Sunday, October 31, 2010

Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween Everyone!!
I hope everyone has fun and stays safe today! For those who are trick or treating, have fun and good luck collecting as much candy as possible! On further note, Amy has asked me a bunch of questions and is on a mission now for pictures for "End of the Line"'s book trailier!
Ottilie

Friday, October 29, 2010

Update on Book Trailer

Hey!
I'm sure people are getting sick of me saying that the Book Trailer for 'End of the Line' is on its way. However, it is on its way. I'm home from school this weekend so I'm able to see my friend Amy who said she'll do the images! I'm going to be seeing her tonight to hang out along with to give her a copy of 'End of the Line' because she read it back maybe 3 years ago. So her memory is a little fuzzy. Yay for working process!! I'm having fun figuring this out. Also 'Family Ties' I'm pretty sure I'll be looking for agents for it soon, so that it'll be book number two out! I'm pretty excited about that! Further more, book number three, 'A Pirate's Life for Me' is about a little more than halfway through being edited! All so exciting especially since the semester is almost over!
~Ottilie

Monday, October 25, 2010

featured!

Hey!
Sorry I was working on to essays yesterday so I wasn't able to spread some of the news. It's a lame reasoning, but it is a big grade for a class. My blog was one of the new sites featured on a lovely reading site! The link is listed below! Be sure to check it out!!

On other news I might be going to try a new route for the "End of the Line" book trailer. I am allowing one of my camera happy friends lose and have fun taking pictures. I'm looking forward to see what she comes up with. Like me, Amy, is a a college student so it will take a little bit. I do not know still about the music, but I'm pretty excited that Amy was excited about this!


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Saturday, October 23, 2010

comment

Hey Everyone!
I really should be asleep, silly college sleeping pattern...
So my friend Alex read the chapter from 'A Pirate's Life for Me', seriously did not expect such a long comment, but none the less appericated and highly enjoyed! I'm saving his comment at the bottom of the story as a reminder. He really helped me understand the male mind a little more, a better prespective. The poor guy has volunteered to help any time i needed it...I'll try to not abuse that offer.
~Ottilie

poor Project US

Hey,
So I wrote "Project US" freshman year in high school, even though I wrote before this story, this was the story that really helped me want to really write. That probably doesn't make sense at all. It is also that story that no matter what I do, I feel like it will never be done enough to make me fully satified with it. My friend Patty, might be annoyed since now I will editing it so that two factors will be different. One has to change because I saw a law that would help the plot line along that I didn't know about. Then another scene if I want to have the story located where I'm thinking I have to change that scen which I'm not fully sure how I'll do since it overlaps two chapters, but I'll see how that goes...
~Ottilie

Friday, October 22, 2010

weekend

Hey!
I hope everyone is preparing for the weekend! I hope everyone will have a better weekend then me. I have a bunch of homework this weekend, especially since Halloween weekend I have a huge family thing that I will not be able to any really. To help the no pressure time, November, project month and finals in December, so exciting...let me tell you. I really wanted to get more of the Book Trailer this weekend, but I am not sure if I can because of the homework. I'm going to try, because I really like sticking to a schedule. I'm going to try to get a hold of the guy to see if he is interested. Just to prove my needing to stick to my plan, I'm having my friend Alex read the chapter in "A Pirate's Life for Me". He is brutely honest so I'm a little nervous.

I've been talking to this author on Goodreads and he has been helping me with questions about self publishing vs. traditonal publishing. Along with comparing notes about agent letters. It was all good information, but my mind is spinning with all this information.

~Ottilie

Thursday, October 21, 2010

images

Hey!
So I'm hoping to try to contact someone this weekend to get images for the Book Trailer for "End of the Line". Sorry about the process taking away. The person is a friend of a friend so I'm really hoping this works! Also having a friend, Ryan, read part of "A Pirate's Life for Me" because I'm really stuck on chapter 7's point of view. It is from a guy's point a view and for some reason, maybe I'm being over critical, but this one chapter is making me a little ansty. I'm hoping he reads the chapter soon. I'm halfway through of editing this story! If my line-up stays the same this will hopefully be book number 3! I'm nervous about only letting him read one chapter with not much background, but I'll see how he does with that. Also I want to thank the people I've been meeting through Book Blogs and Goodreads! You all have been seriously helpful with aiding me through the networking and seeing different views!
~Ottilie

Monday, October 18, 2010

updated news

Hey!
So I've been asking around and I'm getting some bites for people who would do the images for the trailer for 'End of the Line'! Getting excited that this is coming along! I'm taking a minor break writing query letters, still have a bunch that I'm waiting to hear from Xcrossing my fingersX.
~Ottilie

Friday, October 15, 2010

Hey!

