Monday, 2 May 2016

The short story I posted about last week!

Hi everyone! Firstly I'd really like to apologise for not posting last week. As you all know, I was on my school camp, and I was waaaaaaaaay too tired to try and attempt anything on Saturday, least of all blogging!

However, I'm proud to announce that the short story I posted last week is now being developed into a novel for Wattpad! Considering how bad I failed last time with the 'Cheshire Cat', I have zilch high hopes for this, but I'm really happy with it so far! Considering this time last week it was a 3000 word short story without a name and barely any plot ideas, I'm really happy with how far it's come. Technically it was done in a day, as I was actually quite productive on Sunday!

So, the title, I hear you ask? Well, I've chosen the title 'What Not To Do When Wearing Purple Lipstick'. It's kind of metaphorical, as it's supposed to hint at the fact that Trisha, my main character, is the only girl in her year level who doesn't wear stereotypical pink or red lipsticks, if they even wear lipstick in the first place. It begins to hint at as well how much of an outsider she is. I also just love the ring of it - Whenever I say it, it just seems to roll off the tongue! Some of the names I've gotten for my MC's are quite funny, as my MC's name Trisha came about when my friend poked her head over my shoulder, read what I was writing, and casually mentioned that I should name her Trisha! It seems to have stuck, and I actually quite like it. :D

I'm going to put a link to the first bit of the Wattpad novel at the bottom of the page (oh, also, if you get a little confused by my username, I'm willing to explain it :) although I'm probably gonna have to update it soon). However, since I am such a nice and wonderful little pineapple (shout out to you, Cait!) I'll put the Wattpad synopsis here.

Trisha's mad. Just ask her school principal, who's contacting authorities. Or her best friend, who's been dragged into this whole mess with her. With her home life an utter wreck and the world conspiring against her, she decides that she's got one day to do everything she's ever wanted to: scream back at her parents, tell the girls at her school that she hates them, eat ice cream at the top of the Eureka skydeck. Just one day. No more, no less. And, if things all go to plan, her life will be even more of a trainwreck, which is exactly how she wants it. After all, she's Trisha Bainyard. Things don't go wrong for her. And soon, hopefully, her life will be interesting. Big. Major.


But nothing can ever go to plan, and when Trisha realises exactly where life is going wrong, she realises that she needs to act on her impulsive movements, and maybe actually do something for once.


I'm really, really happy with what I've got so far! Sure, I probably should've edited the first chapter a lot more (considering I only skim read it once and basically added instead of deleting the unnecessary stuff :/) but yeah. What do you think of this new story idea? Let me know in the comments below!

El xx

That Wattpad story? You can view it over here: https://www.wattpad.com/myworks/70535377-what-not-to-do-when-wearing-purple-lipstick

8 comments:

  1. I love it!! The title is so clever! Did you have a good time on your school camp?xx

    bethmay75.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Thanks Beth! :D Yes I did, it was incredibly fun!
      El x

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  2. Hope you enjoyed your camp El and your story is great :)

    http://pinksmartiesblog.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. I sure did Marti, and thanks so much :)
      El xx

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  3. This sounds promising! I'm glad to see you had such a great time and you're back now so your posts are too ^^

    onmywayacqua.blogspot.com | Acqua xx

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  4. I honestly LOVE your writing style.You have so much talent and such creative and unique ideas and honeslty I love that. Well done, keep it up, you are FABULOUS! XXX

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    1. Thank you so much! You're always so supportive of my work and it makes me feel AMAZE. Words can't even begin to describe how grateful I am to you!

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