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    Speling & grammer murderer, Sorrie! amlptj's Avatar
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    it horrified me too... i didnt get my permit until i was 18 because of the fear factor... thing is after your first month of real diving... you really get used to it and it becomes second nature. Dont worry you will be fine!

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    DEAR JESUS, ALLY! O.O That is one huge kitty!

    Congrats, Zoey, on your permit! That must have been really exciting. It's pretty normal to be scared about driving. I sure as heck was and I still am now because I drive safely and everyone else around me is driving like lunatics.

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    YAY KITTY!

    Part of me really want to drive so I can get to places on my own and such. But then the other part of me is like "ahhhhhhhhhhh"
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    I didn't get my license until my senior year. It wasn't because I was worried about driving (well, not really), but more because I just wasn't worried about it. I basically only ever went to school and church, and my mom worked at the school across the street, so I didn't see the need. When I finally did get it, it was because my mom said *she* needed me to have it.
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    My parents had to force my brother to get his. I've always been really enthusiastic about getting mine, I think to the point where I started to (in my mind) get a little cocky about it. So when I actually sat down and started to drive, it was kind of shocking how many things you have to do at once, and all the things you have to keep track of when driving. It also has gotten real so fast, you know?
    I've always been the person who couldn't wait to grow up and move out. Except now that that's happening in a couple years, it's all going by really fast.
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    Hey BG! How are you?

    Dont worry Zoe, my first time driving. I was terrified. No one in my family drove... not since my grandfather but he passed away when i was 8. Since then i'd rarely been in cars and had to rely on public transportation for everything. I didnt know what any the the buttons did... didnt know which peddle was the gas, or that the steering wheel moves back after you make a turn...

    My first lesson the guy told me on the phone (had to pay for an instructor) that we would just practice turns in a secluded area. And for the first hour of the lesson that's what i did... and i was happy and content with that... then he tells me to pull out of the parking lot... I slammed on the breaks and was like "What?! Are you serious... with real people on the road?" He laughed and made me do it. I was TERRIFIED! But after the first three blocks... i realized it wasn't hard.

    I only had four lessons that were two hours each and I passed the driving test the first time.
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    I don't really like cars so I don't think I'll ever drive. I'd rather take the bus but congrats on getting your permit Zoe!


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    Here, you can't drive or get your learner's or anything 'till you're 17. In Canada, depends on the province.
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    The lessons here are one hour each and there is only three of them. You also skip driving in a secluded area. They pick me up at my house and I go straight to driving with people on the road. Deep down I know it will be fine, and even if it isn't the people still have a break to prevent me from hitting something. But there's still that little, anxiety driven part of my brain that is freaking the eff out. *sigh*

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    It will get easier with time! Good luck though!
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    so wanna hear something weird? today driving home i got a SNI... for a YA romance... what the hell!!! Thats so not a genre i can write...
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    Is it contemporary romance or paranormal, Ally?

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    Contemp. romance shockingly. No fantasy, thriller or horrish aspects involved... which... if you really knew all my ideas and books... is NOT LIKE ME at all...

    It would be a touching gooshey sad book...
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    I love YA Contemporary Romances of the sad and gushy variety!

    That's what my unfinished wip is about, sad and gushy romance.


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    Quote Originally Posted by amlptj View Post
    Contemp. romance shockingly. No fantasy, thriller or horrish aspects involved... which... if you really knew all my ideas and books... is NOT LIKE ME at all...

    It would be a touching gooshey sad book...
    I say give the story idea a try. You might actually like writing the genre.

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    Changed the 'Off With Her Head' cover.

    “They do sometimes go crazy, these people, because the world is telling them not to want the things they want. It can seem saner to give up--but then one goes insane from giving up.”

    -E. Lockhart, The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks

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    i just wrote a little summary... to but in my "Other Ideas" folder.

    Emma Dilinger know life was always unfair. At 16 she was already the class dork who was brutally picked on her whole life, and now her only and best friend of 13 years Westly will have to move three states away at the end of the year. But Em never realized that life could be cruel and unusually unfair until she was diagnosed Ewing's Sarcoma a rare and aggressive type of bone cancer. Doctors tell her she will only have a year to live if she is lucky.

    Her life thrown upside down, she tries to continue on as normal and keep hope. But faced with her own mortality, having never really lived in life she begins to breakdown... that is until Wes, comes up with a plan. Something to give them both meaning... something to change there lives. Take down the bullies that have ruined there lives. Humiliate them and torment them before Em dies and Wes moves away forever. Take back the school for themselves and all the other poor crushed souls.
    During the book as Emma and Wes transform into badasses. Emma begins to contemplate that she will die a virgin, so Westly offers to help with that. But what turns in to casual sex, starts to have more strings attached.

    Sadly although there plan turns out in there favor... Emma dies at the end of the book.
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    Oooh I love it, Tally! I love how colorful both covers are.

    Ally - That sounds like a great story. You should definitely give it a shot and write it. You never know where it might go.


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    I really like the idea, Ally!
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    Tally, that cover is awesome!
    I really want to write SOMETHING today so I'm word warring, probably with myself, from :15 - :50. If anyone wants to join, you're welcome to!

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    Thanks, MR!
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    Oh my Goodness. My twifties. It's been too long. I have missed you all so much.
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    CASH! *pounces*


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    Quote Originally Posted by Elysium View Post
    CASH! *pounces*
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