same thing when I read my stories a while later! But it was great even before
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come-alive-again

Here it is: 
          I will remember the joy and the hope of creativity. I will remember the magic of storytelling and words. 
          
          Here it is: 
          More than any desire to be famous or popular or published, I have a desire to create and worship God in that way, because it is my best form of worship. 
          
          Here it is:
          I must humble myself because, aside from all the glitz and glam, my heart for storytelling comes down to these two simple things. 
          
          Here they are: 
          To feel closer to the Father through my craft, and to inspire others and allow them to feel that overwhelming "oh-my-gosh-i-feel-so-inspired-to-follow-my-dreams-like-wow" that I feel when I read and watch movies and obtain experiences. 
          
          Really, this is what it is: 
          Know firmly and stand strong in your reasons for writing, or reading, or your dreams. Those things will take you farther in your inner world and spirit than the outside world will ever take you with your writing. 
          
          And finally, it's this: 
          Be thankful for every opportunity. Thankfulness is like food for the heart.

chachi_the_goat

@come-alive-again I agree on all of those things! You're very smart and very inspired and inspiring
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come-alive-again

Wow! Thank you so much for all of you adding The War of Elevens to your reading lists! Thank you for reading and I hope you enjoy!

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happy thanksgiving to those who celebrate! And if you don't celebrate thanksgiving, a.) any day's a fantastic day to be thankful and b.) have a beautiful Thursday!