Monday, December 31, 2012

After tonight.

Awhile ago, I wrote this short story. I am currently writing this story into a full novel, Hungry Eyes. 

A short story written by Corey Seeley

After tonight, I vow to keep your memory alive
After tonight, I will struggle to keep any memory alive
After tonight, I know that you're real
After tonight, I am going to find you

When you meet someone, whether it's at a coffee shop, a bar, the library? Anywhere you happen to meet people. Let's say, in this story, you met her in a bar. You communicate; learn about each other in the quick average 10-15 minutes that you get a chance to make an impact. Well, you made a pretty big impact. Out of every guy in this bar, she lets you buy her a beer. She drinks beer? Yes, this means this girl is already better than the other 5 girls you've chatted with tonight. Why do you still refer to them as girls? You're 22 years old, these females are women now. Grow up! So... she opens up, a little. She's telling you about her past, letting you in. You ask her if you could bum a cigarette off of her, she smiles and says yes. The night goes on, and two hours later, she calls for a cab. You're a gentleman tonight, so you wait with her. A cab pulls up, as she is opening the door, she turns back to you, and gives you a hug. A long hug, approximately 6 seconds long. An average hug is 3 seconds, at most. Anything more than 3 seconds is an emotional gesture. Remember, a full second is a Mississippi. As the 6 second hug comes to and end, she lays her lips upon yours. Her red lipstick, a warm sensation of cherry tingles your tongue. She smiles at you, and gets inside of the taxicab. Little did you know, you would never see her again? Why? Because she doesn't exist, She's a fixation of your pathetic imagination. You're still in a coma, you dickhead! You won't taste lipstick, because you can't taste anything. You're pretty much dead. Come to terms with this, and stop dreaming. 

I’m not dead. I’m here; she was here. She’s the only thing I can actually remember, and I know she is real. An imagination of a moment so pure, wouldn’t have felt so existing. My fingers, they tremble. I need to wake up. Please, wake me up.

When you’re dead, I’m alive. When you’re alive, I am dead. I have the memories you will require in order to find her. The only memory I can leave you with, is that night. She’s in trouble… Caden… go save her, before the memories fade away from me as well…

After tonight, she’s inches from death
After tonight, you’ve died twice
After tonight, those 6 seconds will be missed
After tonight, I vow to keep her memory alive

“We have a pulse.” “Keep it steady.” “He’s responding.”
Voices, they surround me. All around me, voices, names, questions. I won’t respond, because I merely don’t know how. I do not know where I am, or who I am. I recall one memory, like it was yesterday. I feel hungry, hungry for something.

Liebster Award.

The lovely Lindsay Pate has nominated me for this award. I'm honored, and I'd like to take this time to thank a couple of people. This is my first award speech, so bare with me... I'm joking, of course. It is very nice to be nominated for this award though. I recently started this blog with the purpose to get my writing more involved in this world. In the last two months, I have done just that. Lindsay Pate and I are working together on Mechanical Heart, and I'm also involved in a lot of other writing projects. I have big, big plans for my blog and I'm happy with how things are going. 

Facts about me. Some things you might already know.
1. I'm twenty-one years young.
2. I've been writing since middle school, it all started with poetry and song.
3. Some people think I'm a narcissist, most of these "people" are lovely ex-girlfriends of mine. 
4. I enjoy yoga, and running. 
5. I'm a vegetarian, and I strongly believe it makes me better than most of you. Oh wait, I'm supposed to be convincing you that I'm not a narcissist. 
6. I'm very sarcastic, if you couldn't tell already.
7. I have tattoos. 
8. I like pro wrestling, mixed martial arts, and most sports.
9. All through high school I wrestled in a backyard wrestling league. If I could do it again, I would.
10. I'm a huge comic book fan. I know some writers don't like comics and graphic novels, but I love them. 
11. I like coffee, and beer. I drink both a little too much.
Q&A with Lindsay Pate. Questions asked by Lindsay, answered by me.
1.  Q. What is your favorite thing to rant about? A. Sex, drugs, rock and roll.

2.  Q. What is your favorite aspect of writing? A. The idea of a new creation.

3.  Q. What makes you feel the best that you have ever felt? A. Writing, and letting others read my writing. 

4.  Q. How structured are you with your writing? A. Surprisingly not that structured. My first draft on Hungry Eyes is just writing. I try not to edit it because it ruins the writing flow. I just jump in and write exactly what's in my mind. I planned out how the novel will be written, but the writing itself is just my writing. After the 1st draft I'll edit more and more. 

