My Ideal Movie Cast

So I’m sitting here writing on my book and thought that it would be very fun to plot out which celebrities would be perfect for each role.  As I get it finished, I’ll tell more about it plot wise and you guys definitely will be first to know when it’s published!  I can’t wait to have a hard copy in my hands.   Don’t you always read and say “hmm, if this were a movie, such and such would be PERFECT!”  I know that I always do that and hey, if my book is ever turned into a movie (fingers crossed!) here’s who I’d love to play the characters:

Jasmyn Precor:  main character, wardrobe stylist, pretty and creative, lives in LA

-Kelly Rowland would be Jasmyn come to life, honestly.  She looks just like I imagine Jasmyn.  Now can she act well enough?

If Kelly happens to be busy or *gasp* doesn’t want the role, Gabrielle Union is a close second

Jesse Knight:  Jasmyn’s love interest, actor

-Cam Gigandet would be a great Jesse.  As long as he’s blonde, he’d be a hot, good actor to play him.  Mmm, mm

Kimber DeMarco: Jasmyn’s best friend from college, Sexy model/designer/vixen, half Italian half Cuban, lives in Miami

-Eva Mendes allll the way embodies Kimber.

if Eva couldn’t do it, then looks wise I wouldn’t mind Megan Fox because she’s like the most beautiful girl in Hollywood right now and has a saucy sexy look.  However, I want someone with more of latin vibe, who has an accent.  But if she can convincingly do it, i’m all for it!

Natalie Monroe: Jasmyn’s hard working good friend in LA.  Has the best intentions but ends up betraying Jasmyn

-i’ve switched so much on the look of Natalie that I still don’t solidly have “her” in mind like I do with the other characters.   Right now, Jada Pinkett could be a good match as mentor/know it all older friend

Or Jennifer Lopez would make a great Natalie Monroe as well

and last but not least, Laura Lisle.  She’s Jesse’s current girlfriend, pretty hollywood perfect golden girl.

-Hayden Panattiere would be perfect for this role.  She has just the right look


So, I have a problem.  I’m writing a book, which i love dearly of course, but I am questioning the races of the characters.  I am black, and 2 of the characters are black and one is biracial.  The book doesn’t focus on race, per se, but the characters are black except for the main character’s love interest.  The thing is, i don’t want to be relegated to the African-American lit side because then that cuts off about 90% of the people who may want to read the book if it’s not in that small ass section of the bookstore.  It wouldn’t matter so much to change the race though, but they are slightly based on real life people and I like them being black because, really, should only black people be interested in black characters if it doesn’t affect the storyline?  the book is set in an upper-class type society and nothing is blatantly about race except the description. 

I should just change the race to white, huh?  I don’t want to be relegated to a section where only 13% of the population really even wanders and then have to cut down that percent to the people who will actually buy the book….when I could just make it a “white” book where white people, some blacks, some asians, some of anybody may read it.  Not to say that other races don’t read “black lit”, but it’s a steeper change that doesn’t seem economical when you think about it. 

Lol, guess blog writing is informative, because I pretty much summed up my own answers, huh?

Style Cravings

Working retail, especially in a mall, can be a real pain because it’s more sales driven than anything, but I so love when I get to help the customers plan outfits and accessories.  I want to work at a smaller boutique so that I can focus more on doing that, the styling.  I don’t like having to sell people on the store credit cards and all of that, i want the simple pleasure of style consultations.  Too bad there’s no where around here to work at that would let me thrive in that.  So regular retail it shall be until I probably move to Los Angeles.  I wish a mall around here at least had a Nordstroms or something so that I could work my way up to being a personal shopper!  Damn these “average” stores around here 😦

My birthday is Wednesday 😀  I can’t believe a whole year has passed; man, time flies!  I’ve turned 21, graduated, gotten published more, so some good has happened the past year.  Got fatter though, lol, so I need to get that baggage off of me!  Wonder what this 22nd year of my life will hold. 


Got back RAVE reviews from the editor on my piece that I wrote 🙂  She said that I’m very talented and will be a star at the magazine.  Woot Woot!  Best thing I’ve heard all year(granted, we’re not even a month in, but YA KNOW, lol).  That is my great news, and they want to use me for much more, so I am very pleased.

