(Author, Frog fan, Dog and Cat person (primarily tiny dogs), Nintendo enthusiast, Geek and all-around crazyperson

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Journal 6/7/16 "The Future"

Journal 6/7/16
"Great Scott!"

So many have long-term goals. I have dreams. Everyone's asking me what I plan to do with my future, where will I go to collage?  I want to make the world a better place, as most do. My dream is to start up an entertainment company to make media that is CLEAN that most people can enjoy. As a Christian in my early-youth there was so much I was told to avoid. Why is this? Because it was profane, vulgar, sin-filled; And other harsh but true terms I could say as well. I wondered why some of the material was even there, it completely took away from the enjoyable experience of the media itself. Now don't go thinking that if we take sexual activity and other such things off the silver screen that it would ruin the film, if such things were to occur in a series of films or other, they could be much more discreet (at least) and not show the activities on camera or allude to them happening in the present scene. Such material ruins the experience of heroic films and stories and comedies/etcetera; for children, and others that are disgusted by such things. Let's say there's swearing in the film/story. Yes people swear. But it's become second nature to most in today's modern society. What if we took those things out? Would it really, I mean REALLY ruin the entertainment value? There are so many other things you can say to express anger, sorrow, disappointment or happiness. Why does the media have to take God's name in vain? Why do people have to say things like $%^$%##@$$%$## (pretend cussing) in order for the entertainment to be acceptable? They DON'T. It's truly that simple. If I were given the funds and the team to make it happen, over the span of a couple years I could make thrilling, exciting and comedic media that would entertain most, I believe. Media without any of that kind of thing. Some films have already proven this possible. Such as: "The LEGO MOVIE". But there are very few like it. I wish to be able to make my dream a reality someday soon. But I need prayer and God's guidance, as I become a man. I don't know the future or what God has in store for me next. But I've always felt a leading to the field of entertaining. I love to make people laugh or surprised by what I can do. But right now I don't know. I don't know what I can do. I want to do more, but I feel sometimes that that's not going to happen. I don't want fame, I think I'm past that phase. I just want to do it, I want people to like it and enjoy it. But there's always something in my way. Something keeping me from reaching those dreams. It's all in God's hands, he'll lead me where he wants me. But I still feel like that's part of what he wants me to do as well. To summarize ( what I should've done a long time ago) : My dream is to change the way the world views entertainment. By giving them a new way to view it. My unofficial organization of a few people is called "Crazy Hawk Productions. Our slogan is "Crazily Entertaining" Because to the world what we're doing is a bit Crazy. I guess some crazy things are worth perusing. Follow your dreams, Follow God's leading. Pray and ask for guidance, Hopefully our dreams will come true.

Sincerely, Cade H. Hawkins

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Journal Entry 10/29/15 "Multi-Purpose solution"

Journal Entry 10/29/15 "Multi-Purpose solution"

Last night I was thinking in the bathroom (don't judge me) about Frog Boy's true purpose for existing. After all, a mutated Frog Boy doesn't sound like the first and BEST option for a protector or defender of the most crime filled city in the USA. Then I looked up on the Bathroom counter top and saw my aunts contact liquid container. It said "Multi-Purpose Solution." I realized then that Frog Boy became Frog Boy for more than one purpose and he protects Bensworth for more than one reason too. Every good story begins with a question. It's not about getting Frog Powers and saving the world, it's about the question. "What would happen if I got Frog Powers? What would I do or have to deal with?" That's what I believe will make Frog Boy a good story.
Sincerely, Cade H. Hawkins

Monday, October 26, 2015


Journal Entry 10/26/15

Last night I believe I finished the book writings on a paper tablet, so now all that remains is to copy the writings/type them up on my computer. I hope this book is good when it's finished. I'm passing Page 85 while writing this now. This is the spot where I had to start slowing the story down. Balancing school work and writing, life with fiction… It's getting ridiculous how everything keeps blending together in my mind. It could be sleep deprivation or maybe just me being overdramatic like I inherently am. The more I go on in life, things move way too fast and I just want to slow down. It's been fun writing Frog Boy and I'm excited to finish it.
Update: The Book is DONE, going through the editing process and should be publishing in Spring 2016. Hopefully. But the book is DONE!!!! YESSSS!!!

Sincerely, Cade H. Hawkins

Saturday, October 24, 2015

Not done yet...

Journal Entry 10/23/15

I've made it to page 80 today and hope to finish the book today, there's plenty left to do whether or not I finish the book today. After I finish the book I plan to go through the editing which may take from the time I finish until January. But who knows. The editing may not take very long at all. I literally pray it doesn't.

Journal Entry 10/24/15

I (of course) couldn't FINISH the book yesterday, but I really believe I made some great progress. The story is at its ending so it won't be much longer before it's finished and I begin editing. I spoke with Mr. Awesome yesterday and he reminded me not to rush the story to its end and I agreed, if it's rushed it won't be made well. So--36,000+ words later, still writing. Hopefully it'll ALL BE WORTH READING when its finally finished. 

 Sincerely, Cade H. Hawkins


Thursday, October 22, 2015

Messy room

Journal Entry 10/22/15

Now I'm on page 76. Writing seems to have more of an impact on me every day. The more I write this book--The more I feel a connection between myself and the fictional characters. Mike's room is pretty messy at this point in the story because he's been busy with his alter ego and hasn't had much free time, this is exactly like myself because I've been completely focused on my book as of late and everything in my room is a mess. I'm going to clean it soon though, I cannot live in a messy room. I get angry almost when my room is messy for a long period of time. Maybe it's just me but… It's getting unbearable.

Sincerely, Cade H. Hawkins

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Frog Boy's Rejection

Journal Entry 10/21/15

The Future is now, Haha, just a little humor for Back To The Future fans. But, moving on, I'm passing page 69 today, writing a time in Mike's life that most superheroes face. Rejection, some still support him but many turn against him. When you're rejected by the ones you're trying to help you may lose your confidence. At least for a little while. Dealing with rejection can be hard, trust me I know, but of course you probably do as well. We've all been there before I suppose.

Sincerely, Cade H. Hawkins

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Today and yesterday 10/19/15-10/20/15

Journal Entry 10/19/15

Still working on Frog Boy, had to take a short break for two weeks at least to work on Stop Motion presentations for the Saginaw Libraries. I've also been invited to make a presentation at Barnes and Noble next month. I'm excited though to (right now) get back to work on Frog Boy and his adventures. I've been told that so far the story is good, but I'm trying my hardest to make it perfect. I've gotten my Super hero timeline down to a science. Hopefully this'll help me make my story better and continue to write future stories. I plan to write also on other heroes, villains and main characters/groups. But I won't be giving away any details regarding future stories that I have locked away in my brain at the moment.
Sincerely, Cade H. Hawkins

Journal Entry 10/20/15

Today I'm passing page 66 and working on making the story more fluent. I'd hate to get the story done, and it mean nothing, bore people with scenes that take too long to read through. Stuff like this worries me because this is my FIRST book and FIRST impressions matter. You understand.