5.  Q. What has been the best book you have read in the last year? A. It's a tie between Warm Bodies, and Gone Girl. I read Warm Bodies in January, and Gone Girl recently. Both of these books are on my top ten list. They are both must-reads in my opinion. 

6.  Q. What is your favorite genre of books to write? To read? I enjoy a lot of different genres. I like crime thrillers, and suspense novels. I also enjoy weird fantasy, horror, mystery, and sci-fi. 

7.  Q. What or who inspires you to write? Life. 

8.  Q. How do you picture your writing career developing? A. I don't wish for fame, or fortune. I want to make a comfortable living off of writing, obviously. Who wouldn't want that? My main goals consist of getting my stories heard. I love writing, and I love the different stories and worlds that I have created and plan on creating. I want others to see what I see inside my head. I want to let the world into my world of writing. This world is a tough place to live in for a lot of people, and reading was always my escape. I would read and write to get away from all the hurt that I constantly went through. I want others to read my stories and I want to help them escape from this world, and into a whole new world. When life has kicked you down to the ground, I want to be the writer of the novel that helped you get back up.

9.  Q. Who is your favorite classic author? Why? Ray Bradbury. He's my favorite writer and the author of my favorite novel, Fahrenheit 451. I personally think he's one of the smartest writers that ever lived. The way his mind worked, the way he used his words. Brilliant man.

10.  Q. Do you enjoy writing true to life events or creating your own world? A. Both. I enjoy writing on my own because it's more of a thrill for me, but I also enjoy writing meaningful pieces about events that have occurred. I enjoy both for different reasons.

11.  Q. What is your favorite short story you have ever written? A. I wrote a short story titled "After Tonight." It's the short story that inspired me to write a full length novel, Hungry Eyes. I should probably let you all read this short story soon, shouldn't I?

Drum roll please...

My nominations for this award...
Kym Scally. --
Emily Raphael. --
Raymond Sardella. --

These are my questions for all the nominees. Have fun!
1. If you could cowrite a novel with any author in the world, who would it be and why?

2. Do you have a favorite novel?

3. What's the most unusual story you've ever written?

4. What genre of writing do you feel you'll have the most success in?

5. At what age did you first get a glimpse at the writing world?

6. Who is your favorite author? Why?

7. Do you hope to get professionally published, or go the indie route? Why?

8. 2012 is almost over, what is the biggest thing you've accomplished this past year?

9. Do you have any major goals for 2013?

10. Are you currently working on any big writing projects? Explain.

11. Where do you want your blog to be this time next year?

I hope everyone has a Happy New Year!!!

Be safe!

Thursday, December 27, 2012


Are you ready? Are you stoked? Excited? Yes? No? Well on monday, January 7th, part one of Mechanical Heart will be debuted. Every monday after that, it will continue.

If you have any questions, feel free to email me, or contact me on twitter.


Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Updated news.

I recently said I was working with Lindsay Pate on a story series that will be posted on both of our blogs. We have some updated news on that.

The name of the story is: Mechanical Heart.

We also have a release date: Monday, January 7th. After that, every monday we will continue the story.

Mechanical Heart is a story that takes place in a futuristic world controlled by Droids. What do you do when the technology you once adored, now tortures you and everyone you love? Tune in Monday January 7th to find out.

More info will come soon.

Friday, December 7, 2012


Hey everyone, I have some major news that I'm super stoked to tell you all about.

I've said numerous times that I was planning on writing other pieces, short stories, and even bigger things as well as working on my novel Hungry Eyes. Well, I have some news regarding this.

I'm working with author Lindsay Pate on a story series that will be posted on both of our blogs every monday. What this means is that every monday, a 500 word piece will be posted. The same story will continue, monday after monday, and so on. We will both be taking on a different roll within the story, and I'm extremely excited to be working with her.

If you have never heard of her, you should probably go check out her blog, and read some of her work. She's a young writer like me, and she is tremendously talented. 

On Monday, the 10th, I will release the title of the story-series, as well as a little bit of information regarding what it's about. The start date will be announced soon also. 

Again, both of our blogs will be posting this story. 



Sunday, December 2, 2012

Hungry Eyes genre is...

Yesterday I was asked numerous times if my novel Hungry Eyes was a Young Adult novel. I didn't give anyone a clear answer, because I didn't want to release the genre of the novel until I was finished writing it. It was recommended to me that to help the people that are following my writing, that I should let everyone know what genre it is that I am writing. Everyone assumes that because I'm only 21 years old, I am a YA writer. Well, I'm not.

