Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Jobs! Ugh.

Right now I am applying for jobs. Ugh.

I hope everyone had a wonderful memorial day weekend! I spent three days by my sister's pool. Now I'm sick. :(  But it was fun!

I've began work on my query again. With the help of Jen Daiker and From the Query to the Call e-book, I've written another query!

Barren Reed never thought searching for his father's treasure would kill him.
 Barren is a pirate and a notorious enemy of the government of The Orient. To complicate things, Barren is related to the royal family (the nephew of the King), and that same government is also searching for Jess's treasure. But Barren's greed isn't what motivates his search for the treasure, and his suspicions turns out to be correct when he discovers the treasure is cursed and killing not only his wife and closest friend, but his entire race--the Elves. Barren must destroy the device before everyone's life--including his own--is taken. There's only one problem--the device cannot be destroyed without killing its attacker. Barren must make a choice--watch his wife waste away, or cease to exist himself.

It's very different from the other approaches I've taken. Thanks for everyone's help!! I'm gonna need a lot more. :D

I've also joined the July Blogfest! You can click on the link and see Deana Barnhart's wonderful idea to motivate all of us to write our queries and query agents. :) Excitement.


 Now, I will return to my applications and my book revisions. I have two more chapters to finish writing (which isn't that hard cause they are already written), and a chapter at the end to delete. Then I'm finished, lol. Easy edit. Then I'm gonna read it ALL!!!

Ciao,

Ashley

Thursday, May 26, 2011

"I need sustenance!!"

Okay guys. Here's my problem: no internet. This means I will be posting once a week. Thank you all for your continued support! I love it. ;)

Here's what I've been doing:



Working on my book. Yes, I have cut the thing from 140,071 words to 122,743 words. still have a lot of work to do, but that's progress!! Does anyone else find it hard to write during the day? I can only write well at night. Or is anyone the opposite? Also, I have found that I'm better at handwriting through this edit than I am typing, I always find that interesting because my brain likes to switch off like that.



Painting my nails orange. You wouldn't think this would be time consuming, however, I'm a freak about my nails and if they aren't perfect, I redo them over and over again! My fingers are also crooked. Weird. lol.



Avoiding tornadoes. :( Oklahoma and surrounding areas have had a horrible time this past week. Especially Joplin! Please keep everyone in your thoughts. Luckily both storms passed above and below where I live, but my college town got a lot of scary close encounters. Every year around finals week we usually have tornadoes all around us, I mean the sirens are going off and we're heading to take cover, but this year it was two weeks late. I haven't seen a tornado yet--I don't want too--but I have seen wall clouds...scary!


I also want to say I saw Thor, and it has some of the most quotable lines!! It was really funny, and I love the Thor (the character)!! It wasn't what I expected in the advertisments because I didn't expect all the backstory or the other worldly stuff, but hey, it was entertaining!

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides

I wanted Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides! It was good, but I hope they don't make a fifth one, because you really can't go in any direction with it. On Stranger Tides would have been a better end to the series, I think, if William and Elizabeth had been in it. Elizabeth would have needed the fountain of youth to spend eternity with Will. Anyways...that didn't happen! The next best thing would have been to have another Trilogy, I suppose, but I think that's too many Pirates of the Caribbean. You end up seeing one great thing, become something less interesting.

I still loved it! Of course, I'm a pirate girl, so I love anything like that. And Johnny Depp was amazing as Jack Sparrow. His hair changed, more blonde. lol.



I like watching Pirates of the Caribbean, because I know a lot about the place and people they use. Port Royal, for instance, was real but destroyed by an earthquake. I thought that was sad. Anyways! I think everyone should see it! 

Thursday, May 19, 2011

And then there were...less chapters.

I'm cutting chapters so my word count goes down! I really like the way my first five chapters are turning out! yay! I guess I never knew exactly how many words YA books were supposed to be, I just assumed fantasy had a huge word count, lol. I guess agents react the same way some readers do: they see a huge book and think, "oh, man, I don't know about that!"

Thanks for all the feedback guys! It's been very, very helpful! That's why I love my followers!!

My internet connection keeps making my computer crash, therefore, I will probably resort to going to the library once a week to post blogs and keep up with everyone. :( sigh. That's what I get for living in a forest! Tomorrow, I am going to see Pirates of the Caribbean, and I am also going to ice skate!! Fun, fun!!

