Monday, September 24, 2012

In Just Two Months...

In just two months, I have managed to work my way to nearly 150 fans on wattpad <3
My story Imaginary has OVER 15k reads as of 8:45 AM 9/24/2012
My short story As Time Proceeds is working its way over 2k reads
AND my most recent story Souls Entwined is working it way to its first 1k reads <3
On top of my stories doing so well, my total votes for my stories is working its way to 650 :D
The response that I have been receiving has been so wonderful that I can't find the right way to thank everyone for giving me something positive to look forward to(:

All I can do is do my best to continue to work on writing for all of you and giving you all something to read and enjoy.
- xoxo Mason

Monday, September 10, 2012

Behind the Scenes: Imaginary

I have finished my first story on wattpad here, and as promised, I'm going to share a little extra information about this story for my lovely readers!

Please read the story first before reading this post! here 

To being with, the idea for Imaginary came from a dream I had and a conversation I shared with one of my bestest friends.
I never NEVER planned for Imaginary to become more than a 2 or 3 chapter short story, but shortly after I began planning it out, I realized how much I really loved the idea of a shut-in being in love with his childhood imaginary friend.

After I created the characters and began writing for Tyler, I fell in love with the relationship between Tyler and Jerry. As toxic as it was for Tyler, Jerry was his absolute everything.

Do I even need to mention Daniel? In short, he is perfectly imperfect but absolutely perfect for Tyler.

As you know, the story is ended with an upbeat air, and the two of them are happy and looking forward to their lives together, but my biggest secret about Imaginary is the fact that the REAL ending, the ORIGINAL ending I planned out for Tyler, Jerry, and Daniel was far different than what I wrote.

In the original ending, Tyler doesn't get a happy ending. He sees his father with Daniel and loses his mind, shatters into a thousand pieces, and takes his own life.
In death, Tyler finally finds peace, and Daniel is left alone in the world, slowly becoming a hermit, scared to leave his own home, eventually choosing to take his own life in hopes that he can once again have Tyler in his life.

Twisted, huh?

Overall, I changed the ending because once I started writing, I couldn't break Tyler and Daniel up. The idea literally made me sick to my stomach, so I gave Tyler what he wanted instead. He gets his happy life and the opportunity to have an even better life with children. <3

I am so happy to have shared this experience with you all. Thank you all, and in a little under two months, I've had a story nearly reach 8k, and I have over 100 fans.
Thank you. Thank you.

- Mason

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Mason's Tips for Writer's Block

I have noticed that quite a few people on wattpad complain about writer's block.

I totally agree that writer's block is one of the most crippling things a writer can experience if you let it cripple you.

Click Pickover's Tips for Writers has quite a bit of useful information if you would like to check it out, but I am going to compile a list of things that help me get through writer's block.

1. Take a step away from your work.
      If you find yourself absolutely stuck on your writing, and you're pulling your hair out in sheer and utter frustration, simply take a step back. Give yourself a little break, but don't let the break transform into anything much longer than a few hours.
     The main goal is to get past whatever is blocking your writing, not ignore it.

2. Reread what you have written to pinpoint exactly where you are stuck.
     This will help you isolate the exact point in your writing that is bothering you. In my case, when I get writer's block, it's because there is a specific part in my writing that I don't like or I believe doesn't work. All I have to do is rework my writing until I like it.
     This takes time, but in the end it's totally worth it.
3. (This one is my favorite) Listen to music that inspires you.
     This is more of a tip to avoid writer's block all together. When writing, I listen to my musical muses, and I highly recommend that every single writer out there sit down and find music that inspires you.
     In my case, I listen to Milla Jovovich, Marina & the Diamonds, Ellie Goulding, Florence & the Machine, Tori Amos, and Lana Del Rey. Something about the combination of their music just keeps me going, and it honestly helps me avoid writer's block completely.

I hope this help any of you, and if you have any questions, please drop them in the form of a comment(:
Also, if you have any tips for writer's block, please share them below :D
We could all benefit from it <3

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Souls Entwined

I am very excited to announce that Souls Entwined is now my main focus :D As of 9/4/2012, I have uploaded the third chapter.

I'm pretty stocked about this story because the main character is a bit complex and complicated; it's a joy writing with him as my main character <3

Plus, who wouldn't want to write about psychics, spirits, ghosts, and cute southern boys?

You can check this story out here

Monday, September 3, 2012

Imaginary: My First

If you are coming here from Wattpad, I am sure you have read this story of mine (considering it is the most popular story I have up at the moment).
If you haven't, here is the link :D

I finished writing the whole story two days ago, and I am in the process of uploading the last few chapters to my account, and I have to say that I'm actually rather sad about the whole thing. Honestly, it's more of a bittersweet sadness, but it's still a sadness.

I joined the Wattpad community less than two months ago, and I have already been gifted a story that has reached over 5000 reads! and over 80 'fans', and I believe I owe it to this story.

This is why I'm sad to wrap it all up and tuck in all the corners. Imaginary was my first, and may possibly be my favorite; however, I am definitely looking forward to the future with my new story ideas and sharing them all with you.

Thank you all for making this a wonderful experience with me, and don't forget to keep checking up on Imaginary and my new story Souls Entwined

This story will become my main focus once I finish Imaginary (: