Monday, May 25, 2015

Rejection Letters

Hey, Hey!

So I received my first rejection letter a few days ago. It wasn't as painful as I thought it would be. I figured the first letter that I got would make my heart hurt. But it didn't. It just made me realize that I have to keep my head up. I've heard from so many authors that they received so many rejection letters before they got the one that was the maker.

I really hope that eventually I will actually get that acceptance letter but I am definitely willing to get better at querying.  

Good Readance
"The only way to be a writer is to write, write and write. The only to write." -Jade Elyzabeth

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Vectio; The Dark Warriors series: Book Two

Hey guys!

So, I've decided that I'm going to complete some queries that I've written up, send them off, and move on to the next novel. I need to step away from Hunter for a while but I don't want to stop writing. I've written most of the outline for the next installment of The Dark Warriors series. It's called Vectio.

Vectio is the mostly silent member of the team. He's spent most of his life with his old Dark Warriors team, who'd all been murdered on the planet Malvroy. After finding out that his father is second in command to the man who destroyed his team and his mother is the woman who'd taken care of him since his arrival on Earth, Vectio isn't really sure of his place in the safe house.

Ida Courier is one of the most beautiful elves from the planet Spiritian and has been charged with joining the European team of Dark Warriors. She's spent a lot of time as a woman in a man's world and has spent more time defending her position as equal instead of acting on her romantic desires. Finding that Vectio, a fellow transporter and warrior, has deserted his safe house to travel, she tracks and joins him in the only way she knows how, teleportation.

Can he figure out his problems without adding to hers?
Can she hide secrets from him while attempting to melt his heart?
Can he protect her from the hidden evils?
Can she use her new found powers to put those evils back where they belong?
Will mistrust separate the two...forever?

"The only way to be a writer is to write, write and write. The only to write." -Jade Elyzabeth

Wednesday, April 29, 2015


Writing is one of the best things that I like about myself. I must say that while often times people don't find their passion but i'm glad to have found mine as early as I did. I have always wanted to be a writer, even when I was a child and interested in other things. I always wanted to be blah blah blah...AND a writer. I'd never cut writing out of the equation completely. I believe I always knew that one day I would be a writer and that I would be able to share my opinions and creativity with the world. It's probably one of the most fun things I've done, ever.

Creating worlds, creating characters, having someone else depend on you to make up their life, make their decisions without any chance of consequence or recourse. So far my characters have loved me. They'd fit perfectly into the personality, locations and settings that I put them in. They'd survived all the hardships and made solutions from every adversity that had been thrown their way.

Call me crazy because I feel my characters actually decide their own fate and where they will end up but it's true. Just recently I'd been writing something with a complete outline and the character decided she wasn't going to have it. She spun that story around so fast it was all I could do but keep up with my typing.

I don't call it Artist Insomnia for no reason! They keep me up at night, pounding against my head trying to figure out what to change next. I love it, yes I'm positive that I love it. I'm confident that it loves me back.

"The only way to be a writer is to write, write and write. The only to write." -Jade Elyzabeth

Sunday, April 26, 2015


So I've been researching ways to query my book to agents and I'm thinking that I'm going to just write my own query from scratch. I've been looking up lists of do's and don'ts and also lists of "examples of successful queries" and it's a little disconcerting. I mean, some of them I would never look twice at if I was an agent and others are so good that my chest hurts.

One of the tips that I read was that I could even use a successful example of someone else's query as a template but I wouldn't want to do that. I would want to use the BEST things about their query and write my own. My head has definitely become scrambled eggs. I can't even put into words how I'm going to do this.

Soooo....I'm just going to sit down, think hard about my book and sell it. I'm going to take a few tips that seemed well thought out, write a few great advanced bloglines (or use ones i've already completed) and do a few rough drafts. I'm hoping that once I'm done I'll have a few polished queries that I can choose from and start sending off.

Wish me luck!
If you enjoyed my novel feel free to contact me, e-mail me, and give me your feed back!
If you didn't or you think something could be changed or better do the same!
I love hearing from people and it is all the better to know it's been read and thought on!