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Crash! Boom! ... :/

My computer has crashed three times in the past two days. Ugh. Sad day! And I don't know what's wrong! I'm still continuing with the editing process. Getting far and I really like the changes! So does Aladdin. Today I am also going to try and find a job for the summer. Ugh.

Does anyone else feel like they've queried all the agents who represent their genre and have no one left to query? I almost feel like that. Also, if you write young adult fantasy, do you query agents who represent both of those genres?

I've always done that, but I was curious what agents mean when they only say young adult and don't specify whether they want fantasy. Does that mean a wide range of young adult?

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Editing process!

Well, I have rewritten completely the first 12 pages of my book. I plan on rewriting the first 50 and then just editing the rest. I have taken a whole chapter out near the end and placed more of the information from that in the front. It clarifies a lot! I still haven't written as much as I wanted too, but I'm very excited by how easily I am writing again. While I was in school, I had such a hard time. I guess my creative energies were focused on school.

I'm also working out twice a day, an hour each. I feel as though I've been doing it for weeks on end, so seeing no results now is depressing, but really, it's only been two days! I need to be patient, lol.


Ah, Will and Elizabeth, terribly sad they will not be in Pirates of the Caribbean. :( The plot was perfect. Sigh. 

Friday, May 13, 2011

Home! Query progress! yay!

Well, I made it home. Two hour drive and a packed car later. Always bitter-sweet. Begins the long-distance relationship thing. But, I'm positive that I can begin editing my book, and get into my workout routine again. Finals makes it hard to workout. : /

Progress on query:


CUTLASS is a 140,000 word young adult fantasy novel. The manuscript is available for review at your convenience.
The last place a pirate should be is the town of Maris. The noose around Barren Reed's neck only reminds him of that fact, but rather than concerning himself with the afterlife, his thoughts are on the whereabouts of his father's lost treasure.
After Barren is rescued from his death, he flees from Maris in search of his father's treasure. Barren learns the treasure he has been seeking is actually a device of dark magic forged by his mother, Sysara to kill his father, Jess. Made out of fearing that Jess would be unfaithful to her, Sysara gave the device to Jess as a symbol of their love. Jess does not return to Sysara and the curse befell him. Out of fear, the pirate buried the device on the island of Arurm. There it remained, pumping its corruption into the land and infecting the Elves who live there.
Now that the device has began corrupting the land and the elves, there's no turning back--once the elves come into contact with the disease they will all die, even Barren's wife, Keira. Barren has no choice but to destroy the device. There's only one problem: a curse of death comes to any who succeeds in destroying the devise. Barren must choose to save himself or everyone else.
Thank you for your time, and I look forward to hearing from you.

Sincerely,

Ashley Nixon


Thank you, Kayeleen Hamblin!!
I definitely like it a lot better! And I can see the difference in what I was doing, and what I actually needed to do. lol. More progress later.

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Summer is here!

I had the worst history final ever. But it's over! Now I must pack and move back to my hometown for the Summer. Bittersweet! Also, as of today, I am a Senior. ugh. That means I either face the real world in May of 2012, or I go to grad school. Grad school is an option I want, but I've been discouraged from it because I just want to be a writer. I've talk to several teachers and they all say that it's a track for people who want to teach, and if you don't want to do that, you should go into it. Also, my scholarship limits my options once I enter grad school so my only options are English Education or Library Science. Library Science would be cool, but I'd have to take different undergrad classes. Oh, the difficulty! It'll work out.

I joined YALITCHAT.org  (thanks Lori!! ) so I could find a beta reader. It's kinda of intimidating so I haven't actually delved into that community yet. Still waiting. lol. I'm really excited about it though. I've had friends read my novel and they really enjoy it, but they aren't writers, and they are simply reading for fun, not to critique me...which is fine, I'm good with just reading my novel for fun. :) I found this old blog post by Miss Snark. I think we've all heard or her, :) here that talks about Beta readers.

So! I'm off to eat Ihop with Aladdin, then pack, and work on my novel and query. yay!

Ciao!

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Blogger Award!!!

Today I received a wonderful blog award from Kayeleen at Kayeleen's Creation Corner!

Yay!! Isn't it pretty? I love it! The font is so cute!


