I know how Remembrance came to be by reading your blog but since its such a unique experience behind it, care to share with the readers? How did you come up with the story?
Remembrance was inspired by Taylor Swift’s "Love Story" music video. In the video, Taylor sees a guy while walking through campus, and the moment their eyes connect, the scene flashes to the two of them dancing at a beautiful ball dressed in clothes that appear to be from around the year 1815. It’s magical to watch, and the video is so amazing that it gave me chills. I watched it over and over again, and a story pieced together in my mind about a girl reincarnated from Regency Era, England, who doesn’t realize it until her soulmate transfers into her school and triggers her memories to gradually return to her. I started to write, and ended up with Remembrance!
Ah, the video gives me the chills too... it is magical! Great idea! So, did writing Remembrance present any specific challenges for you?
The biggest challenge I had while writing Remembrance was learning how to balance writing a novel and getting my homework done for college. If I wanted to finish writing the book I knew I had to write a certain amount of words every day. I decided that 1,000 words was a good number, and did my best to write 1,000 words daily. To do that I had to make sacrifices, like spending a little less time with my friends every day. But it was definitely worth it, and I had a completed first draft by the end of the school year.
A truly amazing accomplishment.. thank you for your sacrifices :) Are there any more stories brewing for you? Anything we can look forward to?
On December 8, 2011, I’m releasing the second part of the Transcend Time Saga—a short story taking place right after the events of Remembrance, called Vengeance. It will be told from Chelsea’s point of view. You can check it out here on Goodreads. The final part of the Transcend Time Series will be a full novel, and will come out at the end of 2012.
Wow, lots to look forward to! Are you a night owl or early bird?
I am a total night owl!
Me too! For fun, try and describe yourself in a sentence :)
I love reading and writing young adult books, and am pursuing my dream of sharing the stories I write with people all over the world.
Thank you so much for interviewing me on your blog!
Thank you for taking the time to answer my questions :D
Here is her book(s) Remembrance and Vengeance (aren't they gorgeous!?)
Remembrance (Transcend Time Saga #1)By Michelle Madow"New Hampshire high school junior Lizzie Davenport has been reincarnated from Regency Era, England ... but she doesn't know it yet.
Then Drew Carmichael transfers into Lizzie's school at the beginning of the year, and she feels a connection to him, almost like she knows him. She can't stop thinking about him, but whenever she tries talking with him about the mysteries behind her feelings, he makes it clear that he wants nothing to do with her. Reaching him is even more difficult because she has a boyfriend, Jeremy, who has started to become full of himself after being elected co-captain of the varsity soccer team, and her flirtatious best friend Chelsea starts dating Drew soon after his arrival. So why can't she seem to get him out of her mind?
Even though Lizzie knows she should let go of her fascination with Drew, the pair of them soon find that fighting fate isn't going to be easy."-Goodreads
Vengeance (Transcend Time Saga #2)By Michelle Madow
"The short story that takes place right after the events in Remembrance."- Goodreads
And finally here is the video that started it all!
Thanks for reading everyone and I hope you enjoyed it!!