Updates!

Hey everyone!

It’s been a while since I’ve posted on this so I wanted to give you guys an update on the Soulmates series. While I finished the final draft of Soulmates over a month ago, I’m having two of my closest friends read it over and give me feedback on it.

I’ve officially started Bond, the second book in the series. I am about to finish Chapter One and can’t believe that the writing process is so much easier this time. Comes with experience, I guess.

The entire second book already has an outline for the twenty chapters, unlike when Soulmates was written. I wrote the first book without the detailed outline I have set for Bond, which is probably why it took so long. I’m estimating that Bond will be finished before I start my sophomore year of college.

On the topic of publishing Soulmates, I’m hoping to do it at the end of July or the beginning of August! Once my editors are done reading it, I will edit anything I need to and get started on the publishing progress immediately. Thank you all for being so patient and understanding!

For the website, I will definitely be more active. The majority of my hiatus is over, so I will be posting more often.

Love you all,

Kaitlin

Hiatus

Hey guys! Due to it being my senior year and I am graduating in a week, I will be going on a small break for everything Soulmates related. I will be partaking in final exams, senior activities, and traveling around the world. Soulmates is scheduled to be published sometime this summer, so please keep an eye out for a specific date!

See you all again soon!

Music: Action in Soulmates

Like my last post said, I love listening to music while I write. In fact, I’m doing it right now! I find it super relaxing and helps describe what I envision in my mind.

Anyways, there is a large amount of action in Soulmates. While writing these scenes, I felt that to get the mood of whatever was happening right, I had to listen to music that reflected it. So I made a list of the music I listened to the most while writing the intense sitting-on-the-edge-of-your-seat parts:

  • American Trash — Innerpartysystem
  • I’m So Sorry — Imagine Dragons
  • Everybody Wants to Rule the World — Lorde
  • Railroad Track — Willy Moon
  • Run — AWOLNATION
  • I’d Love to Change the World — Jetta
  • Heart of Courage — Thomas Bergersen
  • Ash — Secession Studios
  • Bordoneo y 900 — Juan José Mosalini

Music: Marciella and Damon

I’m a huge fan of music. I love listening to it for every occasion and moment possible. Of course, I have music designated for when I was writing Soulmates. I even made specific music for each relationship and character on my iTunes!

When writing the relationship between Marciella and Damon, there is a variety of music. There had to be music for the beginning, when they were unfamiliar with each other, and how it blossomed into what it did. In fact, these are all the songs from my playlist for Marciella and Damon:

  • Come a Little Closer — Cage the Elephant
  • Between the Raindrops — Lifehouse
  • Relax My Beloved — Alex Clare
  • Crazy In Love (2014 Remix) — Beyoncé
  • Say Something — A Great Big World
  • A Thousand Years — Matt McAndrew
  • Warriors — Imagine Dragons
  • Les Champs-Elysées– Joe Dassin

Potential Books in the Series

I was thinking about all the things I could write for the Soulmates series and I had the best idea ever. Since I am in love with this idea and all of the characters, I have decided to make this world as in-depth as possible.

The first book, which is about to be published, Soulmates, is the beginning of the series. The second book, Bond, and the third/final book, Break, are the main installments. I have decided to write a few novellas about some of the characters as well.

There will be:

  • a novella about Damon
  • a novella about Emily and her relationship with her significant other who is not her Soulmate
  • a novella about Arthur and Melanie
  • perhaps a novella about everyone’s life after the end of Break

I hope to be able to deliver everything to you guys as this is a really cool idea with a variety of characters who I wish to share with everyone possible.

Update on Soulmates

The first editing process is finally done! It took me almost two weeks to edit and revise the twenty chapters of Soulmates. Two of my most trusted friends are reading over the second draft and are giving me feedback throughout the week.

I still have to format the book to put into publishing format and design a cover and back for the book. I hope for the book to be in the publishing process before I graduate from high school.

Soulmates will be available to you soon!

The Dynamics Between Soulmates

The relationship between two Soulmates is a sacred and treasured thing. It is pure love and being with one another completely. There are fights and disagreements, of course, but overall your relationship with your Soulmate is usually one of the most important things in your life.

In Soulmates, the main couple is Marciella Hart and Damon Axel. They are complete opposites in almost every way, which was fun to pair together. Despite their differences, they compliment each other. I love their relationship so much because it truly grows throughout Soulmates. It gets stronger and more passionate with each page.

The relationship between Arthur and Melanie is a bit more loving instead of passionate. Arthur and Melanie find peace within each other and use the other to stay grounded. Instead of being driven mad by passion and anger and fighting, they are warm and soft to each other, accepting and understanding.

Every relationship between Soulmates is different, as is every couple. There are no two that are the same. Writing the different couples and how they interacted was a bit different for me because they are so complex. I hope you like them!

How Soulmates Began

The first time I ever thought of the idea of having your Soulmate’s name emblazoned on your wrist when you turned a certain age would be when I saw it as a writing prompt. The idea was intriguing and I was penning down ideas before I knew it.

I had always wanted to write a book, ever since I was little and learned how to read. Reading and writing became my favorite pastimes, next to playing volleyball and hanging out with my friends.

Having your Soulmate’s name on your wrist should come with problems, right? Like, what if your Soulmate didn’t want to be with you? What if you knew your Soulmate but didn’t like them as a person? What if you didn’t get a name at all?

And that’s where it began. I would write every day, a few hundred words here, maybe five thousand words there. It’s a long process but it has been rewarding. I finished the second rough draft of Soulmates on May 11, 2015. I am currently in the editing process and plan on publishing my debut novel soon.