I don't want people to think that I'm disrespecting YA novels in any way, because I'm not. I like YA novels, I've read and enjoyed many of them. I chose not to be a young adult writer because the characters, the conflicts, and ideas that run through my head, are not suited for a young adult audience. I don't like listing myself under a category but I'll try my best. Hungry Eyes will probably be listed as a romance novel. Not because it's a Nicholas Sparks type of novel, but because the main plot revolves around two characters that are drawn together while battling a conflict that was brought upon the both of them. I would like to think it would at atleast be a suspense romance, or a thriller, because in some ways it's very dark. Maybe urban? I've said it numerous times before, I'm not positive as to what It will end up being listed as. Romance will definitely be one of the genres.

I don't list myself as a genre writer yet because I don't know where I'm going to end up. Ten years from now, I'll be thirty one, and I could end up writing a science fiction novel, because I find aliens very interesting. Don't go labeling me a sci-fi writer now, because that will irritate me. At this very moment in time, I'll call myself a writer thats currently working on his debut novel Hungry Eyes. That is all.

REMEMBER. I am still very new to the writing world. I'm also very young. Being 21, and writing a novel is not the easiest thing to accomplish. I'm expecting to self publish it, and see what happens. I don't consider writing a hobby, because this is a huge part of my life. Am I expecting to make a living off of writing right away? No. I will be working other jobs, and doing other things, but at the end of the day, writing is simply who I am. I get judged constantly, even by people who are close to me. I don't have the support that I probably should have in order to make all of this flow together and work out. A lot of writers that I have spoken with tell me they have family and friends that support them every day. I honestly don't have that, and I'm not saying I particularly need it either. I get more support from people who follow me on twitter than I do from those who are close to me. I'm not complaining, or trying to write a sob story, but I'm just speaking the truth. I have a wonderful family and a few really great friends. The things I've done in the past have caused people to look at me and see a guy who isn't really going anywhere. I understand that, and I take full responsibility for all of that. I learned to accept who I am, and the mistakes that I made, because everything happens for a reason. I am who I am today, because of all those mistakes. I guess I like being the underdog, because I have been my entire life. I don't exactly know where I'm trying to go with this blog, but I'll stop in a minute...maybe.

Back to the genre of my novel...
I'm calling Hungry Eyes a romantic suspense novel. Things could change, but that is what I'm calling it today.

Again, I wasn't trying to disrespect any YA writers or YA novels. I just don't want people to assume I'm a YA writer because I'm 21.

More news on Hungry Eyes coming this week.

Thanks again, and have a great Sunday everyone!


Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Hungry Eyes Excerpt.

I changed my mind... I just couldn't wait to post this.

The name of my very first novel is... Hungry Eyes. 

I know it's a short excerpt, but when I post the prologue and the full length excerpt. It will all make more sense.

Keep in mind, I'm still on my very first draft of my novel.

I know it’s her, I’m positive. Her skin is ice cold; her finger tips tremble with every single touch. She puts her hands across my chest. She is here, with me. I gasp for breath, I search for words to say, but my mind is dispersed. I feel as if someone broke into my brain, and stole my ability to think straight. My tongue is completely numb. My lips are frozen, literally and figuratively. She comes closer, and puts her head upon my shoulder. She whispers into my ear.

            “You’re still here Caden, your heart’s still beating. I’ll take care of you.”

            I hear her voice and part of me shakes. I knew it was her, but it’s almost as if a part of me had no idea. She whispered those words into my ear like a widow saying goodbye to her beloved husband. I could feel the pain from within her voice. 

I try and speak, I mumble out a couple sounds…

            “I, I, mm, I’m…”

I move my tongue, and my lips quiver with pain, but the words just won’t come out. I can feel her eyes, they’re glued to me, and I wish I could gaze into them, but right now I can't. I cannot see anything, except for the insides of my swollen eyelids. The pain is unbearable, but that's not what concerns me. I don’t know where we are, or how we got here. Right now, I am only sure of one thing: he is still out there.  He’s not going to stop searching for us. I’m not in the right state, physically or mentally, to be able to protect her, but I know exactly what needs to be done. Hiding isn’t an option. I can’t run, at least not at this moment I can’t. I’m too weak to defend either of us. We both know what comes next, but neither of us will admit it to each other. She lies beside me, and it kills me that I can’t see her.

I am not alive, nor am I dead. I am simply here, lying next to a girl who is closer to death than I ever have been. This is saying something, considering six weeks ago I was clinically dead. My name is Caden Thompson, and this is my story. 

