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Hello there.

I doubt anyone’ll read this because the few readers I have will probably be long gone. Basically, I have resurfaced after quite a while and I just want to update anyone who is still left. I have been looking through INO recently as I have a week off from my A levels until I start A2. I have been thinking about how I’m going to reconstruct the story a little and I’ve been refining my writing and my plot. There may be some updates with some chapters soon, either here or a site for writers such as Widbook.

If I do return to using this site, I’ll have to make some updates I think – especially with the links as barely any of them work anymore. I think maybe an email address will suffice these days.


Right, hi.

It’s been a long while. I haven’t updated since August which is kind of scary. I have an excuse – several, in fact, although I don’t think any of them are good enough.
To be honest, I’m just not creative enough for writing at the moment. I just have no desire to continue; it doesn’t mean that this story will never get finished, because it will someday, hopefully. But right now isn’t the best time.
Over a year ago now, I started writing this story and it still isn’t complete. I know that if I tried really hard and put everything into it then it could be finished by now and the sequel could have been started. That was my goal actually – to have finished INOIP in a year. It didn’t work out. I don’t know whether it was the two holidays in the summer or what but I came back and I couldn’t write. I lost it. Not like losing a skill but literally losing a desire. It would be so easy to get another chapter up as well ‘cos it’s written. It just needs editing. Maybe it was the whole massive edit thing that confused me. I rewrote one of the chapters from further back and then had to read through the following chapters to check it made sense. It all does now but it still hasn’t been posting. This is rather worrying. Nothing drives me anymore. You guys used to. My characters used to. Both still should but they don’t anymore. Well, that’s a bit strong. They do but only for a short period of time.
A lot of crap’s been going on in my life as well. If you follow me on Tumblr, you may know about this ‘cos I post all about my personal life on there. I won’t go into it now ‘cos you guys aren’t interested in that – you just want the story. I’ve also been getting shit loads of homework and coursework and I guess I’m a little stressed and it’s all piling up. You understand?
So, nothing’s being updated and I don’t know if it will be for quite some time. So I’ve decided to take the chapters which are already posted down because I feel really paranoid about having my work on the internet where it can be stolen. Before I could live with it ‘cos I was working on getting the story finished and then I was going to change it to a .pdf format so it couldn’t be copied but now that nothing’s going on, I know that it’ll be here and unprotected for a while and I don’t want to change it to another format whilst it’s unfinished. I may do soon but maybe not. So, as far as I’m concerned, this story is no longer in progress. It’s unfinished.
I’m really sorry – I know some of you really loved this story with a passion but the thing is… I don’t anymore, I don’t think. I’m sure I do but it’s deep down – further than I can reach. Hopefully I’ll be able to complete this one day but now’s not the time. So, I’m real sorry. If the drive comes soon then I’ll get writing again and you guys will be the first people to know. The site will stay up – after all, I put so much work into it – but the chapters will be taken down. I won’t delete them – I’ll just make them private for the time being and I’ll do the same to the ‘Read’ page too.
Sorry I didn’t write this post to let everyone know what was happening before. I just haven’t had the time until now really. I just want to say that I love you all and you’ve been very supportive but my time’s up for now.

If you want to stay in touch at all, come follow me on Tumblr; I’m themethaneskies. If you have any enquiries about the book at all, don’t hesitate to ask, either.

So, I’ll be back soon, maybe? I don’t know.
I love you guys.


Don’t worry! I’m not dead!

I am so so sorry. I know it’s been a hell of a long time since a post.
The good news is that nearly two chapters have been finished and hopefully will be up later on in the week. I’ve also gotta go a major edit as well as loads of homework but I’ll try.
So, yeah. Stay safe, stay up-to-date and follow my Tumblr; (I haven’t changed my Tumblr links on the WordPress site yet but this is the right one).
Again, sorry for the delay!
-Sammi x

Chapter 27 Is Now Up!

Chapter 27 is now up!

Read it here;

And read the author note here;

Also, the ‘I’m Not Okay (I Promise)’ Outtakes Bebo site is now up!


Yes, finally I’ve got an idea for my first outtake! How exciting?!

… Well it is for me, anyway.

So, I’ve been looking into the band ‘Boys Like Girls’ late and the other day I found their new album ‘Love Drunk’ on but it wasn’t just a CD. It’s a SIGNED CD. So, I’ve been looking into the track listing to see if it’s worth buying and I found one of their singles that’s tally called ‘Love Drunk’. If  you’ve never heard of it, go listen ‘cos after the first few plays, I was amazed. This band really has talent.

So, naturally, I start trying to think of where the song can go in the story but it doesn’t fit until I start thinking about dward’s previous relationship with Amelia which we don’t really know a lot about (Well, you don’t anyway) and I thought it would be a good story for an outtake, especially seeing as I’ve got a bit of writer’s blok at the moment.

So, I’m aiming to get the outtake done tonight. I don’t know how long it’ll be – I’m kinda making this plan up as I go along – but I’m hoping that it’ll be amazing(;

I also need to do a tiny bit more work on the site. I’m gonna sort out the music module to make it tidyer and I need to make an ‘Outtakes’ module as well(;

-Sammi x




Right, so, you’re probably wondering why I’ve posted a blog with a big ass screenshot in. Well …

Basically, the other day I found this group on Bebo which a friend of a friend set up. She’s a very critical reviewer (Honestly, I’ve read some of her reviews and they are harsh) but she’s not a professional – she’s just a reader who likes to give a very honest opinion. So she set up this group for any writers who want their stories reviewed by her. So after a few minutes of thinking, I decided that I would just ask for a review. I was scared of how she would judge my story but I figured I needed to get an  honest opinion so I can tackle the story’s faults.

So, I got home today and looked on the page and saw her review was done. I read it through and, quite incredibly, she didn’t say a harsh word against my book whatsoever. She rated INO 5 stars, like previous readers, and you can read the review by clicking the picture above. I was well shocked. I’m not saying my book is flawless because it isn’t. But right now, I feel like a ninja ;o

She’s also put INO in the number one spot on her group so I’m a very happy bunny ;D




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