Rewrites: Eric, The Prince of the Moon Kingdom

My Dear Future Readers,

I’m still here doing edits for Book 1: Forbidden Love.

I  finally got to the chapters about Amy’s younger brother.  These are the fun chapters because he goes on adventures. He gets to travel which to be honest is a lot of fun to write.  I don’t travel much which is why I wanted to let my characters do a little exploring.

Now, that I have to rewrite Eric’s parts in the book,  I only hope that I have been able to make his chapters more fun. Yes, Eric finds love too. Don’t worry.  I did not leave him without a lovely lady.  But the best part of rewriting a story where the little brother of my main character gets to live his life,  is that I can see and show that even he has a life.

Rewrites of Eric’s Travels 

Eric’s traveling adventures were parts of the story where I could really use my imagination.  Why? Because,  he could travel anywhere and meet all kinds of people and creatures. Sometimes I just need to be creative.  You know what….. I think my creativity in these parts paid off.

Here is what my editor had to say about Eric’s story.

“I like the progression of Eric’s storyline.”  -Alyssa Nand

I think that if my editor likes it,  then it will be interesting to my future readers.  I always believed that if I could make at least one person fall in love with my story and that person being my editor then I already did a good job as an author.

Rewrites of Eric’s Love Story 

I think that rewriting the scenes with Princess Sapphira made the chapters romantic and sweet.  I really hope that you will like the rewrites. Eric’s story seems to be better with all of the work that I did. I think his story fits in with the rest of the book because it shows how his own love story played out.

I look forward to hearing from you soon. I thank you all for your infinite support.

Yours Truly,

Diana Rose

YA Fantasy Romance Published Author

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Henry: The Lost Prince of Sunset Valley Kingdom

My Dear Future Readers,

Since we began talking about rewrites in my previous two posts,  I would like to continue this conversation.  I have another character that required a few small rewrites.

So,  this character is Darien’s best friend and I love both of them because in a way they are both similar.

How are they similar?

Henry and Darien are similar in their eagerness to save others. They are both only children in their families.  And the most obvious of all is that they are both royalty.

Henry was royalty himself and his kingdom was attacked by Pond Water Prince  (who you met in my previous two posts).  Ever since then, his life was not the same.  He had to serve the evil doer for five years.

Henry’s Rewrites:

I  believe that Henry’s rewrites were the easiest I ever did.  It was fun to see my “lost prince” grow.  Even in the simplest things like the way his appearance was described. In fact,  his appearance was the most fun to rewrite.

Why?

Because aside from the idea that Henry was  under a spell,  he was actually really handsome.  I was actually kind of hoping you return him to his human self so that he would be handsome again.

The next important rewrite that happened for Henry was his conversation with his best friend, Darien.  I’m sure that you will see the changes and appreciate them.

I put a lot of time into the rewrites I make because I want my future readers to like my book.  I feel that the rewrites not only help my book, Book 1: Forbidden Love develop but they also help me mature as an author.

I feel that my ideas begin to change in a good way. The way my sentences are written and my descriptions are expressed is very differently than when I was writing this book in the first time.  I’m proud of  my work.  I am excited when my edits turn out better than the original.  My characters seem to be maturing with me which is a good thing.  Even my editor is saying that my writing is improving.

I even see improvement with Darien’s character as,I correct Henry and Pond Water Prince’s characters.  It is all connected in one and I’m glad that I’m doing these rewrites.  I’m actually learning more than I thought with my edits.

I look forward to hearing from you soon.  I thank you all for your infinite support.

Yours Truly,

Diana Rose

YA Fantasy Romance Published Author

Rewrites About Pond Water Prince Part 2

My Dear Future Readers,

Did I mention how HARD rewrites are? No? Well, I’m telling you now. Rewrites are HARD. Why? Because you have to cut out pieces and rework them back in a different way in a way that is extremely different from the original version. In my previous post, which you can check out here: The Rewrite Of Pond Water Prince, I touch lightly on the rewrites that I am doing for this wonderful Bad Boy Evil doer.

UPDATES!!!

I FINISHED THE REWRITE!  It took me a while to do but I finally did it. I know that you are interested in how I managed to finish the rewrite.  That’s what I’m here to tell you about.  Pond Water Prince was never an easy character to write from the beginning. Why?  Well , I’ll use the words of my editor,  Alyssa Nand to  explain this:

“You are too nice.”  – Alyssa Nand.

Yes,  in a way, I do agree with her because I am nice and it is hard for me to write someone who is evil because of that fact.

Also,  I became aware in the process of rewriting my evil doer that he had very few scenes with his captive,  my main female character,  Princess Amy.  This fact had to be corrected immediately.  So, I took a few days adding in scenes that were not even written in the original version of the book,  Book 1: Forbidden Love.  To be honest, I was afraid that my editor would not approve of my additional scenes but as luck would have it,  she did approve.

