Author: Anthony Luis Burgos
Release Date: September 23rd, 2012 / 12am est.
I remember growing up me and a few people were alwaysssss writing. One of the closest people in the group of writers is my bestie Anthony Burgos. He would start off writing these INSANE books with crazy twists and turns and we’ll be on the phone all night while he reads what he wrote and I bug out at the crazy plot he’d come up with lol. After many attempts, he finally finished something that’ll blow your minds! This is a huge deal to me because I’ve been waiting for the day that everyone see’s how great and entertaining of a writer he is. So I can only imagine how excited he is since its HIS book!! Haha..
I took the time to ask him what he emotionally and mentally went through during the creative process… Writing an entire book can’t be easy! Here’s what he said;
Anthony: “I want to introduce myself, my name is Anthony Luis Burgos and I am an aspiring writer. As a young child I loved to write, it became a big part of my life. I am now 27 years old and have finished my book, the first book I ever wrote that I am self publishing. All my life I have had people tell me to publish my books but I never knew how to do that. I googled publishing and it seemed nearly impossible to get published. Now with the likes of Nook, Kindle and iBooks anyone can get your books published and make money from it. I finished my first teen drama book entitled “Sec4rets” last month and I am so pleased with it. The writing process was one filled with so many emotions. I went through being happy, angry, sad, confused, and lost. When I write I write for a reason and that is to have people out there relate to something, so when I wrote some scenes in my book I did cry. There were also times where I lost my way and felt like I wouldnt finish the book at all, I didnt know where I wanted the book to go or how I wanted the characters to be. I was in a major writers block point for about a whole month. I sat back and took that month off and just let ideas come to me, and low and behold they came like a tidal wave and I was back to writing my book again. As a writer I had my writing process in mind, not all authors have the same state of mind for their project but I had my way and it worked. At the beginning of writing I had the characters names, the storylines and the ending. I feel that you should have a ending before you start writing so that when you start writing you have a idea of how it should flow, so that it can get to that final chapter and final scene you have in your head. I may have changed some of the story lines a few from time to time but the ending always stayed the same in my head. The funny thing is that this is a teen drama series and I already have the ending for the final book (which is number 8 lol) and now I know what I need to do to get to that ending that i yearn to reach. Overall the writing process is very fun but at times can be very stressful because I do have friends waiting to read it and I dont want to let them down. I am excited for everyone to read it and I am already working on book 2 and have my writing process all in my head….ending and all…”
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We all have secrets…
Mark, Tiffany, Kevin and Kim are best friends. When they enter High School together they find out that it’s not all fun and games as they find out that drama is involved. They must stick together to get through High School but when they start to keep secrets from each other,ones that can tear them apart, their friendships will be tested as the secrets come out. So will their friendships survive or will the secrets be too much and tear them apart? Let the secrets come out…
A little teaser from Chapter 2…
“Today was such a great day.” Joseph said. Tiffany’s younger brother was so excited to be in Junior High School. He had met some new kids and they were all cool.
“I am glad you had a great day honey.” His mother, Cassie had replied.
“Yeah punk I’m happy for you.” Tiffany wasn’t really caring at the moment about her brothers first day of school. She was trying to control herself, a few minutes ago she had checked her Facebook. Mark had updated his status.
Mark Perez: So happy to be back home in NYC. Just came back from talking to my sis and she made me laugh and feel so much better.
She couldn’t believe that he had not called her or texted her to let her know he was home. She felt neglected.
“What’s wrong?” Cassie asked Tiffany
“Nothing mom I am okay.” She was obviously lying and her mother knew it.
“Listen, why dont you call him. I know he is your best friend but maybe he is going through something and needed time. Try to call him again.”
“I tried to call him so many times this Summer. I am so done with trying. He needs to call me now.” Tiffany kissed her mom and walked to her room.
She opened the door to her room and slammed it shut behind her. She couldnt believe that he would neglect her the way he was. She was there for him through so much. He was there for her when her father had died. They had their first kiss with each other. It was awkward afterwards but they still remained friends and loved each other. She was baffled by what was going on. She threw herself on her bed and stared at the ceiling. She closed her eyes when all of a sudden her phone rang. She didn’t even bother to look at the name she just clicked the answer button.
“Hello.” She said into the phone.
“Hi.” The voice replied back. She knew the voice.
Mark sat there at his computer. Facebook still up and running.
“Hello?” He said into the phone waiting for the person to speak.
“Hi.” The other person had finally responded.
“I am so sorry.” Mark replied back.
“What the hell is wrong with you?” Tiffany yelled back at Mark.
“I am so sorry for not calling you all Summer. I have been going through some stuff that I needed to work out.”
“That is no fucking excuse. I been calling you. I been trying to talk to you. I needed you.” Tiffany was irate.
“I understand that you are mad at me but I do need to talk to you about something. I want to talk to all of you about this but I want to talk to you first. This is really important.” Mark’s voice began to crack. He was trying not to cry. Tiffany must have heard it cause she calmed down.
“Well we can talk if thats what you want. I am still mad at you but I will always be your best friend.” Mark hoped she meant what she said.
“Thank you Tiff. I will see you tomorrow at school and we can talk. I love you have a good night.”
“Love you too jack rabbit.” Tiffany said as she smiled. Mark ended the call.
He put the phone down onto his computer desk and stared at Facebook. He was on George’s page. There was a picture of them that they had taken at a fair while he was in Pennsylvania. They both were smiling from ear to ear. They had their arms around each others necks. Mark smiled as he stared at the picture. Just then a icon appeared at the top of his Facebook page. He had received a private message. He looked at it and noticed that it was from someone he didn’t know. He didn’t recognize the name and there was a picture of a street sign that read
Mark opened it and there on the screen was something that scared him.
Hey there Mark. I know you and you know me. Right now I dont want you to know who I am but do know that I will be watching you. I know the reason why you left NYC and you make me sick. So just know that I will keep a eye on you and the truth always comes out in due time.
Someone knew the truth. Mark’s heart jumped in his chest and he felt sick. Someone was going to expose him. Someone wanted to ruin his life and his friendships.
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