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author's quest {a tag}

The lovely Grace M from Fictionally. tagged me. Thank you! :)
I'm going to use my story about Earth, Abif, and Monosaccre for this. You can read more about it here.

1. There you are in the middle of writing one of your favorite stories. Suddenly, a portal materializes in front of you, and a note is tossed through. You read it and discover that it is a plea of aid from one of your favorite characters--you know, the comic relief one. You leap through the portal (Danger? Who cares about danger?) and meet your character! Your reaction? (Explain who this character is first.)
I suppose my comic relief character is this guy named Nicholas. He's a forty-year-old dude who still acts like a kid, even though he's Alexa and Drew's trainer. But he's awesome. So, I'd probably hug him or something.

2. Wow. Things really are a disaster. The story is taking a life of its own. Worst of all, your awesome hero/heroine has fallen in love with the completely wrong character. How do you convince them that your match is really the best person for them?
Rewrite the story. :p Either that or say HEY! You don't want that dude, Alexa...he's not who you think he is. He may seem nice now, but just wait until I finish writing the story. Just stick with the guy I have for you and it'll all be good. Okay? Good.

3. Oops. You just got captured by the villain. But you can handle this, right? After all, you created their nefarious mind. What's your plan? Do you exploit his weakness or do you take advantage of your knowledge of his lair to escape?

Hmm. The "main" villain, you could say, is a girl named Raven. She's very impatient. She also probably wouldn't feel the need to guard me, considering I'm just some scrawny teenage girl who "apparently" knows nothing about her. So I'd get out of their, using my knowledge of her huge palace to get out.

4. Unfortunately, your awesome hero/heroine just go captured too...and they're wounded. Rats. You can't just leave them now can you? And they're feeling pretty discouraged. What would you say to encourage them?
Alexa got captured? Yeah, I can see that happening. She's a klutz. Wounded? Yeah, I could see that happening too. She's not exactly very cooperative. What would I SAY? SERIOUSLY? I'D BE MAKING SURE SHE'S NOT DYING. And then I guess I'd say something along the lines of, "Hey, if worse comes to worst, I can always write us out of this."

5. Great job. You just practically promised your character a happy ending. But can you guarantee it? You're in the story now, and you might never have written your hero into such peril. But wait a second...you are the author! So what if the story isn't going how you thought? Make a new happy ending! Do you single-handily  rescue your hero or do the other heroes come and save the day?

The other heroes come and save the day. No matter how much I'd like to have fun adventures with Alexa, her relationships with the others need some work. This is a great opportunity for that. So I'll let them save the day. (Even though it's really me doing it, considering I'M the one writing about it.)

6. Whohoo! You're free! And things are shaping up. Maybe not the way you had written it, but hey, perhaps you got a new perspective on the story! Now...sniffle, sniffle...you have to say good-bye to your characters. Do you hug them good-bye? Give them something to remember you by? Give an inspirational speech, telling what you love about them and what hopes you have for their future?
I think I'd hug them all, cry a bit, and tell them I love them. I absolutely WOULD NOT tell them what happens in the future. That spoils it for them!

Now for the big question. Who do I tag? (This part is always so hard...)
Anna over at Hero
Kathy over at Chatty Kathy

Bekah Joan



{via Pinterest}

Listen here.
Lean back on the swing,
Your hands gripping the ropes.
Close your beautiful eyes,
Feel the breeze caress your cheeks,
Your hair falling to the ground.

Let your mind wander.
Let it loose.
Imagine all your dreams—
All of them coming true,
Flooding from your heart
To your upside-down head.

Swing to and fro,
The sweet air embracing you,
Autumn leaves drifting with you.
Let go, eager to fly,
And soar through the air,
Without wings to keep you up.

Land, your feet on the ground,
Just like a cat.
Watch the swing sway, lonely.
Slowly, it comes to a standstill,
Transforming into the background
Of lifeless, tranquil peace.

