Friday, May 30, 2008

A Slow Burn - Chapter One

I was writing and editing the first chapter of A Slow Burn when I was finishing up The Prettiest Thing and I was able to complete it tonight. I was going to hold off posting it but I was just too excited to wait. I wanted to get it posted so people could start reading it and letting me know what they thought about it. The first chapter has a very heavy sex scene in it and this story is going to be more sexually charged than my others so I just wanted to get a fair warning out now. Please head over to and read the first chapter of A Slow Burn and let me know what you think. Also, I will be needing fanart for this story if anyone wants to make me an image for the first chapter, that would be so greaty appreciated. I have no idea what I would do without all of you. You are the best readers/fans I could ever ask for. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for everything.

Rob Moseley .... portrayed by Jamie Dornan
Lauren Vandermark ..... portrayed by Bethany Joy Galeotti



Thursday, May 29, 2008

TPT - Chapter Thirty-Eight

Well, that time has arrived. Chapter thirty-eight, the epilogue, of The Prettiest Thing is now posted on and with it, this story is officially finished. I loved this chapter - so many more possibilities for each character even after it is finished and I was actually thinking about writing a sequel later on down the road. I love this entire story and though I loved every minute of it, every character and situation I created, I am going to miss it so much. Please read, review and leave your final thoughts on The Prettiest Thing. Thank you to everyone for everything - all of the reviews and the warm words. I am so happy that I was able to share this story with you.

The Girl

I am almost done with chapter thirty-eight of The Prettiest Thing and will definitely have it posted by tomorrow if not by tonight. In the meantime, please listen to "The Girl" by City and Colour, which is one of the songs that has inspired some of the chapters for this story. Also, below is a picture of Trevor's new tattoo - which will be introduced in the next and final chapter. It is the name Millie in Greek. I am loving the last chapter and though not everything is going to be wrapped up in a neat little package, I think everyone will like it too. Let me know what you think of the song.

Trevor's tattoo "Millie"

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

TPT - Chapter Thirty-Seven

Just one more chapter left of The Prettiest Thing so in the meantime, read chapter thirty-seven now posted on and please review it for me. I wrote the entire thing today and I don't know if it is as perfect as I was hoping but I love it nonetheless. A lot had to be covered in this chapter so this is the longest of the entire story but please, PLEASE, read and review. My longer chapters hardly get reviews and I don't want this chapter to suffer the same fate. I think almost everything was addressed in this chapter but *spoiler* - no resolution for Brett and Ella until the next chapter. Thank you once again to Lauren for the fanart of Brett and Ella below. I hope to have chapter thirty-eight finished and posted by the end of the week. I am really going to miss this story.

Monday, May 26, 2008

TPT - Chapter Thirty-Six

I am not sure why but this chapter took me longer than expected but chapter thirty-six of The Prettiest Thing is now posted on so please read, review and let me know what you think as usual. In the next chapter, we will have graduation, Brett and Alex finally talking, and the birth of the baby so I am really excited about the next chapter. Chapter thirty-six has a lot of internal thoughts with the characters and it has some insight on Brett and Trevor's friendship. I hope everyone enjoys it. Also, a HUGE thanks to Lauren for the kickass banner for The Prettiest Thing below. I love it. Happy Memorial Day to everyone. I hope everyone has had a good weekend.

Saturday, May 24, 2008

Corey and Kyle

Corey Carcetti, Ella Scott's best friend from The Prettiest Thing, is probably one of my favorite female characters that I have ever created. She is strong-minded, opinionated and she does not apologize for who she is. She loves sex, tattoos, pot and politics. She loves to live life and tries to get Ella to do the same thing. One weakness she does have however is Kyle Colfax, close friend of Trevor Scott and Brett Dawson. I didn't want to make her seem like some pathetic girl pining over an older senior football player even though I have not focused a lot of time on Corey and Kyle together. What I love about the characters of Kyle and Corey is they do what they want when they are together and they have a good time. When Kyle hurts Corey, it hurts her and confuses her more than she ever thought it would and she realizes that she really likes him. Like many seventeen-year-old girls, she has had her heart broken.

In chapter thirty-six of The Prettiest Thing - which I am still working on - Corey and Kyle are going to get some page time together at the beginning but I will say now that even after this story is finished, Corey and Kyle are going to be rather... complicated. Below, I have posted a song, "The Nicest Thing" by Kate Nash, which I feel is a perfect song for Corey in regards to Kyle because even though she is a strong female character, she really has fallen for this boy. Please listen to it and let me know what you think. Now that the story is nearing the end, I will ask everyone again. Who is your favorite character in The Prettiest Thing?



