It's finished. The rough draft of Chinese Lanterns was finished
rough draft of Chinese Lanterns was finished today at
I want to put the emphasis on 'rough draft.' It's no
where close to being actually done. But it's getting
The rough draft is 19 chapters and an epilogue. It's 117
pages and 56,361 words.
The entire book takes place over 3 days. My teacher is calling it
a "Masterpiece in the making."
Would you like a little preview? (:
I crossed the sands of the calm
beaches, and I encountered the people who were lighting off the
lanterns. We didn’t exchange words, I only passed by them.
They stood on the beach directly in front of the cottage.
The moon was a bright, wonderful orb in the
dark night sky that evening, and I decided I didn’t
actually want to go inside. So I moved myself to the water and,
wading ankle deep, I watched the people light off the
That night was perfect. The wind was gentle,
the beach was serene, and the moon was beautiful. As my eyes were
locked on the wonderful sphere, I decided to myself that this
would be the perfect place for a kiss.
No sooner had the thought entered my mind, I
heard the swishing of running footsteps splashing up the beach
and through the water, in my direction. With a skipping
heartbeat, I whirled my head
I know it's not much,
again, but at least it's something.
Thank you guys for being awesome. I love you! I'll keep you
updated when more stuff starts happening with it
by the way, there's a chance a girl I used to be friends with
might be on 'The Voice' tonight. Her name's Dakota
and she's kind of really pretty. She's a good singer
(obviously) and used to go to my high school before she started
to get homeschooled because she was travelling so much. Keep an
eye out for her!)