Good Readance,

"The only way to be a writer is to write, write and write. The only to write." -Jade Elyzabeth

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Post 38: The End

“My mother died when I was young. Don’t you dare speak of her,” he spoke, his voice ground out like gravel.
“You’ve been lied to, Vectio. I’m your father. I’m sure your team figured that out. I’m also sure you’ve seen me before. Your mother stands in this room. She’s been before you for a long time, now. Why don’t you ask her why I’m still here,” Nile spoke calmly despite the sword that pressed deeper.
“I…uhhh…what?” Vectio sputtered.
“Arinth, you never told him he was your son?” Nile’s brow furrowed and his eyes appeared genuinely confused. He stepped forward as Vectio’s sword lowered. The woman stepped forward and gaped at him.
“Liar!” She yelled. “I have no children.” Her hands shook and she stumbled in her steps.
“I don’t lie, Arinth. Vectio is our son and you…you are my mate.” His voice was still as he reached up to touch her face.
“Liar!” She yelled again, this time not as loud. She stepped back so they were no longer touching.
“If I’m a liar then what is that locket around your neck? Why can’t you open it? Why have you worn it?” Nile reached toward her again and touched the locket softly.
“I…uhhh…I’m not sure.” Tears collected in her eyes and she gasped. She rocked forward and leaned into him.
“Please, remember. I was from Malvroy, you from Senatus, main city of Arinth. We were from different worlds. I was destined to be second in command of the Malus and you; you were destined to be an Eidyia Warrior. Two people who weren’t even supposed to meet but the Light Warriors had a different plan. I became a Dark Warrior in secret and continued on to be second in command. We fell in love. I knew right off you were my mate. I knew exactly who you were. We were in love, Arinth. Please, remember.” His words fell on her ears like music. Her pupils dilated and her breathing evened.
Arinth heard his words but it was as if he spoke from a different room. They were muddled and murky. Slowly, her mind cleared and she remembered. She knew.
“Yes, I know. I remember.” She spoke softly and looked up into his eyes. “They didn’t want me to remember because they knew I wouldn’t have left without you and Vectio. I…” she trailed off as she looked past him at her son. He stood silent, as was the usually before recent events. “I’m so sorry. It’s been years and I had no idea. I had no idea.” Her eyes widened and tears fell. She stepped forward and reached out to him. “Your mother didn’t die when you were a child. She’s been here before you this entire time.” He took her hands in his and kissed them.
“I knew there was something about you. I knew; there was some pull that I couldn’t explain. I just…wanted to be close to you. I hated leaving you at home; I always wanted to protect you. I knew there was something about you that I just couldn’t explain.” He kissed her knuckles again and then pulled her towards his chest. “Mirama.” She shook against him as she cried, tears clogged in his throat. Around the room the couples held each other and the other warriors tried to hold out against the emotion they felt.
“Vectio, I’m sorry that there wasn’t anything I could do to save your team. I tried. I failed you and I’m sorry. I know those are empty words for you but I hope, by the grace of the Light Warriors, that you forgive me.” Nile’s voice shook but he walked calmly toward the two. Holding a hand out he motioned for Arinth to turn towards him. “I can’t expect for us to start back up where we were but I can try to start somewhere. I love you and I ask that you allow me to be apart of your life.”
“I remember how I felt, Nile. I love you, too.” She spoke and pulled the hand he held out to her until he rocked towards her. She forced the two most important men in her life to hug. The room chuckled as the two tried to be as far apart as possible while hugging at the same time.
“Let’s go home?” Adrian’s voice rang out. The others agreed in merriment. They said a heartfelt goodbye to Anders and Annalise as they went to Malvroy to begin their long journey of healing. The European team said their goodbyes and good graces before their transporter Ida took them back to their port. Vectio made moves to transport the team and Nile spoke out.
“And me?” His voice was thick as he spoke the words.
“If everyone is ok with it, and I mean everyone, I’d like to invite you to the safe house.” Adrian spoke, her first contribution as second lady of the house. Her arms were wrapped around Chase’s waist and she leaned her head against his chest. Around the room the warriors nodded in agreement and smiled. “It’s settled then.” She looked up at Chase and kissed his softly. I love this. I love you, my hunter.
I love you as well but then…you already knew that. “Now, if no one else has anything they want to add, let’s go home.” Vectio raised a hand and they disappeared.

