Category: My Life


My Books Have No Titles

My goal is to update this blog everyday, or at least every few days. And sometimes there will be more than one blog a day, but that’s just how it is.

I was just looking at my books… well in my head anyway, and I realized that only ONE has an actual title… and I’m not even sure that I like that title for it. But I go through this with my fanfictions too. But I wanted to know if that was normal. And not that I really expect an answer for my question, but I guess, sometimes you just dont’ know what to call it until it’s done. Sometimes I think I have a title for it, and then by the end, it’s totally changed.

But what I wanted to write about today was… well of course one of my unnamed books, that I’ve aptly named “My Life” until I do figure out the name. On my computer it has a name like “The Zoey McGuire Book” because as of right now I think the main character’s name is Zoey. I keep changing it. I changed it again just recently to Ella, but I’m not sure I like it. I think I’m going to change it back to Zoey. Actually yes, for now, I’m changing it back to Zoey. I know at one point her name was Samantha, and it was also something different before that, but I really can’t remember that one. I’m sure it’s in the backlogs of my computer… or notebook papers somewhere.

This story is set in a real life town in Rhode Island… which is crazy because I have never been there, but there was something appealing about setting it in a town that’s so small because the STATE is so small. So I’ve been using google earth to find real places that are there to use in my book. In a way I do believe this book is my baby, but also, so is that other book I’ve been doing so .

The main character Zoey is supposed to be based off me, but as I write the first chapter… over and over and over and over and over and over… (seriously, I’ve rewritten this chapter over 30 times now), she’s not like me as much as I thought she would, be but I guess that’s the point. She’s only based off me. The best friend she has, now she’s like my old best friend to a “T”. But that’s what this book is about at first, the way my friendship was with Julie, and how it fell apart. However, I have to figure that one out, because part of the reason that Julie and mine’s friendship fell apart was because my dad died. And I have no plans for Zoey’s dad to die. The character that is based of Julie’s name is Lindsay… I think. It could change you know. At first her name was Shellyanne, and then it was Christina, and now it’s Lindsay, who knows what it could change to?

Interestingly enough, the minor characters, such as my brother Josh’s character’s has only changed once and I have no intention of changing that ¬†again. His best friend has never changed, and two of my ex boyfriend’s characters names have never changed either. I guess it’s all about finding the name that fits the character just right.

It’s a never ending process it seems. But I’ll get there. You’ll see.

– Jessi

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I have currently in progress, before my latest idea hit me, six stories, now it’s seven. And none of them are really written beyond an idea.

But ever since Harry Potter ended with the last movie last year, I’ve had this want to write my own story, my own story where I create the world. And movies like Avatar, a whole world created from someone’s mind… incredible. Or you know, in books like “Wicked” which I know, isn’t completely made up, it is based off things that could be real, but it’s the fact that there are Quadlings, obviously made up, they dont’ exist anywhere in this world. Or that there could be witches, anyone can do it. It’s amazing to me. And then you know there are other books too, Harry Potter obviously, I mean she made up some of the coolest things for that world. And in Twilight, she took the idea of vampires and twisted it. Yes, some people think it’s stupid that vampires sparkle… but that’s the thing about writing. Take legends, things that people have assumed to be true and take your own liberties.

I want to do that. I want to create a world like that. And I wanted to do it with someone you don’t really see that often, so I thought… Fairies.

So I have this idea for a book on Fairies. Not like Tinkerbell – that will never get beyond a kids cartoon. Besides, my idea isn’t anything like that. Although… they still have never told us how Tinkerbell meets up with Peter Pan… Anyway.

But as I wrote this book, I realized that as much as I love this idea… I would love to do a book where it features all mythical creatures crossing, and trying to hide all of that from the human world. But that’s all I’ll say there. I don’t like to put my ideas out there until after I’ve developed them… and even then I won’t.

But like I said, I have seven books now. Well, six I guess. One is just a sentance that I have never developed a plot for. The rest have some kind of plot.

FAIRY BOOK – About fairies. What else? Really only one of them has an acutal name. I have notes and developed plot for this one. It may possibly be two books, I’m thinking. I came up with idea for this story when I had the urge to create my own world, but with characters or creatures that weren’t so overdone like Vampires and Werewolves.
JULIANNE AND TRISTAN – At this point her name is Julianne, but sometimes I think about changing it. This one, this story, I orginally developed from the movie LEGEND, but since it’s become alot more complicated. So when I write about this one and update eventually, it’s under Legends, because the book is about two people who come from a legendary race that isn’t supposed to exist anymore.
MYTHICAL CREATURES BOOK – This one, I decided to write because I wanted to write a book where creatures from the past, plus possibly ones I make up cross paths, and everything. Humans may be involved, they may not. This idea is just getting off the ground.
TEEN SCENE – This one, I actually wrote out a long time ago on my old computer… and then forgot to save, so I’m trying to reconstuct it from memory. Kind of, some of the things I had on papers, so the characters are the same and even the premise behind the story, but things have changed. I can remember most of it. But sometimes I think my old story¬†Mystic Jewels gets confused in it. That story needed alot of help. As does this one sometimes. But that’s why I’ve never even thought about trying to even begin to get this one published. I also once had a story called Teenage Troubles.
TWINS – This is just this little scene I started. I have no idea where it came from. It’s just sitting there, like one day I just wanted to start writing a story so I did. Truthfully, I’m not sure if this will ever get off my computer.
MY LIFE STORY – This one. This one is a difficult one. It’s kind of about my life. But not exactly. The characters are BASED off people in my life and even some of the events. But the main character (me) she has both her parents, and is an only child. I have a sister. And there are scenes that never happened. Not to mention the fact that she never moved, I moved to three different states. My best friend in teh story, that acutally happened to me in real life, what’s going to happen to her, just not exactly in the same story that mine did. You’ll see. I’ll keep you updated.

Any other updates on my stories and I’ll be sure to keep you updated. Also, if I were to write about EVERY fanfiction I have… this blog would be much much longer.