Hey!
I've been working on the book trailer for "End of the Line". I'm searching around for pictures. Along with I've been figuring out Book Blogs and goodreads still, just what a college student needs to find, another way to procastenate!! I really do not do well with cold weather and being away from home, I really did not get to take a lot of books with me. I really wish I had my copy of "This Lullaby" by Sarah Dessen.

I was very difficult when it came to romance in high school, and slowly trying to make sure I don't mess up my chances for the future. I'm not a mushy kind of person, and I could relate with the character Remy. I loved this book, it is my favorite by Sarah Dessen. It was sweet and I loved Dexter, who is sweet and full of his own quirks. Its fun, cute, and witty and I know excatly where it is in my bookshelf 50 miles away from here...
~Ottilie

Thursday, October 14, 2010

free time soon!

Hi everyone!
I have a 5 day break coming up! So that means I'll have more time to continue editing 'A Pirate's Life for Me' along with trying to figure out how to make a book trailer for 'End of the Line'! I'm kind of excited to try making it, not really sure what I'll do for pictures, but I'm sure I'll figure something out!
~Ottilie

Monday, October 11, 2010

a moment of thanks

Hi Everyone!
I just wanted to take a moment to thank a very helpful person. Kate thank you so much for the advice!!! I'm slowly becoming addicted to http://www.goodreads.com/ now.
~Ottilie

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Book Trailers

Hi!
So I do not know about everyone else, but it is midterm season! I really do not do well with midterm and finals, so this shall not be a time of peace for me. However next weekend after a couple of my midterms I have a few days off so to keep myself sane I will be trying ot keep busy. So one of my projects will to create a Book Trailer for "End of the Line". I'm not really tech. savvy so I'm going to have fun with this.
~Ottilie

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

in a good mood!

Hey!
So Laurie Faria Stolarz responded to my message!! I'm seriously in very high spirits because of it! She is seirously my favorite author! Kind of a role model for a furutre writer. I love how she actually took time to answer my question about book trailers and wished me luck with my book!! I'm hoping to be like that with the readers and future readers of my stories. I like the open comfortable atmosphere between people to be able to have that kind of communication!
~Ottilie

sorry!

Hi!
Sorry that it has been awhile since I have wrote anything on here! I'm still sending out agent letters while I'm editing my story "(A) Pirates Life for Me". I wrote this story when I was 16 and I'm enjoying editing this story to revisit what I wrote. I like going back and adding a few more details and toning those I already have. I'm happy though I finally figured out the right tattoo for the character Sly! A pheonix is what I finally picked, it is the symbol for sun and rebirth. I had trouble while writing it picking the right one. I'm going to have my friend Melissa read it when I'm done editing it to get a prespective on it.

I also yesterday contacted one of or my favorite author Laurie Faria Stolarz because I was saw that she did a book trailer, which I was hearing about them recently. I'm not really sure what I think of a book trailer, hers for "Bleed" which I truly do love. It looked amazing! I love how her writing! She really knows how to get into your head especially with her book "Project 17"! I'm not sure if she'll responde to my message, but sending it was pretty exciting! I know she's probably busy so I'm not really expecting a response, but the fact that I wrote to her is still pretty awsome for me!

Also http://www.ottilieweber.com/ is now expired and as I try to figure out what I want to do for a new site I will pretty much be available here or on facebook. Sorry if it is an inconvience to anyone! I'm not really tech. savvy so I'm sorry if it is taking awhile, and I really do not care for my publishers to give them more money while I am out of work. I feel like I'm forgetting something, I'm hoping I'm not, but I'll try to write soon!
~Ottilie