I've felt rather consumed with certain things lately. Mainly things I can't seem to have, like a certain friend whom I'm not supposed to have any feelings for other than a friend. I wrote a story about him and then he wrote one too that I read over the Christmas holiday and it was so good it blew me out of the water. And the way he wrote it and the things he was writing about made me feel like I was seeing a side of him he'd never let me see before and it made all these feelings for him come up again and it was beyond frustrating. Not to mention, it's better than my story. I read it in one day and he's had mine for weeks and hasn't finished it yet.
I have been consumed with my stories and my art, though, which is always a good thing. They keep me distracted, but then I read these really good books too that get me thinking about the above mentioned person like this one called Dangerous Lover by Lisa Marie Rice. Just look at the cover. Yeah, enough said. (Don't judge too harshly, though. It's an awesome story. Really. I read it in two days.)
And I finished Graceling, which is AMAZING!
It is hugely inspirational for me and writing my dragon story, which still has so much work to be done that it's almost depressing. The progress is slow, especially when I have two to three other projects I'm working on at the same time.
Anyway, Kristin Cashore created her own world for the story (along with the sequel of sorts, which I can't wait to read) and in this world there are people born with special abilities called Graces. Everyone knows the people who are Graced because their eyes are two different colors. The main character, Katsa, is Graced with the ability to kill a man with her bare hands. I won't get into explaining it any more than that. You can go out and read the story for yourself; and you should because the story is completely captivating and the characters are very well developed as is the made-up world and it'll keep you reading like mad till the very end :). I can only hope someone will say the same about my stories someday :)
Well, I hope everyone (or anyone who is reading this because I'm beginning to feel as though I'm just yapping into the void) is having a lovely New Year so far. May it be better than the last, even though I'm not entirely convinced yet.