Went to a party on Sunday.  The thing is, I hate clubbing in the winter, because most of my going out clothes are summery (read: skimpy, legs out, boobs out, etc) so it’s tough picking something for winter.  Not only that, it also means coat check.  Boo!  So, I didn’t feel like coat checking since we parked only a block away, so like an idiot, I ran that block with no coat in below zero weather in a satin shirt.  Needless to say, now I’m sick as a dog 😦  Doesn’t help my friendly disposition.  On top of that, there is supposed to be a great party tonite with pro athletes and what not and now I can’t go….boooooooooooo!

well, I did get to meet another of my fave video vixens at the party, Melyssa Ford.

Melyssa Ford

Professional Standard

Today I did my first interview as a freelance journalist.  Not a student, not an intern, but a journalist.  Wow, that feels good 🙂

I think that it went well, at least, i certainly hope that I got enough info to write something stellar.  They pay well for it and I look forward to doing more.  I’m grinning, aren’t i a giddy loser? lol. 

My friend was saying, oh, you seem so professional now.  Little ole me, Vonnie the professional!  I’ll let you guys know when the article is out.  Ciao, bellas

Driven for the Good Life

My trip to LA has renewed my vigor and desire for the good life.  My tastes run too rich and lavish to not drive myself to succeed beautifully.  With that said, I am glad that things are starting to roll and I will continue to make moves towards a career and, hopefully soon, a move to Los Angeles.  The great thing is, my mom also wants to move there, which would make me very happy.  That’s one of my best friends, ya know?

So for the new year, I am on a MISSION:

1. Write, write, write….this means, working on my novel, pumping out articles for freelance, updating my blog at least every 2 days, and hopefully finding a job with a magazine or ezine.

2. workout mind and body….If I’m moving to the land of the superficial and expect to write about beauty/fashion, I need to be ON POINT.  I want to get down to size 4, 6 at the most (I’m a 12/14 now).  So that means working out, eating right, getting rid of excuses.  And I will be reading even more.  I already read a lot, but I want to read all of the books that I’ve ever said I wanted to read.  Get my mind right!  

I would suggest the book “How to Become Famous in Two Weeks (or less)” for anyone looking for help on becoming fabulous.  I just read it in LA and it was fantastic.  I also want to read Posh’s book and Kimora Lee Simmon’s.

3. Network, socialize, put forth more effort.  I’m such a laid back person, I need to actively get out and network.  Nothing will be handed to me since I am not a true socialite or possess supermodel looks.  I have to get on the grind, charm my way into fabulosity!

What are some of your new years resolutions? 


I can not believe how quickly graduation is approaching!  My internship supervisor sent out my resume yesterday so that it would come from the agency to a magazine that I really want to work for, and it just solidified that I will be really looking for a job, not just an internship, not just for a break, but a career.  How daunting! 

 Anyone know of any model agency/magazine job openings in Illinois or for online magazines?  I can’t believe my time as a student is almost up 😦  Real world, here I come….ready or not

Harry Potter

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

It is with a sense of fulfillment but incredible sadness that I started and finished the 7th part of the Harry Potter series today. Years, 10 to be exact, have gone into knowing these characters, learning to love them and their desires/weaknesses/pains/problems, so it is tantamount to saying a final farewell to a very dear friend. Closing the end cover to the epic novel, I couldn’t help but muse on my own writing. Will I ever achieve anywhere near the dedication to detail and understanding of character that J.K. has shown? What’s the point of writing if it will never be masterpiece material? Is my creativity even enough?

Reading through the novels, I cried, laughed on most pages with the quick wit, cared for the characters as real people and knew them well. Did I have the ability to show such depth in my pieces? It’s a hard pill to swallow as a writer to write, then read others’ writings and know that yours doesn’t compare in the slightest.

It did spark the desire in me to grow, to spin out creativity, to pay more attention to detail. All may not be lost. But I can’t help feeling completely frazzled and like I am trying to take on something of gargantuan proportions.

The thing about living in the year 2007 and writing is that nothing seems unique anymore. There are basically no ideas that I can come up with that haven’t been done before, done well, and done to death to become a cliché. As if it isn’t already tough enough to be a creative good writer, now there is the fact that nothing you write will be a fresh idea.

This series and other writings I have read do give me the notion to be a better writer, but is there indeed anything left to write?

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