Tuesday, December 13, 2011


This will make your head hurt but if you're brave enough to follow...

The following conversation has been rated a R for Ridiculous. User discretion advised.

Any errors, be they grammar, spelling, or incorrect verb usage, are all protected under the Authors Clause of 59.

On Mon, Dec 5, 2011 at 6:23 PM, Abbi Pope wrote:

Hey Shayla! I haven't talked to you in a while. I've got a bit done with my book...it'd help if we had another sleepover though ;)
I'm trying to keep the blog running, if you can post something (I know you're busy) that'd be great!
Anywho...miss you bunches girly! Hope to hear from you soon.
xx Abbigayle Rashae

On Tue, Dec 6, 2011 at 8:32 AM, Shayla Danielson  wrote:

Well, DMACC is having  ashort story writing contest that I'm entering. I'm in the process of writing it, it's a short story based around K'mar and his start as a Muse. When I finish it I'll send it to you for feedback.
I'll try and post something. I have some books that I should do a review on.
I can for sure post on Friday, right now is finals week and I have to work up my Spanish, and get this
stinkin story done by Friday. AGHHH!!!!!
It's good, it means I'll actually finish a story but right now it seeme impossible!
You'll get the story in a couple hours hopefully....
I miss seeing you too! I'd have liked your thoughts on this story!
Love you lots girl!

P.S my copy of Cobbogoth is getting here on Monday!!!!!! 

On Tue, Dec 6, 2011 at 11:47 AM, Abbi Pope wrote:

Ahhh! Good luck on your story! Andd...the cover for that book is SO amazing! You're going to absolutely LOVE reading it! We really should do another sleepover soon :)

On Tue, Dec 6, 2011 at 12:27 PM, Shayla Danielson wrote:

Hah! I'll see what I can do date wise. This weekend won't work
since I have a jazz thing and I think that I might have something
next week...I'll have to see.
Story's finished! Now i just have to go and revise it... : P

I love her cover too, I con't wait!!!

On Tue, Dec 6, 2011 at 12:38 PM, Abbi Pope  wrote:

Sweet, we'll see if we can't set something up!
Can't wait to hear your story(:

On Tue, Dec 6, 2011 at 10:24 PM, Shayla Danielson  wrote:

Well here it is...and remember! The best friends are the ones who
tell you when you stink!
I'll appreciate any ideas you have. I've been staring at it for four days
and I'm at the point where I couldn't describe my own nose if I had to.
So what makes sense to me will probably not make sense to you.

Hope you love Nolan as much as I do! I wish I could have given him
more space, but I had a twenty page limit...
The title will probably change, the one I have there is just to make it
look more complete.
Ughh!!!!!!!! I finished it!!!!!! I think I'll go cry somewhere... :)

On Wed, Dec 7, 2011 at 5:36 PM, Shayla Danielson  wrote:

DONT READ THAT DRAFT!!!!! Scratch that! Just talked to my grandpa
 and I've gotten some awesome ideas. But they entitle a new story.

You may read the one I've sent you only when two things have happened:
(1. I have entered the contest with my new story.
(2. I tell you it's ok.

On Wed, Dec 7, 2011 at 5:58 PM, Abbi Pope wrote:
Haha, it's ok. I haven't read it yet.

On Wed, Dec 7, 2011 at 6:29 PM, Shayla Danielson wrote:

Hehe. I'll be a zombie next you hear from me. I don't plan on
sleeping for the next two days...

On Wed, Dec 7, 2011 at 8:39 PM, Abbi Pope  wrote:

Dudee..I can NEVER sleep.
So, I'm with you.

On Wed, Dec 7, 2011 at 8:46 PM, Shayla Danielson wrote:

lucky you!
I'm leving on bark chocolate righte now..

On Wed, Dec 7, 2011 at 8:49 PM, Shayla Danielson wrote:

I mean... I'm living on Dark chocolate right now.
 On Wed, Dec 7, 2011 at 11:01 PM, Shayla Danielson wrote:

Six pages of 20 done. I also realized that frozen green beans are the way to go
if you need a healthy, keep you awake snack. I just have to make sure I don't
get a brain freeze.

My goal. Stay up until this gets done. If I have to miss seminary I will!
This is a scary possessed author side of me that I didn't know I had...