After doing this rewrite and adding in scenes that were not in the original version of the book,  I realized that my new ideas make my book,  Book 1: Forbidden Love even better.  I only hope that you,  my dear future readers like what I did.  I hope that I made Pond Water Prince sound more realistic in his interactions with my other characters.  But I also hope that I did not make him too scary when he first appears in the book.

You see, I wanted to create a balance between scary and relatable.  I really hope that I did not overdo it.

When I think of my first evil doer, I think of two things: revenge and kidnapping.  When I was writing this character,  it was hard to create someone who is evil without knowing what his motives are.

In this case, I think that kidnapping is something that is fairly easy to relate to the real world and also what fairy tale doesn’t have kidnapping.  Rapunzel was kidnapped and trapped in a tower. In Beauty and the Beast, Belle’s father was locked in the Beast’s dungeon.  Therefore we can conclude that kidnapping is a common theme and act  that villains engage in to make the story interesting and bring action into the story.

Also, this is good for giving the protagonist or “good guy” in the story and chance to do something heroic.  That is also a big plus in the story because like in the scenes with Pond Water Prince,  my male main character got a chance to save the princess and be a hero in the eyes of the king and queen.  That is also a reason why I love fairytales.  Royalty always intrigued me and I love writing about royal families.

I look forward to hearing from you soon.  I thank you all for your infinite support.

Yours Truly,

Diana Rose

YA Fantasy Romance Published Authore

 

Released Today An All New Release By Nicole French

My Dear Future Readers,

Today is June 28th and it is Nicole French’s Birthday and Release Day  of Legally Mine,  book 2 in the Spitfire Trilogy by Nicole French.

What can I say about Nicole French?

Nicole French writes contemporary romance and she already published Legally Yours as the first book in the Spitfire Trilogy. She wrote book two which is coming out today, Legally Mine.  Nicole French has a group on Facebook called La Merde. It is a very fun group where Nicole French talks about her books, does takeovers on Tuesdays, and invites new authors to do giveaways of their books as well.

I like Nicole French because even though, I only know her for a short time on Facebook, I think she deserves to be respected for how she shares and promotes her work. I, as an author, sure can learn some things from Nicole French.

I believe that every author has to make their way to the spotlight and the more original you are, the better. Nicole French has written two books which is a big accomplishment. Being a friend and member of her group, La Merde is a delight for me because she allows the members to post their own things too and she is very supportive.

What can I say about Legally Mine?

Legally Mine is an E-book that is about Skylar Crosby and Brandon Sterling who are the two main character. Have I read the book? Not yet!

You want to know why…..

Because as I LOVE helping authors, I have so many free books that I either won or bought which aren’t free, that I have not had a chance to read it. I have Legally Yours on my Ipad.  So, yes, I will read it and review it here on my blog and maybe get an interview with Nicole French to put here too. Don’t worry, this summer will be full of books and new authors. So…….

Where can you get Teasers, Links and Buy Legally Mine?

Teasers and Links are below:

Legally Mine Teaser

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I hope you do enjoy Nicole French’s new book, Legally Mine.

I look forward to hearing from you soon. I thank you all for your infinite support.

Yours Truly,

Diana Rose

YA Fantasy Romance Published Author

Where Do I Find My Ideas?

My Dear Future Readers,

Recently, I was asked where I get my ideas from. An interesting question really. Which is why I want to write this post.

Have you ever heard of the phrase,  ideas are everywhere”? I find that this is more true every day.  It is not about finding ideas really  but about finding inspiration to write those ideas down on paper. Or,in my case on this post.  Sometimes, it admit it is hard to find one idea to write. But, I try to think about what I would want to read and that helps me write.  In some cases, it takes longer time but it really doesn’t matter how long it takes, what matters is that you have ideas.

For example, the ideas I am writing down now in my book came really unexpectedly that I me.  Those are the best kind of ideas if I were to be honest with you.  Sometimes, the euphoric ideas are the ones that help you write faster. Now, that is not to say that every author has to write only when they get a euphoric idea. I’m saying that a euphoric idea helps to add words to the story faster.  Authors should write everyday no matter what. It helps to come up with ideas faster when you are already in the process of writing something.

Passion about the things that you are writing about is also important.  Why? Because if you are passionate about the subject you are writing about,  you can find more to say about it. Passion about anything makes a person seem more interesting. For example, when I talk about my book, Book 1: Forbidden Love  or another book that I am writing in the series, I begin to sound different as though I can talk about my ideas for hours if I am not stopped. That is what passion is.  I think that many of us forget about this because we find less things to be passionate about in today’s world.  But it really doesn’t matter what you are passionate about whether it is art, music,  dance,  literature,  reading,  writing or something else,  passion is a good thing to have.

I think if you are writing or making art you also need to learn discipline.  Now, it does not mean you have to force yourself to sit and make art every day for the fear that someone will come and beat you with a ruler like in the old times. No. I mean that you have to devote time to the activity. Enough time to accomplish something that you can be proud of later.

I look forward to hearing from you soon. I thank you all for your infinite support.

