Thursday, January 10, 2008

Welcome!

Hi, there! Welcome to Reading Writing Rachel! I created this blog for the same reason anyone creates a blog- to talk obsessively about ME ME ME!

Okay, that's not 100% true. Although I am an only child, so, you know, it's at least 10% true.

The real reason for this blog is to chronicle my attempts to finally Write The Damn Book. I think it's safe to say I've been a writer since I was about four. That's when I started creating my best Barbie storylines, including one in which Ken kidnapped Barbie's kids, and then slipped a hallucinogenic drug into the water supply of her neighborhood so that everyone believed the kids had been abducted by aliens. No, seriously.

Ever since then, I've loved making up stories, although my plots are a little...tamer now. Since I was about 16 or so, I've probably attempted to write about 50 books. The most I've ever written before now was about 75 pages of a romance novel in college. The least I've ever written was, literally, one sentence.

But now I'm about 150 pages into my first YA novel. It's a sort of Southern Fried Paranormal, or, as I like to say, it's like Flannery O'Connor and Anne Rice had a baby (you know- with science) and then gave that baby to Meg Cabot to raise. That baby would be my book. It's kind of crazy and all over the place right now, but it's finally beginning to resemble an Actual Book.

So this blog is my attempt to document the incredibly frustrating and rewarding process of Writing The Damn Book. It's also where I will probably rant about how hard that is and how doing other things, such as watching epic amounts of Food Network, seem much more fun than writing. I'll also probably have the occasional fun poll. And, side bonus, you'll get my not very enlightening thoughts on life! Score!

13 comments:

Amber Shaffer said...

Don't get any ideas about Pina Coladas on the beach. Remember, we are sticking to beer in '08. THIS is a fabulous idea. Writing has always been frustrating to me. Your blog might be helpful. You know how we're supposed to "model" the reading process to kids. You're "modeling" the writing process. Plus, I know you're cool and we find the same shit funny. "I FEEEEEEELL YOU JOOOOAAANNA!" Case in point.

KatMat said...

Having known Rachel for more or less twenty years, I feel that I am a credible witness to her imagination, ingenuity, and sly sense of humor. She takes pure glee in pushing the limits and is always supportive of and inspiring to others that walk to the beat of their own drum. I have been cheering for her to finish “Writing the Damn Book” for years now. Since she is now writing about writing it, I feel we are really on the home stretch!  I love you and can’t wait to be the Gail to your Oprah!

Molly McLain said...

I agree--great idea! Now I have a place to kick you in the ass and ask where the hell the next chapter you promised me is! Not that I'm one to talk or anything, right? ;) Seriously though? You've got some crazy talent and if you need to rant a little about the ups and downs of getting that talent on paper or the screen, there's no better place to do it than a blog where everyone can join in and poke sticks at you. Or even help, too. You know, whatever you need.

Love the pink, BTW. How'd you know it's my favorite color?

Anonymous said...

YEAH! Welcome to blog town byotch!
May you always give me material to proofread and may I never laugh at the stuff that's not supposed to be funny. Just in case yo! LOL Love you!

Anonymous said...

And...you forgot to add that you wrote AWESOME essays for me in high school! Hehe. Man oh man how I HATED writing!!!!! You will be happy to know that I actually kind of enjoy writing now. My favorites are nasty emails to subcontractors that aren't doing their job!!!

Unknown said...

ray ban sunglasses
cheap jordans
michael kors outlet
michael kors outlet clearance
mont blanc pens
true religion jeans
nike uk
cheap jordans
ray ban sunglasses
jordan 8s
toms shoes outlet online
ralph lauren polo outlet
michael kors bags
ray ban sunglasses
ugg outlet
louis vuitton outlet
vans shoes
christian louboutin outlet
adidas stan smith
nike uk
coach outlet
cheap oakley sunglasses
christian louboutin outlet
coach outlet online
rolex watches
jordan retro 3
louboutin pas cher
coach factory outlet
christian louboutin shoes
cheap oakley sunglasses
ray ban sunglasses discount
louis vuitton bags
oakley sunglasses
kate spade outlet
jordan concords
louis vuitton outlet
tory burch outlet
gucci handbags
ralph lauren polo
michael kors outlet
20164.27wengdongdong

Cara Menghilangkan Benjolan Di Telinga said...

the article is very petrifying, hopefully it can be useful and an important lesson.

Cara Mengatasi Penyebab Kekurangan Sel Darah Putih
Obat Epidural Hematoma
Beberapa Cara Untuk Mengobati Angin Duduk
Obat Trombosis Vena Dalam
Bahaya Nyeri Dada
Obat Alami Untuk Bibir Kering

Obat Polip Usus Besar said...

Thank you, the article is very petrifying, hopefully it can be useful for everyone.

Obat Tukak Lambung Paling Ampuh
Obat Penghancur Batu Ginjal
Obat Herbal Untuk Tulang Keropos
Obat Herbal Untuk Penyakit Paru Obstruktif Kronis
Obat Kelenjar Air Liur Yang Membengkak
Obat Mata Trakoma

Cara Mengobati Tumor Otak said...


Thank you very helpful article. allow me to join to share health articles with your article hopefully useful.

Obat Keloid Terampuh
Obat Kaki Bengkak Alami
Cara Mengobati Kaki Gajah
Obat Herbal Untuk Penyakit Kolera
Cara Cepat Untuk Menghilangkan Panu
Cara Menghaluskan Wajah

Pengobatan Untuk Rorombeheun said...


Thank you for joining us. his article is very helpful

4 Tanaman Herbal Untuk Hernia
Cara Mengobati Penyakit Lupus
Khasiat dan Manfaat Obat Herbal Sarang Semut
Penyubur Kandungan Paling Ampuh
Obat Batuk Rejan
Obat Kanker Vulva

Cara Mengobati Telinga Berair said...

Continue to Perbiki his blog to get a good blog !!

Cara Mengobati Penyakit Gula Darah
Cara Mengobati Jamur Mulut
Pengobatan Epilepsi Dengan Bahan Alami
Cara Mengobati Rematik
Pengobatan Berbagai Macam Luka
Pengobatan Penyakit Kanker Payudara

Cara Cepat Untuk Menghilangkan Panu said...

Thank you very helpful article. allow me to join to share health articles with your article hopefully useful.

Obat Keloid Terampuh
Obat Kaki Bengkak Alami
Cara Mengobati Kaki Gajah
Obat Herbal Untuk Penyakit Kolera
Cara Menghaluskan Wajah
Cara Mengobati Tumor Otak

yanmaneee said...

chrome hearts online store
yeezy supply
Kanye West shoes
michael kors outlet online
ferragamo belt
balenciaga speed
yeezy boost 350 v2
golden goose
adidas ultra
supreme new york