Oh my goodness! clockstrikesblack’s character description of her protagonist, Emeline De Vane (sorry, I spelled her name wrong on the picture!), was so cool that I had to draw it D:
It’s awesome characters like this that make stories worth reading C: Good characters need to be complex, and from this description, Emeline sounds wonderfully so! <3
I hope clockstrikesblack doesn’t mind that I did this D: If you like Alice in Wonderland-esque things, g to her page and look through her stuff- you’ll be happy you did!
I can proudly say that I screamed when I saw this! I am so honored that I can’t even express how I feel right now *being really sappy*. Not only is this artwork beautiful, but the outfit is pretty close to what I had imagined when I wrote the novel.
I just wanna say Thank You to everyone who replied to the question about my book. It really meant a lot to me!
It would be great if you guys answered this poll so I know what to add to my blog.
Literally a week ago I was confused about what to do with my book and whether or not people would even want to read it…
Now I have a growing list of followers and may be able to get paid to make ebook covers!
I just want to say thank you to all my followers and those who are giving me confidence without even knowing it!
So I got a question from one of my other blogs and felt like posting an explanation on here.
After reading some of my previous posts, an anon wondered if this was a love story between The Mad Hatter and Alice (explaining why he misses her so terribly). This is correct, though I want it to be known that Alice is an adult when The Mad Hatter falls in love with her.
And although The Mad Hatter loves Emeline by association (he believes her to be Alice), Emeline is 18 and The Mad Hatter is 20 (so nothing pedophilic, I assure you!)
Hope that clears things up/makes it less creepy
A picture depicting one of my favorite quotes from the entire book series: "What’s the matter Alice, don’t you love me anymore?"
A teasing excerpt from The Clock Strikes Black
Her trembling hands reached for the handle, which would give way to the stranger on the other side. She could already tell by the slight movement of the handle that a hand rested upon it on the opposite side. “I know you are in front of the door, must I pull you out?” The voice was coaxing, yet she could detect a hidden lilt of impatience. The voice was steel wrapped with a silken veil. The tone did nothing to quell her fear, making her wonder what a ghost would want with a young girl.
With baited breath she threw the door open, expecting to see only air. Instead, she found herself face to face with a cunning smile and flashing silver eyes. “Hello Alice.” She stood motionless, not sure whether she should run into the sanctuary of her room or marvel at the handsome features of the man’s face. “Oh, how I have missed you.” He sighed, hands clamping onto her shoulders as he inspected her from the shadows.
Please remember that all plots, characters, scenes, and quotes are copyright of Kelly Nichols and “The Clock Strikes Black”. If you borrow this without my permission it is Stealing.
I figured I’d put up one of my new book covers forThe Clock Strikes Black, my young adult book based on Lewis Carroll’sAlice in Wonderland.
Though the model is me, it’s meant to represent the violet eye of Emeline De Vane, who is the main character. She is kidnapped by The Mad Hatter in the first chapter of the book and spends the rest of the novel trying to find a way back home while meeting several of Wonderland’s famous inhabitants.
Getting to work
I’ve recently contacted my Aunt, who is a published author, and have picked up a lot of different ideas on how to make myself more well-known.
Although I’ve been trying to publish under traditional publishing houses for the past few years, I’ve decided that I’m going to try epublishing. Although epublishing is still frowned upon by many people I believe that it’s better than sitting around in fear of trying it.
I’m currently creating profiles on several different websites in hopes of gathering a following and putting my name out there.
The Clock Strikes Black
Though it may sound cliched and overused, my version of Alice in Wonderland is a darker version. Though I know this idea is nothing new, especially since Tim Burton covered it, I feel I have very unique twists and plot connections that take from Lewis Carroll, but also has a refreshing take on a fond story.
Unlike in Lewis Carroll’s version, one of my main characters is The Mad Hatter, who has become bitter in Alice’s absence. In a mad attempt to recover his missing love, he kidnaps a girl who he mistakes for Alice.
Though I don’t want to reveal too much of the plot, we follow this girl as she wanders through the warped Wonderland in hopes of finding her way back home.
First off, my name is Kelly Nichols. I’m 19 years old and am a sophomore in a general English major.
In the past I have published several poems, but have been more interested in publishing my novels since sixth grade.
My strongest genre is horror and suspense, though I also frequent fantasy (fairies) and action/adventure (quests).
Although I currently have several books that I’m trying to publish, my main focus is my young-adult book, which is based onAlice in Wonderland. It’s called The Clock Strikes Black and was previously rejected for being too bloody (I edited it so it’s ‘edgy’ instead of violent).
I created this tumblr to hopefully find other authors and possibly gain interest in my novel.