Friday, March 7, 2008

The Prettiest Thing - Chapter Fifteen

How are all of my wonderful readers this Friday morning? I am so excited for it to be Friday. I am so tired and all I want to do is sleep. Anyone have any plans for the weekend?

Chapter fifteen of The Prettiest Thing is posted and once again, this is a chapter I love. So many emotions within so many different relationships - I hope everyone enjoys reading it as well. Don't forget to review but I know you won't. Let me know what you think of it. Some people have been asking me questions and I want to answer these right now. Yes, Harper Cannon, Brett's grandma, is named after Harper Lee. I love her name and I have been wanting to use it in one of my stories for a while now. Remember that no character in this story is just there so Harper will make appearances again. Also, I edited her after from late fifties to early sixties. I still wanted her to be extremely young even though Cynthia would have been forty-five and Harper having Cynthia when she was very young will be mentioned again.

Lawrence, Indiana is a fictitious town in Northwest Indiana. I grew up here and I will always consider it to be my home. I know that the land of steel mills, factories, and railroads don't seem attractive to most people but I love it there. The scenery almost is another character in my stories and I do write what I know and what I know is NW Indiana. Almost all of my stories take place in this area or Chicago. Also, every chapter is named after a classic rock song and I will be putting a list with the songs and artists at the end of this story so don't worry about that.

If there are any other questions, remember that you can email me or leave me a comment and I will try and remember to respond. It sometimes takes me a few days so please be patient with me. Chapter four of Ghetto Gospel is being worked on at the moment so be on the lookout for that soon. Thanks to everyone who is reading and I am so happy that a lot of you are enjoying The Prettiest Thing because this is quickly becoming one of my favorites as well. Also, I need some more new fanart for this story. Alessandra made me some great ones for Ghetto Gospel which I can't wait to post but if someone can make me something for The Prettiest Thing, I would love them forever. Thank you in advance.


Anonymous said...

Oh WOW - where to start?!
Lyla - glad she is going to be okay but it's terrible that Andy is left to try and patch things up with her parents after he tried to get her to tell them before. Hope everything works out there.
Ella - bless her heart. Brett needs to get a clue and just tell Trevor. I know he feels like Trevor can't handle it but what's the alternative, a secretive half-relationship? Ella's feelings are going to get hurt if he's not careful.
Trevor/Joy - Things were pretty heated between the two and not much talking got done - is that going to be standard opperating procedure for them? I DO hope that they talk honestly before they take their relationship to the next level. I don't think I can handle more of Joy's tears, self-hate, and disapointment - too sad!
Thanks, thanks, and thanks for updating - great chapter!
BTW I grew up in West Central Indiana in Crawfordsville - what a small world it is!

Anonymous said...

I was so happy when I saw that you updated. It was another excellent chapter! I just get more and more into the more I read, I do hope that Brett and Ella decide to tell Trevor soon!
Thanks for updating.

Anonymous said...

Amazing, how you can provoke my feelings with your writing, I love reading you work. You are Awesome. Please update soon.


Anonymous said...

Thats was another brilliant chapter I love reading this story so much!

I really loved the scenes between Ella & Brett, so sweet, but would they ever just tell Trevor I don't think he's going to react as bad as Brett seems to think anyways! Poor Ella's getting all mixed signals again.

Liked the Trevor/Joy thing too, can't wait to see more from them in the next few chapters.

I'm glad that Lyla's ok too but god what a way for her parents to find out!

So excited for more, update when you can!

L x

GirlFixer said...

I've had the worst day, today, but when I checked here, and saw that you had updated, my spirits rose. It was yet another stellar chapter and I'm so in love with Brett/Ella. And I really am looking forward to seeing the Trevor/Joy thing progress.

Thanks for updating :) Hope you have a nice weekend.


Amanda said...

Uh oh this can't be good with Lyla or Ella. I can't wait to read the next chapter how Lyla's parents are going to talk about her marriage and Ella telling Trevor about her feelings towards Brett. Keep up the great work!

Anonymous said...

Okay, I finally got to read the chapter. And I loved it!

Granted, I thought the Lyla thing would happen that way, but I think that whole scene was great.

I'm not really sure how I feel about Trevor and Joy. Have they had their talk yet?

I've said it before, but Ella is breaking my heart. Hopefully she will not allow Brett to keep them a secret. How could even expect her to? I'm so mad at Brett right now. Okay seriously I'll stop now, but I could go on for days about what a butthead Brett is being.

Fantastic chapter...I can't wait until the next one.