The End.

"The only way to be a writer is to write, write and write. The only to write." -Jade Elyzabeth

The End of Hunter: Book 1 of the Dark Warriors series

So, I've been finished with the novel for less than a week now but I hadn't decided whether I wanted to put the ending on the blog. I kept trying to decide whether I'd ended it the way I wanted to. I'm going to be honest and say that I had this entire novel planned out differently in the beginning and the novel changed it's mind three or four times before it finally ended.

The characters changed their minds as to what they wanted to do. They changed the surroundings and the ending almost completely. I allowed it and it actually made me laugh out loud.

Anyway, so I decided that my first instincts are correct for right now. I'm going to upload the ending the way I first wrote it. Split into two parts. I hope you guys like it.

Of course when I get a chance to take a breather from the novel I will go back and do a little more editing and fact checking. I want to make sure the cleanest story is given to you guys. I do like that you guys are getting my first and freshest thoughts on my novel. Straight from the head!

"The only way to be a writer is to write, write and write. The only to write." -Jade Elyzabeth

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Post 37: How It All Works Out

“Don’t you think she’s be gone along time?” Annalise asked Anders who sat beside her on the couch. Her feet were tucked firmly behind his knees and her arms circled his waist. Her head rested against his chest. He’d tucked her under his arm and softly played in her hair. They’d been separated for so long he could barely keep his hands from touching her. Kissing her temple, Anders evened his breathing.
            “She should’ve made it to Egeria Shen by now. There is a questioning process I’m sure.”
            “What do you mean questioning process?” Chase asked from across the room where he sat next to Adrian’s body. Her head rested against large down pillows and her legs were stretched out on the bed. “Since we already know that you are going to take her place on Malvroy what else needs to happen?” A worried look had crossed his face.
            “Just because I volunteered to be the Healer on Malvroy doesn’t mean that I get to make that decision on my own.”
            “I don’t understand.” Tristan spoke.
            “Most of the prophecies that Egeria Shen gives have loop holes. They are all questionable. It’s as if she wants to make sure that the person she is bequeathing this duty to is actually worthy to do it.” Anders spoke and tensed as Annalise lifted from his lap.
            “You didn’t tell us this! Why wouldn’t you tell us this! She could fail!” Her voice rose hysterically. The rest of the crew chimed in their disagreement with his secrecy.
            “I didn’t tell you because I knew she wouldn’t fail.” Anders reached forward and touched his hand to the side of his mates face. “She is very much you but she is also me. She will not fail.”
            “Well that is the most conceited thing I’ve ever heard you say, Warrior Anders.” A commanding voice rang out in the air. The team looked around and was instantly on edge. Devlirus swore under his breath from where he stood between Tristan and Shepard. A beautiful woman with long flowing hair appeared from a soft cloud just beside the bed. She leaned a hand over and touched Adrian’s hand.
Adrian took a deep breath and opened her eyes. She sat up from where she lay and glanced at Chase beside her. Tears immediately filled her eyes and she threw herself at him. Gasping against the tears that choked her, Adrian felt as if his warmed seeped into her skin.
“I’m so sorry. I’m so sorry. I love you but I had to do it.” She spoke, her voice unsteady.
“What did you have to do?” Chase kissed her face and tried to wipe the tears away.
“I made a deal with Prophet Egeria Shen that I would stay on Malvroy and be their Healer.” The entire team was silent with shock. “We will be separated, you and I, until their land is healed. I love you but I couldn’t leave those people to suffer. She told me it was prophesied that I would heal their land but that I had a choice to stay with you. I couldn’t do that. I just couldn’t.” The more she spoke the harder the tears came.
“You don’t have to do that, Adrian.” Anders rose from his position on the couch. He stepped over to where Chase had lifted her from the bed.
“Uhhh…I thought…Dad?” Adrian sputtered and released Chase. She took a few steps toward him before her breath caught in her throat. “You look…just like your Essence! You look…like me!”
“No, daughter, I’m positive that you look like me. Which one came first?” A chuckle went as a dimple appeared in his cheek. He reached forward and took her into his arms, hugging her tight.
