High Queens & K-Dramas

Has anyone ever noticed how quickly Friday comes back around? I love Fridays. I get to wear jeans to work and therefore feel super comfy (I wish every day was jean day) and I get to start my weekend at 3:30. **insert jazz hands and fists in the air and happy dancing**

It’s been a strange week. I’ve wanted to go to bed at 8pm every night and the last two nights I’ve had little headaches. I just drastically cut carbs out of my diet, so that may be the cause (body’s slowly acclimating to carb starvation and instead of processing the fat that I have stored it kind throws up its hands and says “we done for today!”). At any rate, it’s just been a weird all around week. The good news is that I’ve managed to write a page (many more, actually) a day and have about 154 pages to this YA novel I’m working on. I’d say I’m about halfway through at this point and am planning it to be a two-book run. I have some more outlining to do, but I’m feeling pretty good about it. I’ve also decided to go ahead and self publish, so the likelihood of a 2017 publication is pretty high. **more jazz hands**

What’s the difference between my YA writing and my adult romantic-comedy writing? Nothing style wise, in my opinion. My YA stuff tends to lean more toward the supernatural/paranormal genre. And the characters are younger… This one is about a 17.5-year-old girl who didn’t know her mother was the High Queen of the Dead (thus making her a princess). Her mom is murdered for fleeing the kingdom and the girl is dragged back to the Kingdom of the Dead. Hopefully at that point there is political upheaval, a fight for the throne (etc.), a fight for the heart (aww!), and someone should probably die. Maybe. The main character’s name is Eva Cass and the main “hero” is Lee Yong-sun, a long, long dead Korean warrior. [Yong-sun, according to my copious amounts of internet research (ie, five minutes or so) means “Dragon in the first position”–kinda cool, right?]

Guys… I watch a LOT of Korean dramas (k-dramas). I mean…… tons.

You should as well because they’re amazing. A little formulaic. But what makes romance novels so damn good? The formulas. That feel goodness of a happy ending. Now… not all k-dramas have happy endings. A few, circa 2005 – 2011-ish, have horrible endings. Still, they’re all really good in their own way. Want to start your addiction (**I’ll be your drug dealer**) look for “Faith” which stars my secret boyfriend, Lee Min Ho. Image result for faith lee min hoThis was one of the first k-dramas I devoured. I then went and watched everything that he was in, cause… hello <–!). In seriousness, it’s a great show (16 to 20 episodes, I can’t remember). A couple things to remember when watching: K-dramas are like any other soap opera done by any other country… they’re a little cheesy at times. A little unrealistic. And a lotta dramatic. (The romantic comedies are pretty cute!) So… once you can get past some of the quirkiness (do you know how many times I’ve yelled at them to walk faster?!) you’ll be hooked. I promise.

Anyway, so hopefully I have a fun YA novel coming this year, and hopefully all you lovely Estela and Moo fans will give it a shot.

Oh, and Killing Memories is going to be free on Amazon tomorrow for one day only. Spread the word! I’ll try to remember to tweet and post.

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