There are rules for this award are as follows:

1. Thank and link to the person who nominated me.
2. Share seven random facts about myself.
3. Pass the award along to 5 new-found blogging buddies.
4. Contact those buddies to congratulate them.


Oh, my. Seven facts. Well, I'll just tell you some things about how I wrote my first book, Cutlass. (Technically not my first, but it works! lol). 

1. Barren Reed's name came from my history class - A German fighter pilot from WWI named "The Red Baron", to be exact. 


My Barren


German one. haha.

2. My Elf's name Leaf Tinavin is also from history. I just took Leif Erikson's name (first person to actually come to America) and changed it to Leaf. haha. And Tinavin is just something I wrote out randomly and liked. 



3. Cutlass was actually a five act play I wrote for my drama class Freshman year of High School, I immediately liked it and began writing more. It looks nothing like the play now though. 

4. I did not intend for Cove to have a major role in Cutlass. He started out as a minor character, mentioned once or twice while Barren and his crew were headed to Arurm but I liked Cove. I had such an attraction to the character I decided to see where he would take me...and did he take me far. He took me to Aracrum where he was an Ambassador and where he also managed to keep a secret: a very damaging fact that he was the captain of a pirate crew. 


My Cove -- Ben Barnes. hehe. 

5. Kiera is a real name. It's Irish and means "dark". I did not misspell Keira. :p 

6. The name of my sea "The Orient" is also something I got from history class, though it's pretty easy to get  -- Oriental means East. haha.: D

7. Barren has several names before he became Barren. Of those, one was Dominique...it just didn't fit. However, Dominique became another character who is introduced in the second book. One day, he just told me his name..and it was perfect. It was also so obvious I could have kicked myself.

Alright! And now for my five new blogger buddies!!!

Jeana Watters
Ali Cross
Caitlin Vincent
Sarah Allen
Deana Barnhart

Check out their blogs guys! Also, check out Lori M. Lee's blog you are the unicorn of my dreams! Follow her and enter her contest. She has some amazing prizes! :)

Also, yesterday I did something I regret. :( I have a group on facebook for my book, and well, they had this message above it that said "upgrade your group", so I did before they did it themselves...and I hate it. :/ Now I don't know what to do. Argh.

*** Also, my query is a few posts down, the revised one anyway. If anyone has any suggestions, I'd love help!!! :)))

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

CUTE OWL! OMG!



I want one. 

Rewrites!

So, I'm editing my novel once again.
I'm just wondering when I'll feel like it's close to perfect. You know, that perfect all the agents talk about. Especially when my eyes have scanned it so many times, I really don't see some mistakes. I was going to work on my third book over the Summer, and I probably will, but not as much as I had hoped. I think, instead, I will focus on my first book and editing it over and over again until it's as 'perfect' as I can get it. Along with that and the overhaul of my query, maybe I can find some representation? lol. It's a nice thought, isn't it? Especially when graduation is a year away. Rawr.


Anyways, here's Aladdin:

And here's mine, haha: 

Hehe. 

Just imagine Aladdin with a little beard. 


Monday, May 9, 2011

Query Continued!

Okay! Thank you to Lori M. LeeKeyeleen Hamblin, and Medeia Sharif for your critiques! Also, thank you to everyone who posted on my query post!! You definitely encouraged me!

I hope this query clears up some of the questions you guys had. I think it gets more to the real conflict of the story! There are several.  

The last place a pirate should be is the town of Maris, the noose around Barren Reed's neck only reminds him of that fact, but rather than concerning himself with the afterlife, his thoughts are on the whereabouts of his father's lost treasure.
After Barren is rescued from his death, he flees from Maris in search of his father's treasure. Along the way, he will discover love and hatred really are everlasting, even after death. Barren’s journey puts him in the middle of a lover's quarrel between his mother and father years after their death.
Barren learns the treasure he is searching for is actually a device of dark magic forged by his mother, Sysara to kill Barren's father, Jess. The device was disguised as a crystal heart and remained uncorrupt in the beginning. Given to Jess, the device was meant as a symbol of their love, but Jess betrayed Sysara and so the curse befell Jess. In fear, the pirate buried the device on the island of Arurm. There it remained, pumping its corruption into the land, and infecting the lives of the elves.
In order to save his wife, and the elves, Barren must destroy the device.  There's only one problem: a curse of death comes to any who succeeds in destroying the devise. Barren must choose to save himself or everyone else.