Bekah Joan

p.s. it has been a veryveryvery long time since i've posted poetry on here. i've only just gotten to the point where i'm not sick of it anymore. (remember april?) earlier today, i realized i haven't posted any writing or poetry on here since june. JUNE. and that made me very sad, so i came up with a poem for you. be happy. :)


kelley's island, ohio—days three, four, and five

*Tries to save you from drowning in the many, many pictures of water/skies.*
Day Three
We went to a restaurant that had a whole bunch of one dollar bills like this everywhere. It was cool.
Day Four
Day Five
Bekah Joan


kelley's island, ohio—days one and two

Prepare yourself for a lot of pictures of glistening water, blue skies, and a bright red fire truck. Oh—and bacon.
Day One
Day Two

Bekah Joan ♥


elegant blog award

The lovely Abrielle Lindsay nominated me (thanks!), and this whole thing was started by Khloe Grace.


  • When you receive the award, link back to keepcalmandsparkle1099.blogspot.com and the blog that nominated you
  • Display the award button in the post
  • Answer all of the 12 questions given in this post (Do not make your own questions)
  • Nominate 12 bloggers
  • Notify them that they have been awarded
All right, here we go...
What made you decide to start blogging?
Hmm. Uh...I think it had something to do with wanting to start a group blog, but it didn't work out so I just did my own. And I like it. :)
What is your fashion style?
That is a very good question that I have no idea how to answer. Seriously. I like looking nice, but sometimes it's too much work so I'm like naaaaaaaaaah.
What is something none of your followers know about you?
I'm a reallyreallyreally messy eater. :p
What are some of your blogging goals?
To get more followers (obviously). I don't have an exact amount I want, but the more the merrier, right? And I've been learning that having some kind of web-presence, preferably a big one, makes it a lot easier on writers. It's all part of this evil scheme to get a platform and make all my blog readers read my books, whenever they get published. (Muahahaha!)
Where is your favorite place to shop?
I don't know...Wal-Mart is pretty cool. They have almost everything, and they aren't super-duper expensive.
What would your ideal amount of blog followers be?
Again, there isn't an exact number, but the more the merrier!
What are your talents?
Writing, taking lots and lots of pictures, eating, reading, sleeping (those last three aren't really talents though... :p)
Are you a leader or a follower?
Hmm. It depends on the situation, I suppose. This summer, I was "forced" to be more of a leader, because I was a counselor-in-training at a summer camp. But when it comes to games? I'll do whatever. Well, almost whatever.
What is one of your favorite quotes?
I got asked this the other day. And guess what? I forgot my answer! So...uh... *checks Pinterest.* "You've got enemies? Good. That means you've stood up for something in your life." Yeah. That one's cool.
Do you have a favorite book or book series?
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! To answer this, I will simply refer to this quote right here.
Out of all of the synonyms for elegant, which would you describe yourself with (smart - stylish - dressy - graceful - dainty - fine)?
Clumsy. ;)
What is your favorite flower?
A daisy.

I nominate...
Everyone! If you want to do it, do it! It's fun. :)

Bekah Joan


kelley's island, ohio

I went on a lovely vacation this week. It was at a very cool place called Kelley's Island, and even though it's a small piece of land, I discovered near the end of our vacation that there was quite a bit to do there.
Overall, the trip was wonderful. I read and read and read (slowly), and finished the second book of Donita K. Paul's DragonKeeper Chronicles. I also started The Maid of Fairbourne Hall by Julie Klassen. I'm not very far through it, but it's getting better as I keep reading.
I also did some bike riding, which was fun (and slightly terrifying). I hadn't done it in ages.
Anyway, the whole thing was very relaxing, and it reminded me that I need to slow down more. There's no need to rush, especially on vacation. Those are supposed to be slow, so you can get caught up in life. And I think I did (a bit).

Bekah Joan

p.s. i'll be doing a bigger vacation post later, but i don't have the pictures edited yet, and i wanted to say hi. so...hi. :)
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