Thursday, May 22, 2008

A Slow Burn

With The Prettiest Thing coming to a close much faster than most people want and with Nothing Else Matters being updated whenever I am inspired to add another one-shot, I will be working on my next story. This is going to be a mature story. It is going to be dark - a story of passion, jealousy and obsession - and it is going to be a story that I have been wanting to try and write for some time.

A Slow Burn by Kate:
From the very first time they meet, Rob and Lauren have always shared an intense connection with one another that neither could explain. But as they grow closer and fall more in love, they begin to become consumed by their feelings and seem no longer in control of themselves when around each other. Their love will lead to a dangerous obsession that will threaten to tear them both apart.

Of course it is going to be a love story with its sweet moments. It just won't be as conventional as some of my other romance stories. I hope this sounds interesting to at least a few of you. I really want to write something different and I want to see if I can succeed at writing something that would be considered going against the grain for me. Below are pictures of the main characters Rob Moseley and Lauren Vandermark. The model I found sort of looks like Tyson from The Prize but I assure you that he is a completely different man. This is one of the rare instances that the moment I saw this picture of Jamie Dornan, I created the character of Rob. Normally, I create characters and then find the pictures. But I was inspired by him and he has become my muse for this story.

Please let me know if A Slow Burn interests any of you. I really can't wait to finish the first chapter, edit it and then post it. I really want to try something different and I hope this works out. Also, if you haven't yet, please read and review chapter thirty-five of The Prettiest Thing for me. Thank you!



Wednesday, May 21, 2008

TPT - Chapter Thirty-Five

Wow. This chapter just went on forever and I eventually had to cut it and post the rest of it in the beginning of chapter thirty-six but please read and review chapter thirty-five of The Prettiest Thing for me. For some reason, this chapter took me forever to write and I would really love and appreciate feedback. With this chapter being so long, it really did work out because chapter thirty-six was initially the shortest chapter in the story that just got a little bit longer with the rest of this chapter pouring into it. Please, please, please read and review for me. Thank you!

Also, something on Nothing Else Matters. This story isn't really a story that will be updated constantly. It will just be when I have become inspired and have written another one-shot. As of the moment, I am working on a one shot of Abe and Cecilia from Collide but at the moment, I am finishing up The Prettiest Thing and then starting on my next full-length story A Slow Burn [summary to be posted soon]. I just wanted to give everyone a head's up so they weren't sitting around, always waiting for Nothing Else Matters to be updated. I wanted to thank Bulma-Veggie for giving me the idea of naming the collection of one-shots by that title. She used the Metallica song in her fanvid for Wonderwall and I have always loved that song and thought it would be perfect. So thank you Bulma-Veggie for inspiring me.

Also, thank you to Lauren for the picture below of Andy and Lyla. I love it. Please read and review chapter thirty-five and I am already working on chapter thirty-six. I will be so sad when this story ends.

Ella's Prom Dress

Monday, May 19, 2008


I am in the middle of writing chapter thirty-five for The Prettiest Thing and that time has come. Prom. Brett will try to give Ella the perfect night while Trevor plans something special for Joy. One spoiler though - at the dance, Brett will have the DJ play Ella's favorite song, "Echo" by Incubus so give it a listen to below and hopefully, it will help get you in the mood for the next chapter. Listen to the lyrics closely. They are perfect for Brett and Ella. I hope to have it posted soon. I am so excited for the last few chapters of this story. They are probably my favorite chapters and I can't wait to write them and post them. Honestly, The Prettiest Thing is probably my personal favorite of every story I have written.

Saturday, May 17, 2008

TPT- Chapter Thirty-Four

Whoo-hoo! Holy crap. Another update! I can hardly believe it myself. This chapter just seemed to pour out as quickly and easily as the last one. Chapter thirty-four of The Prettiest Thing is now posted on so please check it out. Hopefully, everyone knows the drill by now. Read, review and let me know what you think. God, I really love this story. I love every single one of these characters and I am really going to miss them when this story is finished. Just four more chapters to go. I hope everyone likes the chapter and I also wish everyone a wonderful weekend.

Friday, May 16, 2008

The Shower Scene

Thank you for so many of the nice reviews I got for chapter thirty-three of The Prettiest Thing. I know I say it a lot but I don't think anyone truly knows how much I truly love it and appreciate it when you all read my stories and give me your opinions and feedback. It makes me so happy to know that there are so many out there who like reading my stories and who enjoy reading them. Thank you to everyone who let me know what you think of Trevor and Joy. That actually was just something I did out of my own curiosity. I already know exactly what is going to happen to them. I just wanted to see what everyone else wanted. Thank you to Tracey for the picture of Brett and Ella below from the PG-13 shower scene from chapter thirty-three - which seems to be turning into a favorite scene for a lot of you. I am already working on chapter twenty-four but I am also working on my next one-shot for Nothing Else Matters so hopefully, I will update something this weekend.

I'll Pop the Question...