I wanted to say this because there were a lot of question as to why Jess's treasure was called a treasure because of it being a killing device. Barren watched his brother kill his father and take a map Jess had. Barren can only assume that the 'device' is a treasure because he doesn't know what it is. He does, however, have a feeling it isn't gold because of the dreams he's been having. 

Also, Maris is specifically intent on destroying pirates because the King of Maris is Barren's Uncle, the Ambassador, William, is Barren's brother, and Lord Lee is Kiera's father (Barren's wife). They all have reasons, since they have a political affiliation, to see Barren dead, he's slowly ruining their reputation because of the havoc he wrecks at sea upon government ships

There is actually a government in my book who is accepting of pirates. That is the government of Arcarum who is basically made up of pirates. The pirates attempt to maintain a majority in Arcarum so they may do as they please (This is done in a rather...classy way, I think lol). However, in my book, piracy (even for Barren) takes on a different definition. It becomes more of a passion for sailing, and a passion for the sea, than an attempt to raid her of her wealth. In effect, Barren and the government of Arcarum have become the pirates who fight those who wish to bring harm to the sea (The Orient has a  mind of it's now), consequently, it is the government of Maris that does harm to The Orient.  See, it relates to the previous paragraph, lol. 

I really, really hope that made sense! There's a lot going on in my book because it's a Trilogy. The word count is a little high, but I'm still editing and trying to break it down. I really hope this extra information will help you guys, maybe you can see where I'm going and what I need to add since I can't really. lol. 

Thank you again!!! 

Blog Award! Excitement!

Today I received a wonderful blog award today from Cherie. Her blog Ready. Write. Go. is so pretty and wonderful to read, and she's one of the sweetest people I've met! Make sure you check out her blog! 



Isn't it pretty? It sparkles. 

These are the rules for this award: 

1. Thank and link the person who nominated you.
2. Share seven random facts about yourself.
3. Pass the award along to 5 new-found blogging buddies.
4. Contact the winners to congratulate them. 

Ohkay, 7 facts...

1. In everyday conversation, I actually use the "words" peeps (for people) and whatev

2. I always where these bracelets on my left wrist. 


The two with red beads are actually made of beans, and they're all from Peru (which is where my boyfriend's family is from). 

3. I have a twin. His name is Kenneth. We are nothing alike. He wants to be an actor and he's very good with accents. Sometimes he looks like Jack Black. Just don't tell him. haha. We were also 2 and a half months premature. So, I was about 2 pounds when I was born. 

4. I once had purple hair! 

5. I've mentioned this, but I'm learning American Sign Language. On Sunday I had the longest ASL conversation of my life! My bf's parents are deaf, and there are about seven (I think) others in his family who are deaf. It's a fun experience. 

6. In reference to # 3, I have a scar on my neck from my premature birth. It looks like I was bitten by a vampire...kinda. lol. Or at least, that's what the kids in my elementary school said. 

7. I've taken a liking to tea...now I drink a cup of hot tea with honey every night. :) 

Okay! That's all done, and you know some more things about me. lol. Now for my new stylish, blogging buddies!! 


Congrats guys!! You all have such wonderful, stylish blogs! :) 

In other news, I had a two hour and ten minute Italian Final. I also rewrote my query, and hopefully I can post that later today! Until then, Ciao!! 

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Long Weekend...heading into a long week!

First off -- Thank you to everyone who commented on my blog this week. :) And thank you to all my followers, and to all those who are helping me on my query! It definitely means a lot to me!!

This was a long weekend of birthday presents, food, and American Sign Language. I'm trying to learn, and I used it a lot this week. lol.

This week is finals week! Ugh. Tomorrow I have a final at 8 for Italian. yay. :/ 

Wish me luck! 

Look at this owl ring: 


He's cute. Aladdin bought it for me. :) 

Anyways! I'm hoping to get my query revised and posted for all of you. :) Hopefully I can do that tomorrow after my early final. I'm also searching for a way to have internet over the Summer since I won't have my wifi from school. Ah, the country life. : / 

I hope it's not...dumb...unrealistic...? To hope for a good enough query letter and a good enough manuscript to ensnare an agent by the end of Summer, is it?



