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!