Yours Truly,

Diana Rose

YA Fantasy Romance Published Author

A Review Of An Amorous Dance By Diana Rose

My Dear Future Readers,

I finished reading An Amorous Dance by Jessica Lauryn today. I am tearing up at the end of this book. Jessica Lauryn is a wonderful author and I am looking forward to her next book.

To be honest, I was entranced by her characters and the action in this book. It truly takes the OSCAR for unique storytelling. The complex relationship between Evan Masters and Hannah Rabourn is quite interesting to watch. Neither want to return to the love they once shared and yet it seems that the gravity pulling these two lovers together is indeed stronger than them. Hannah, tries to withstand temptation but in fact finds herself deeper in love with Evan Masters.

I believe that this book deserves to be a bestseller for the vivid images and complex situations it shows. The reader is pulled instantly into the story and from page 1, it is hard to let go. I found the unveiled secrets of the Theater and Augustus Nathanson to be quite a beautiful addition to the action and intrigue which I had gotten a taste of in A Passionate Play. I believe that An Amorous Dance is even more intriguing and lustful, dare I say it, than I thought it would be.

Every character in this book had a surprising back story which I was a happy witness of. Of course, Jessica Lauryn write very interesting and suspenseful stories for each character in this book and I believe that the romance was very on time in this book. In fact, I would say that at times I felt entranced by the words that Ms. Lauryn writes. I felt like I was being pulled into the story and I was living the scene through the character. That is the kind of book I love most. I love Jessica Lauryn as the wonderful author she is and I can’t wait for Rabourn Theater Book 3 to be out so that I can read it.

 Also, I want to say that in reading this wonderfully written book, I learned a lot about the characters and how to create an intriguing back-stories and characters that are relatable to real life. It is called being a wonderful author when the reader can get emotional over what you have written. I feel like Hannah and Evan have become my “friends” as I read their story. It is not often that I feel that with books But with Jessica Lauryn’s books, I truly feel like her characters have become my “friends.”
I will be doing an interview with Ms. Jessica Lauryn in the coming days and I really am intrigued to learn more about how this book developed so perhaps this will be a two-part interview because of all the questions I have in my head.
DON’T MISS IT!!
I look forward to hearing from you soon. I thank you all for your infinite support.
Yours Truly,
YA Fantasy Romance Published Author

Happy Valentine’s Day To All Lovers

My Dear Future Readers,

Today is February 14th, Valentine’s day. I write about true love. How can I miss such a holiday that is dedicated to the feeling of Love? You are right. I can not miss it.

On this day, Love is celebrated and it is good to spend it with the one you love. I believe that Valentine’s Day is special in this way. True love is meant to be celebrated not only on this day but every day.

Love is a feeling that always needed no matter what is happening and on this day, Love for the people around you is more visible because it is the one day when you don’t have to be shy to show what is in your heart.

Take someone you love on a romantic date and sit in a cafe surrounded by candlelight. Give the woman you love a huge bouquet of roses. Or write a poem. Or best of all propose to her with a beautiful ring. No matter what the expression of love will be, it will be memorable because it was Valentine’s Day.

I write romance and read romance only because the way that a person cares for another person is the best expression of Love that there ever was.

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The heart is made for feelings and it is indeed our heart that can never stay neutral to the attention we {women} receive on Valentine’s Day. It is this day that we want and crave the attention. I believe that every person in this world should give attention to the woman’s heart.

Yes, I am not in a relationship at this time but every year, I hope that someone will remember that a woman is a woman and a person who needs to be acknowledged. Maybe, some kind of magic will happen and one day, I, too will not be alone on this day.

The Day of Love is a day that should be for everyone and not just for couples. But I believe that Love is something that everyone feels and it doesn’t matter if you are in love or you are just spending the day with friends and family.

Today is a day to show love for the people who you love.  Yes, many people are single but if you care about someone it doesn’t have to be lonely.

Valentine’s Day is a special and beautiful day.

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Roses are the best symbol of love and Valentine’s Day.  Red roses express romance and passion in the language of flowers.

Roses…Roses….Roses are in the dreams of every woman on Valentine’s Day.  But for women who don’t have a relationship,  they can just be happy to hear words of love from family.

On Valentine’s Day books about romance and true love are more than welcome in the arms of a woman. Reading about romance is almost the same as being loved.  I should know that because I have been reading and writing romance all my life and I am yet to have a great romantic Valentine’s Day.

But as everything else in my life,  it will come when it is ready.  Love is a feeling that always takes time and I am still waiting for the right person to come.

However, on this Valentine’s Day,  I want to  say that I’m grateful for all the Love I have from my friends and family and you,  my dear future readers  because no matter how much I have to wait for the right person,  I know that I have gained something more valuable and that is enough for me right now.

True love is meant to be celebrated not only on this day but every day.  Love is for everyone  and not  just a significant other.

Happy Valentine’s Day!  May be lucky to find true love and hold onto it forever because it is a very rare find.

I look forward to hearing from you soon.  I thank you all for your infinite support.

Yours Truly,

 Diana Rose

YA Fantasy Romance Published Author