On Thu, Dec 8, 2011 at 12:05 AM, Shayla Danielson  wrote:

It's me again! I'm onto page 8 and think I'm doing about two pages an hour....I need to write an additional twelve so I'm looking at finishing at 6 am or so. then I have to read over it and revise it. Make it work and flow. Perhaps you will have woken up by then and will have a chance to read all of these.

I need something to do every hour that takes my mind off reading so I am going to write you, do twelve sit-ups or pushups, use the restroom and drink water. I ate all of my beans
and quite honestly cannot eat anymore *They started getting soggy =P* . Maybe I'll break down and eat the leftover chocolate...

On Thu, Dec 8, 2011 at 1:09 AM, Shayla Danielson  wrote:
I've gotten a little faster. I am two lines away from getting onto page 12!
things are looking up and my story is really starting to get going.
I think I will have to go and rewrite parts of the beginning but the end is in site! *so niave...*

Twelve situps, a bottle refill, and a potty stop. Another hour has passed!

On Thu, Dec 8, 2011 at 2:06 AM, Shayla Danielson wrote:

I'm so close! finishing 13, and then on to 14! I think the way this thing is playing out though I might be done before pg. 20. woudn't that be nice?

time for a break and then back to the drawing board!

(no chocolate yet! I just might make it the whole night! ) *I didn't do that either...*

On Thu, Dec 8, 2011 at 3:06 AM, Shayla Danielson  wrote:

I'm doing it Abbi! I think that I have almost finished, another hour or so and the book is done! I might be well on my way to revising before 6.
To be honest, the only reason I've made it this long is because I'm sending these
stinking mensajes (as the mexicans call them) to you. It makes me feel like
I have someone to be obligated to...does that even make sense?
Idk...I have to remember to not use txt lingo in my story from time to time,

a couple lol's and 2maros about made their way in.

I'll be back in an hour!

On Thu, Dec 8, 2011 at 4:04 AM, Shayla Danielson  wrote:

What do you know? Its 4 and Im still awake!
Almost done...K'mar's creaming the bad guy as I type...
:) I love pandora! It has made tonight/day so much easier!

On Thu, Dec 8, 2011 at 5:06 AM, Shayla Danielson  wrote:

Done! but I have an alternate ending in mind so I'm writing that up now.
I've made it all night! I think that I'll probably sleep from seven to 11, then study for spanish, excercise and go to band. Then fail my spanish finals (not really :) ). come home work on revising the book...
I'm going to die tonight. *I didn't die....but I really wanted to, especially at midnight Thursday night, reworking that ending!!!*

On Tue, Dec 13, 2011 at 8:39 AM, Shayla Danielson wrote:

So I didn't fail my spanish final...but I didn't finish my book either...Mom and Dad found my battered corpse at 5:30 am, and promptly sent it to its crypt. I slept tell 11...dead to the world. I don't even remember taking a shower that day. I even skipped karate testing and worked on that book. Then Friday (the ninth) I worked on it until I finished it at 12, left for school, then came back and worked on it with my grandpa (who kindly kept my sleepdeprived mind on track). We had it finished ready to go an hour before the deadline. I sent it, only upon reading through it (outloud) realized that I had a couple corrections that still needed making! AGHHHHH!!!!!! Always, always, ALWAYS read your stuff outloud, it's the only way you'll pick up those small details you miss when reading. Also giving yourself more then 36 hours wouldn't be a bad idea...

I told you this would hurt...

- Stoss Cue


  1. CONGRATULATIONS!!! Shaylanne! You have no idea how many people attempt writing a novel and never do it! You've done it! I'm so happy for you! Also, thanks so much for reading CObbogoth and further more, for liking it! I would love it if you'd be willing to write up an honest review on amazon, or goodreads!

    Hannah L. Clark

  2. Hannah,
    Thank you! It's only the short story, but it has given me so much more incentive to finish the BIG ONE. I would appreciate it if (when you have time) you would read it over and tell me what you think? Also I would love to review your book! Look for it on Amazon!

    Many thanks!

    -Stoss Cue

  3. I would love to look over your story, right now is actually a good time, as I won't start writing bk2 until January. Send it along when you're ready.