I just want to take a quick little survey to see what everyone is thinking and where everyone stands after reading chapter thirty-three of The Prettiest Thing. Trevor was thinking out loud about him and Joy possibly getting married before they go off to college and came out and asked her. They are both eighteen. They are about to have a baby and they both love each other. How many think that marriage would be the next step for them and how many don't want them to get married? Just leave your comments and I am looking forward to hearing what everyone thinks about it. Happy Friday!

Thursday, May 15, 2008

TPT - Chapter Thirty-Three

So... um, yeah. I started writing chapter thirty-three of The Prettiest Thing and I don't know what happened but it seemed that when I sat down and began, I couldn't really stop so... this is the longest chapter of the story. It has a lot of character development in it and I hope everyone likes it. Please read and review it for me. I can't believe how fast I finished this chapter so please reward me with your opinions because I love what everyone thinks. Thank you!

Brett and Ella

Random Thoughts

This image is in no way, shape, or form mine or was made for me. I was randomnly searching the internet and I stumbled upon it on one of the dozen pages I had clicked on last night. I thought it was perfect for The Prettiest Thing though and immediately thought of Brett and Ella when I saw it and I wanted to post it. If the owner finds it posted here, I hope you don't mind. I just love the picture so much.

I know after reading all of the reviews for chapter 32, people were less than pleased with Ella but please. Don't hate her. She is seventeen-years-old, unsure about herself considering Brett's history with girls and she is absolutely terrified of sex. Her thoughts are all over the place but I promise that hopefully, you will like her again next chapter. I am going to make an official announcement. This story is going to have 38 chapters and that includes the epilogue and I am in the middle of chapter thirty-three right now. Sadly, this story will soon be winding down. But don't worry. There is still much to get through. Spring break, prom, graduation, the baby, Lyla and Andy, Brett and Ella... much more to come. I love you guys. You are awesome and I love how involved you have gotten with this story. And I also really love this picture.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

TPT - Chapter Thirty-Two

Finally! Wow, it feels like forever since I last updated The Prettiest Thing but actually, it has only been a week. Still. I am very sorry for the delay. Chapter thirty-two is now offically posted so please read, review and let me know what you think about it. Spring break will continue into the next chapter so that is what can be expected from chapter thirty-three. Also, thank you to Lauren for the artwork of Ella below. I hope everyone likes the new chapter.

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Nothing Else Matters - Chapter One

Nothing Else Matters has just been posted on and it is the first chapter of the collection of one-shots that I have been talking about for the past few days. Instead of Beth and Graham being the first couple, Brady and Ali are the focus. Just a short, sweet little one-shot that peeks into their lives together and it made me smile. Brady and Ali are one of my personal favorites and I am glad that they now are the first chapter. Please read and review and I hope that it is a piece of fluff that can make you smile when you read it. I hope these one-shtos are enjoyed and I am excited about writing them. Also, chapter thirty-two of The Prettiest Thing is still being worked on. It is just taking me longer than I anticipated but I promise that I am working on it. Thank you to everyone in advance.

Never opened myself this way. Life is ours, we live it our way. All these words, I don't just say and nothing else matters. Trust I seek and I find in you. Every day for us something new. Open mind for a different view and nothing else matters.

Saturday, May 10, 2008


I love every character I have ever created for my stories but for some reason, I really love the female characters of The Prettiest Thing: Ella, Lyla, Joy, Connie, Corey... all of them. They are all so different with their different personalities and writing them really does make me happy. I found this beautiful picture of Lyla and I wanted to post it and also, I wanted to post Lyla's song, which I listen to whenever I write one of her scenes. It is "The Shadowlands" by Ryan Adams. I am working on chapter thirty-two for The Prettiest Thing right now so hopefully, it will be done sometime soon. This weekend is kind of crazy for me but I am going to try my hardest. Thank you!

Friday, May 9, 2008


Hi everyone. Is everyone okay? I hope so. Any exciting plans for the weekend? I am going to IKEA on Saturday and am going to be spending far too much money so I don't know if that's a good plan or not but I sure am excited. I hope everyone is alright. When I don't hear from some of you either through this blog or through my email, I get kind of worried. I know that may sound weird since none of us have ever met but I feel close to a lot of you considering that we have "known" each other for a couple of years now if you think of how long I have been posting stories.

I know a lot of you are getting sick and tired of The Prettiest Thing and I was writing the one-shot for Beth and Graham but something happened. The short one-shot turned into about 12,000 words and I am still going. That isn't exactly the typical length of a one-shot and also, considering it isn't even finished yet, should I post it as an individual story? I don't know what to do with it. I would hate the idea of cutting it down but I know that the longer a chapter or story is, the less people are interested in it. I will figure it out. Don't worry. I am so excited about it being Friday. Did this week drag on for anyone else? Hope all is well for everyone and I hope to have something posted sometime this weekend but what it will be, I have no idea.