Just a sneak peak, for right now. Comment and let me know what you think of my excerpt for my very first novel Hungry Eyes.

Monday, November 26, 2012

It's Monday, and I have big news!

Good morning blog.

It's Monday morning! It's time to start my busy, and hopefully good week.

I have some important news for everyone that reads my work, follows my blog, and other social networking sites. THIS THURSDAY NOVEMBER 29th I WILL BE RELEASING A VERY SHORT EXCERPT FROM MY NOVEL. Yes, I will also release the name of the novel this Thursday. The following Thursday, December 6th, I will release a prologue. I'm very stoked for all of this, and I can't wait to hear what you all think about the excerpt, and prologue.

Stay tuned!

Have a great day everyone!


Saturday, November 24, 2012

Saturday morning blogging.

Good morning blog.

It's Saturday morning and I just made myself a cup of coffee. I'll be writing all morning but before that I have a couple of things I'd like to get off my chest.

Cups of coffee: 1

Don't be afraid to get personal with your readers.
I've learned a lot in the past couple of months about pretty much everything that matters to me. I lost someone very close to me this past summer and part of me never really got over that. I've struggled with standing on two feet for the last two years. Some days I would wake up and literally rethink everything I've ever done. Every single step I've taken. I've come to terms with a lot, and I've realized that thinking that way is completely ridiculous. The world is beautiful. Life is a magnificent show that will continuously play out. The cycle will keep spinning, and you have to make the decision as to whether you're going to be a part of the big picture or not.

This is one of the many reasons why I've decided to work ten thousand times harder on my writing. I want to be the best I can possibly be, but when it comes to writing, I'll never be finished. Every day I grow as a person and as a writer. We all do. Writing is a never ending talent. Being human is a never ending journey. I'll never give up on the future that I envision myself having.

This blog is all over the place, I know.
What I'm saying to all of you is this. If I could fix all my past mistakes, and change it all, I probably wouldn't be writing this right now. I wouldn't be a writer today. I'm a writer because of everything I have been through. The people I have met. The situations I have been through. Meeting someone, spending the night with that person, could change your aspect and view towards life. Losing a loved one, can change your view. It's all about perspective, that's it.

I have been burned over and over again, we all have right?
We have to take what we can get out of everything we have been through. A cancer patient takes the situation he or she has been through and turns it into a future best seller. I could write so many examples of hard times that people turned into something wonderful. Never give up, and never lose hope on what you want to accomplish. You can fall down eighteen times, but don't worry about the falling, just keep getting up. People ask me every single day. "Why do you want to be a writer?" Or, "You won't make any money unless you sell a best seller." I hear stuff like that constantly, and you know what I tell them every single time? I like to write. A simple yet mind boggling answer.

Cups of coffee: 2

Letting someone in could be the best thing that's ever happened to you.
(inspired by Ksenia Anske)
I'm not in love, but that doesn't mean that love isn't important to me. Everyone needs some sort of love. It motivates us. It fuels us to be the best we can be, right? Who do you want to impress more than anything? Who's advice do you listen to the most? The person that you love. Don't deny the love someone wants to show you. If you want someone, go get them. A writer I've never met inspired me about this certain subject. I'm not the friendliest person in the world. A lot of people close to me could describe me as grumpy, or kind of a jerk. I'm not this way out of hatred or anger. The thought of love itself just makes me very timorous, and it's hard for me to admit that. I'm not completely ready to let anyone in yet, but I'm working really hard on getting to that point.

This is a perfect example. A writer I've never met changed my view on my own writing and my perspective towards the subject of love. Anyone can truly make a huge impact in your life. Don't overlook anyone or anything.

Cups of coffee: 3
(this is my last cup, I swear..)

As a young writer, I often find myself reading my own work and discovering meaning behind what I've written. Does that make sense? I think it does. Going way back to how everything you've been through effects your writing. When I post the excerpt to my novel, the people close to me will probably know where it's coming from.

I hope everyone has a wonderful Saturday, and I'll end this blog with a deep quote from my favorite childhood movie.

"You must take your place, in the circle of life."

Comment and let me know what you thought of my all over the place blog.




Friday, November 23, 2012

A new chapter.

Hello everyone!

A new chapter in my life: Blogging.
I am extremely stoked to finally start blogging full time. I have a lot I plan to post on here very soon. Short stories, my opinionated rants, and of course the excerpt for my first novel. I haven't told anyone the name of my first novel yet, and when I post the excerpt on here I will also be releasing the name of it. Stay tuned and let me know what you all think about my work.