“Anders is correct, Adrian. I spoke of two Healers in my prophecy, not one. The second person spoken of in the end, who would be separated, wasn’t you and Adrian. Should you pass, it would be you and Anders.” Egeria Shen walked over to them and smiled, her hands clasp before her.
“But…I just got you!” Adrian exclaimed.
“Now that you’ve Transcended, you can come back and walk amongst the people of Malvroy any time you like. It’s apart of your gift, both of yours.” Egeria Shen responded, nodding toward her and then towards her mother.
“You mean…She could come to Malvroy and see me and I can come to Earth and see her?” Annalise almost jumped from the couch with joy.
“What do you mean? You are going to Malvroy?” Adrian asked.
“Yes, I’ve been without Anders for too long. He and I didn’t get our time, our chance. I am going to Malvroy with him but we can always visit! It’ll be like I’m coming down for the weekend!” She smiled cautiously. She hoped that Adrian would understand.
“That is perfect! I am so happy with the way that worked out!” Adrian ran forward and threw her arms around her mother.
“Now, with you and your men. You disappoint me greatly. To Malvroy, now!” Egeria Shen stomped over to Devlirus and slapped a hand to his forehead. A second later he disappeared along with a few of the other soldiers that stood in the room with them.
Glancing out the window, Tristan nodded to the others as he noticed all of the other soldiers they’d left in the courtyard had disappeared. He walked over to Adrian and dropped to a knee before her.
“I apologize for not trusting you. I hope that you do us the honor of being the…second lady in our house.” They all chuckled as they heard Arinth mumble under her breath that she was the first. “I know that I messed up and I guess almost single handedly caused all of this but please, know that I will protect you with all I have.”
“I messed up as well…” Julius started.
“…as did I…” Vectio’s deep voice rang out.
“of course I did as well.” Mendax spoke. 
“I’m not sure if I fully was apart of this mess up, but I’ll add my apologies just in case.” Technik spoke up causing laughter to fill the room.
“I’d be honored if you’d be our second lady.” Julius stated seriously and the rest of the warriors followed suit.
“As would I!” Arinth stepped forward from where she stood in the corner. “I would love you to stay. You’ve known that from the beginning!” She smiled and so did the rest as they remembered her sentiments.
“See, I will be gone but you won’t be alone. Thank you all for taking care of my daughter.” Annalise smiled at the warriors and Arinth as she stood holding Anders hand. He nodded his head in agreement, his handsome face smiling. The group began talking in merriment, trying to speak over each other. One person yelled at her to give their answer. They all quieted as Chase held up both of his hands.
“Adrian. I know that you love me. I love you also. It’s not just because of our destinies and the Codra Mauma. I love who you and I love the sacrifice that you were going to make for people you didn’t know. Being a Dark Warrior, though apart of who I am, is my job. It’s my life mission. I was bequeathed to take care of Earth. You had no knowledge of your destiny on Malvroy and yet you were going to give up your freedom to be with our families, and me to save them. My heart aches for you.” He dropped to his knees before her and touched one hand to his heart. The other he reached towards her and smiled as her eyes filled with tears. “I won’t ask you for your hand in marriage just yet. I will court you, date you, treat you as my queen and anything else that you want before we do that. Marriage is an Earth tradition and I’m sure that will come, eventually. I will, however ask you to be with me…forever. Be my eternity.” He took a deep breath and held it in as he awaited her answer.
“I love you also. I have no long speech to give you. I have no extraterrestrial…” the group chuckled, “tradition to say for you. I understand what you are saying; I feel it in my heart and in my soul. I feel your love. I will be with you for forever. I promise to be your eternity.” She finished and reached forward to kiss his lips.
“I just had a thought, I don’t mean to disrupt this happy moment.” Vectio stepped forward to speak. “If Egeria Shen took Devlirus and all of his men, why are you still here?” He pointed across the room where Dvakart, Nile, stood.
“Why don’t you ask your mother?” Nile stated. A silence rolled through the room, then it exploded with sound. Vectio transported over to Nile, long sword drawn and the tip pressed tightly against his neck.

"The only way to be a writer is to write, write and write. The only to write." -Jade Elyzabeth