Thursday, May 8, 2008

Beth and Graham

I am not sure where it came from but I am currently working on the first chapter of that collection of one-shots I mentioned earlier in the week and the first chapter is of Graham Bishop and Beth Morrow, who were first introduced in The Lion and the Lamb. It takes place a few years into the future when they are both adults and just a warning - it is going to be angst-filled. I hope to have it posted soon. Below, "Konstantine" by Something Corporate is one of my all-time favorite songs and it is kind of the soundtrack to the one-shot so please give it a listen. I will let everyone know when this chapter is completed and posted. Also, if you have not read and reviewed chapter thirty-one of The Prettiest Thing, please please please do so. Thank you so much and have a great Thursday everyone!

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

TPT - Chapter Thirty-One

Chapter thirty-one of The Prettiest Thing is now up on so please read and review it for me. It is a long chapter and I hope everyone enjoys it. There is a focus on Ella and Corey's friendship as well as a focus on Trevor and Brett. In the next chapter, Lyla is going to begin suffering from depression again and the high school is going to be having spring break which only means one thing. A week-long vacation at Corey and Monty's family's beach house so there should be plenty of drama. Please read and review chapter thirty-one for me. Thank you to HMC for the picture that reminded her of Trevor and Joy: "loved this guy's grin, reminded me of how happy Joy has made Trevor."


Monday, May 5, 2008

An Idea

This weekend, I was watching one of my favorite movies: Paris, Je T'aime - a movie which consists of 20 short films about love in Paris. Some of these short little films make me ridiculously happy whenever I'm in need of smiling. And watching this movie, I began to think of something and once The Prettiest Thing is complete, this particular thought is going to be my next project.

Each chapter of this new story is going to be a short story involving all of my couples from previous stories:

Chapter 1 - Poppy and Justin
Chapter 2 - Lawson and Nikki
Chapter 3 - Brady and Ali
Chapter 4 - Holden and Sarah
Chapter 5 - Abe and Cecilia
Chapter 6 - Casey and Amelia
Chapter 7 - Riley and Samantha
Chapter 8 - Lucy and Will
Chapter 9 - Violet and Jamie
Chapter 10 - Ben and Olivia
Chapter 11 - Lindsey and Matt
Chapter 12 - Patrick and Maddy
Chapter 13 - Reed and Cami
Chapter 14 - Ryan and Rachel
Chapter 15 - Tyson and Amy
Chapter 16 - Andrew and Carrie
Chapter 17 - Trevor and Joy
Chapter 18 - Brett and Ella

How does this sound to everyone? I think it will be fun to visit each of these couples again and see what it happening in their lives. Is there a particular couple you want to read about that isn't on the list? Perhaps a secondary couple? I can't promise that they will get their own chapter but if one gets enough requests, perhaps I will write one for them. Please let me know and also, let me know what you think about the idea. Thank you. Happy Monday. Oh! Chapter 31 of The Prettiest Thing is coming along wonderfully and I hope to have it finished within the next few days.

Friday, May 2, 2008

TPT - Chapter Thirty

Chapter thirty of The Prettiest Thing is posted on I hope most people like it. A lot happens in this chapter but I personally love it and I am looking forward to reading what everyone thinks about it all. Just remember to not assume anything when it comes to this story. I don't want people reading this chapter and jumping to conclusions about what is going to happen. But please, leave me your opinions and predictions. Thank you.

Thursday, May 1, 2008

West Coast

Below, I have posted the song "West Coast" by Coconut Records. It is kind of the theme song to chapter thirty for The Prettiest Thing and I have been writing with this song playing the background for almost a week now. Pay no attention to the video. It was the only good one on YouTube I could find of the song. I really hope this chapter will be done by this weekend. Thank you to everyone who reads my stories and this blog. You guys are beyond wonderful.


I don't want anyone worried about me so I have decided to post just so everyone knows I'm alright. At the moment, my muse for The Prettiest Thing has left me. I have been writing chapter thirty for days now and can't get past the first page. I'm afraid someone sent me an email that really hurt me and I haven't felt like writing for the past few days or even updating my blog. I am sorry to all of those who were concerned but I just need some time to myself. Hopefully, I will snap out of this funk soon and start writing like a mad woman again. This past chapter got the lowest amount of reviews of any other chapter so I have been going back and re-examining the story line. This story is going to be reduced to 35 chapters so the next few chapters are going to move quickly through time but the story is going to end how I always imagined ending it. I really do love the ending but first things first. I must be in a writing mood again which unfortunately, at this exact moment, I am not. This is probably good news to those who hate me and The Prettiest Thing so much. I hope everyone has had a good week and I hope to write again soon.