Hello to all the Hot, Cute, Girly Geeks reading this, it’s a pleasure to meet your acquaintance—I hope to get to know you better in the near future, but first, allow me to introduce myself. My name is Cara, I’m seventeen, an avid reader and writer, and live in Essex.
Mendy, a very sweet Twitter friend, kindly offered me the opportunity to guest post on her blog and it was difficult to decline—so here I am! And as I write this I send out healing thoughts and prayers to her as she battles the pain she is currently in, and wish her a speedy recovery. I hope y’all will all do the same.
Anyway . . . greetings! You’re probably wondering who I am and if you’re not, then you should be! Joking.
I’d just like to apologize now for the length of this post. I’ve not done anything like this before so I’m sure it’s just as overwhelming for me as it is for you!
I’m British, (please don’t let the ‘Essex’ tag put you off—not all Essex girls are like what you may have seen on TV!), and an older sister to my brother. Inhabitants in my household are also my parents and two tabby cats, Tyler and Titten.
I finished high school in the year of 2010 and studied Philosophy, English Literature and Communication Studies for a term at college before I sadly had to leave due to home difficulties. I also recently found I suffer from a social anxiety disorder and have to undergo therapy in hopes of overcoming it.
At high school I was bullied a lot—a problem the teachers never sought to prevent—but though the things that happened to me did have an impact on my life, I strived to gain the best grades I could and then got the heck away from them.
Today, I let my daydreams and imaginings loose through writing—a subject I will discuss more later—and read LOTS! Which carries us nicely into . . .
My love for all things geeky.
I am an addict for reading Paranormal Romance. My bookshelf is crammed packed with books, my room too shy of space to accommodate more. I fall in love with nearly every leading male protagonist—sorry, guys, I don’t mean to, you’re just all so yum!—and get all giddy when kiss scenes arise. Yay! I’m sure a lot of you all do it too, am I right?.
The Vampire Diaries . . . who doesn’t watch it? If you don’t, trust me, you need to—you’re missing out on a whole lot of majorly hot guys! Most of my Twitter friends are Team Damon; I however, am Team Klaus! His cheeky little smile, his big puppy dog eyes and how he insists that he is the ‘alpha male’ makes my mum and I swoon!
On second thought . . . I suppose Damon is—Ah! Who am I kidding? They’re all sexy! But let me just say this now: Season four needs to hurry up!
Other TV series I LOVE are Moonlight, Teen Wolf, The Secret Circle, Charmed, The Crow, FRIENDS, Two and a Half Men, The Middle, pretty much everything awesome and geeky!
Cars are also a major part of my life. I have a few favourites and when I see them out on the roads . . . well, I scream, wave my hands in the air and then point like a loon. But please don’t judge me for it.
Over the past couple of years I have been told I look like a few celebrities. The Veronicas, Anne Hathaway, Emma Roberts, Kate Bush and Kate Middleton are among the few been spoken, and though I find it hard to believe—I do not photograph well and have low self-confidence—friends and family are insistent. I suppose it all depends on the style of my hair and make-up at the time. My mum says I simply have ‘one of those faces’, so I like to dress up occasionally and have fun with it. After all, why not?
There are loads more things I could say, but I won’t for sake that I may bore you to tears. However, Mendy has asked that I speak a little about what I write and my novel.
Appassionata is the name of my first book—I’m currently seeking representation for it still—it’s a YA Paranormal Romance following the life of a seventeen year old girl facing her past lives history, reincarnation and the reappearance of her angelic soul mate on earth.
Since I was a little girl I have always been intrigued by these aspects. My parents are Wiccan and I have chosen to follow this, too, so whether this is the cause of my interest, I will never know. I remember when I was three years old, and there was an anime show on TV called Sailor Moon—I still watch it now, I am not ashamed to admit!—and I fell in love with it.
The protagonist of Sailor Moon is fourteen-year-old, Serena Tsukino, an ordinary girl prone to clumsiness, accidents, who loves all things cuddly and is very lazy when it comes to school. One day, she discovers a talking cat by the name of Luna, who reveals Serena’s true identity as “Sailor Moon”, a special warrior with the destiny of saving Earth from a series of villains from the Dark Kingdom, a horrid place which destroyed the Kingdom of the Moon—her past life’s home.
In this previous life, when the dark adversary attacked the Moon Kingdom, Queen Serenity (Serena’s preceding mother) sent her, her guardians (the other Sailor Scouts), advisors, and her true love into the future to be reborn. As an effect of this, Sailor Moon must help Luna awaken the other Sailor Scouts (the court of the kingdom of the moon) and the people dedicated to protecting it to overcome the evil they face. The mysterious Tuxedo Mask—her true love in disguise—aids them as much as he can throughout, although in the beginning he, Serena, and the others are completely unaware of the past they once shared and while they fight, they must search for the Moon Princess.
I still do find the story very romantic and this is where I drew a lot of inspiration from for my book. I very much believe in past lives and reincarnation so I thought them a great topic to explore in my writings.
I finished Appassionata in October last year, and then began editing. I have been sending it out to agencies since March, I think, but have had no luck yet in finding representation. (Insert sad face here.)
In the mean time I have been writing a sequel to it along with another book—no connection—and exploring my interests further.
So for now I will bid you all farewell and wish you all a lovely day. If there is anything else you want to know or just want to have a chat, follow me on Twitter—it’ll be great to talk.
I apologize for the length of this post once again but promise that next time I’ll make it much shorter!
Peace. Dream. Love.