Thursday, May 5, 2011

Query

Dear [Agent]:

I have completed a 140,071 word young adult fantasy novel entitled Cutlass, and I hope you might consider it 
for publication.

The last place Barren should be is in Maris (a port town with a government notoriously against pirates) the noose around his neck only solidifies that fact. As Barren awaits death at the hands of his brother, William Reed, the last thing on his mind is the afterlife. At this moment, Barren’s only concern is the map he doesn’t have, a map to his father’s lost treasure.

This treasure, however, is not what Barren expects. It is not gold or silver, jewels or pearls but a terrible weapon of dark magic forged in an attempt to kill Barren's father. However, years after his father's death, the device still lives and kills. Barren must find it and destroy it in order to save his wife and the entire Elvish race it is killing. But destroying a device of dark magic only proves to be more difficult for Barren, especially when a curse of death comes over any who succeed in destroying the device.

I won first place in the Eastern Oklahoma Writing Contest in 2005 and I attend the University of Oklahoma on a Gates Millennium Scholarship.

Please notify me if you are interested in reviewing my complete text for possible publishing considerations. Thank you for your time, and I look forward to hearing back from you.

Sincerely,

Ashley Nixon




Tell me what you think! It took me forever to get to this version...and I liked it a lot initially, and now I'm not sure it's working. :/ 

More excitement!!! :)))

Today, I received a wonderful and sweet blog award from Jo Schaffer!! You can view her wonderful blog Shoveling In A Jo Storm Here!!! 



The requirements for this award are as follows: 

1. Link it back to my giver.


2. Tell you seven things about me.

3. Award it to fifteen other blogs and let them know. 


Seven Things About Me: 

1. I am a Gates Millennium Scholar. This means that I don't have to pay to attend college, it is paid for by this scholarship for up to 10 years. It's pretty epic. :)) 
2. The reason I started writing was because I read the Lord of the Rings Trilogy by J.R.R. Tolkien
3. My boyfriend looks like Aladdin : D
4. I have a shitzu named Jasper! He's a looker. ;) 
5. I don't like single-mindedness. 
6. The first time I left Oklahoma, I was on my way to Ireland!! 
7. I LOVE history. :) If I didn't love writing more, I'd have been a history major. 

Now, I have given this to the following: 


Congratulations guys!! I love your blogs! :)

*I think I notified everyone, lol! So I hope everyone got their message.

Question?

I was wondering if I...maybe...posted my query if anyone would like to help me on it???? It's hard to write. And when I thought I had a format that was working for me, because I had a request from an agent, nothing else has happened since. Part of this could be because I'm so caught up in college at the moment. One year until graduation. :/ Seems like I just go to college, but that was three years ago.

Here's a pretty picture:


This is the Dingle Peninsula in Ireland. :)) Pretty, pretty! The water is emerald, just like the island!

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

I've Got Soul But I'm Not A Soldier...

I'm curious to learn how people write. How many people map out their entire novel prior to writing? Do you know the ending first and write based on it? Do you begin in the middle? Or do you just write?

I just write. My book runs like a movie in my head. It's so wonderful and fulfilling--to know that such a place exists in my mind. It's very cool to have others read my book and share their perceptions of my characters and places. It's especially interesting to see how people view them from my descriptions and if they are anything like what I've written. From my reading experiences, I know that I have simply ignored description of a character because he's already come to life in my head (for instance, while reading Twilight, I pictured Edward with blonde hair and favoring Kenneth Branagh--He played Hamlet in the 1996 version).
Here's a picture:


Too funny, huh? This could be because I was in High School at the time and watching Hamlet in class after reading it. However, it's still interesting!

Anyways. I always find the writing process really interesting because so many people do it differently. For me, my characters play a HUGE role, and I just done mean simply by being, they tell me what they want to do. I cannot control them, believe me, I tried! It's too exhausting. After these 8 years of writing, I have realized that they have their own life. They are busy living, experiencing tragedy, falling in love, going on adventures! They do things I don't like, and they make me cry. It's usually at this point where I want to change what they've done...but the story doesn't work that way...and I know that they're right. So I listen to them, no matter how sad or how much I cry.

What do you guys think? How much control do you have over your characters? Or do they control you?

Excitement!! Blogger award!! :))))


Anita gave me this wonderful blog award!! 



