Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Angel Dust

I haven't posted in awhile, but everything has just been crazy in my little side of the world!

First, some super exciting news: my short story, Angel Dust, won first place for best fiction in the FCCPA Awards!!! The FCCPA Awards is basically a Florida State Community College Writing and Arts competition.

Angel Dust is a short story based on my novel Bloodstone. Drake, the narrator and main character of Bloodstone is in this story. Death, tragedy, love, and choices play a big part in my writing, so it comes to no surprise that Angel Dust is filled with all of these elements.

Also, I have been editing Silver Touch, and planning on re-writing Bloodstone this upcoming November for NanoWrimo, so I have been writing notes and outlining.

I think I have re-written Bloodstone about three or four times, but it still just doesn't feel right. I have set it aside since last Nano, and hopefully fresh eyes will catch small glints, plot holes, and flat dialogue.

Oh! And I am currently reading Crescendo by Becca Fitzpatrick and it is incredible!!! Just as good, if not better than Hush, Hush! So be sure to pick it up!

I know this post was short, but I have another short-story due tomorrow for class, so that calls for my attention. I'll try to post soon, though!!!

P.S- I haven't forgotten that I promised I would post pictures of my story board for both Silver Touch and Bloodstone! Soon!

Hope all is well in the writing world for all of you bloggers! Fill me in on all the exciting news! Oh, and who's participating in Nano this time around?

The waves broke out into a fury, galloping toward the shore, trying to reach the clearing, but all was gone. -Angel Dust


  1. Wow. Congratulations! That is awesome about the award.

    I'm doing nano and can't wait to start. Woot!

  2. Great! Congratulations and best wishes for your future writing >:)

    Cold As Heaven

  3. Congratulations! That's awesome news! I'm also doing NaNo this year, username tianalei if you want to be my buddy :)

  4. Congratulations chica! That's great news!!! I'm participating for the first time on NaNo! Wish me luck! lol

  5. That's awesome!! Huge congrats.

    I'm in for my second NaNo. Are we buddies? I can't remember. If not, my NaNo name is jade_is_awesome because modesty is overrated.

  6. Congrats!! Great news! I'm doing NaNo this year (username: summerbp) and can't wait to get started!

    Nothing too exciting from me. I'm hosting a "share your space" blogfest on November 1--basically just an excuse to be creepy and look at other people's stuff. Hehe...

  7. Congratulations that's such fabulous news, and the award is so shiny and you look so pretty!

  8. Congrats on your news! That is awesome! So glad to hear that you are going to do NaNo in November. I was thinking of doing it, but the timing is wrong. I had my baby 2 weeks ago and am still trying to find a new normal, so for now, I have to pass on it. But, good luck to you!

  9. Congrats. And I'll be doing Nano, can't wait.

  10. So proud of you!!! Keep pursuing your passion and art. Keep us posted.

  11. Wow, that's amazing news, congratulations Victoria!

    No time for NaNo, but I'll be watching ...

  12. Thanks everyone for the congratulations and heart warming wishes!!!

    Yes, if you're doing Nano tell me your username I'll add you!

  13. Congratulations Victoria - very awesome. Sounds like good things are happening for you. I want to do NaNo but I'm afraid to actually register. I don't think I can keep up that kind of pace, but I am outlining a novel I want to try with.

  14. hey, congrats. I'm doing Nano with my first Scifi Ya novel. Should be interesting. So is cresendo better than Hush hush? I'm still deciding if I liked Hush Hush. I feel the same with Fallen by Lauren Kate. Are angels the new vampires?

  15. Mary- I say give it a shot! If you don't reach the 50k word goal by the end of the month who cares? Just try your best! Our use Nano as a motivator and pick your own word count to meet by the end of Nov.

    Phyllis- In my opinion, yes, it is better. Angels could be the new vampires, who knows? :)

  16. Wow...what a great accomplishment, Victoria!!! Congratulations!

    I can't wait to jump into Crescendo!

  17. Congratulations on your success!!
    I wish writing competitions occurred more often in my country as well.
    You have to hunt for them with a rifle here...