Isn't it lovely? Now, I'd like to hand it off to a couple of people:


The only requirement for this award is to pay it forward. :)) 

I love your blogs! :) I always find something really awesome and inspiring when I visit. Thank you guys! And thanks again, Anita!! 

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Beauty is genius...

None of you guys know this, but every time I get a new follower, my facebook status update is as follows: 27 followers on my blog!! OMG I'm so excited!! 

That's cause I sincerely think all of you are amazing! :)

I'm supposed to be doing homework, but I don't really want to. :( I have two weeks until I move out of my apartment and go home for the summer. I intend to crack down on my writing then!! I can't wait...and I'm kind of sad. Anyone else written a Trilogy and just found that you were afraid to get to the last book cause that meant the end? That's how I feel. :( I think I'll keep writing short stories for fun. I'm not very good at them, so maybe it'll turn into a novel?

Of course, Pirates isn't my only book. I have another trilogy in mind (When I say in mind, I have one book written, the second half-written, and the third thought of.) I just haven't been writing on it because it's about vampires...and I think that craze has to die down more until I'll be ready to approach it. Don't get me wrong, I love my Shy Savior. :) I just love my pirates so much more!! I have a deep fantasy novel I'd love to return too. I think I could make it so much more amazing than I thought it was in 8th grade, lol!

I'm also dying to do something with castles and the whole princess-prince-king-queen thing. I just don't know what I'd like to write.

Anyways. I'm gonna show you something cool. It's this video!!


Watch this and listen to the awesome music, plus see some awesome moves on this bike!! If any of you are wondering the artists from this are:
The Jezabels: "A Little Piece" and Loch Lomond: "Wax &Wire" check them out!!

The Tiger and the Snow

I told myself: There must be people whose job it is to use the right words, put things in a way... who when their heart beats, can get other people's hearts to beat....That day I decided to become a poet.  - Attilio de Giovanni
This quote is from a movie called The Tiger and the Snow. It's Italian, to warn you, but it's great! And it's funny, so I do recommend it. I really loved this quote from the movie, and it made me think again about why I write. :) I use to write all the time about why I write, and I love when things make me think about why I write, and what makes me love writing so much. 


I have such a passion for other worlds. For experiencing something I would never otherwise experience in this world. I love meeting people I fall in love with and hate to leave when I close the book. I write to create my own story, my own worlds, experiences, people who I love just as much and hate to leave just as much. The only difference is now I can just keep writing for them and never leave them..no matter what novel sees the light of day and what novel doesn't. 


When I felt I couldn't find friendship, love, or something, something abstract in this world, I would turn to my books and write. They made my work-filled, High School years whole. College had taken a lot of my writing time away, but writing now relieves my stress because I'm able to back out of this world and into another where I control everything. 


I get really discouraged because in this market, getting in the market is very hard. lol. But I keep writing because it's something more for me than just getting a book publish, as I think it is for all of us. That's what I have to remember, too. I began writing as an escape, and writing should continue to be that. 


In the long run, the reason I want to be published is because I want to change someone's life with my book like J.R.R. Tolkien changed my life with his. 

Monday, May 2, 2011

Summer Reading List

Since I'm an English major, I have no time to read for myself during school, so I've decided to do so over the summer. Here's my list:

1. The remainder of the Harry Potter series
2. Jane Eyre
3. Emma
4. The Lovely Bones
5. I Am Number 4
6. Beastly
7. 1984
8. Treasure Island
9. A Brave New World
10. Man in the Iron Mask

Now, these aren't all, but I think it's a good start for summer. These are all, also, novels that I have began to read, but have never finished. Some I began years ago. Since being in school I have read a ton of novels stemming from things like God of Small Things to Le Morte Darthur. I love classics so I'm excited about Jane Eyre and Emma, as well as Man in the Iron Mask. It's literally been 5 years since I looked at that book. :/
The movie is great!!



I feel bad that it's taken me so long to get to these novels, however, it's not like I haven't been reading. The good thing about college--it does allow you to read outside of genre. Always a good thing!! :))



Sunday, May 1, 2011

Cool stuff! :)

CHECK OUT THIS PHOTOGRAPHY!!!  <========I love beautiful things. Finding beauty in everything makes life easier.

Also, I'm working on my new website guys!!! ===> ashley-nixon.webs.com

I hope you all like it!! :))