Welcome to my blog! I never thought I'd say that, haha...but I'm so happy to be here! :)
Gosh, I don't know where to start...I guess a little about me would be a good place... ;)
Okay so, I am a student who absolutely LOVES to write in her spare time (and in her not-spare time). In terms of writing, I am a "late bloomer" if you will: I only started writing this past April, and I've been in love with it ever since! I came across it when I was applying for a creative writing class I wanted to take. I figured that hopefully taking this class would be the most enjoyable way for me to get my school's English requirement out of the way. And then it happened: to my surprise, not only did I write my first story (only 4 pages I might add, but still a story nonethelesss), but I also got into the class! It was from then on that I really fell in love with writing.
So fast forward a couple of weeks: I started writing in my spare time, mainly trying to write books (which looking back now is VERY ambitious of me....no wonder those books are still unfinished ;)). But the cycle of starting books and not finishing them soon changed in the Summer of 2011, July 29th to be exact. That was the day I started the book I am currently looking to publish. Is it difficult and highly unlikely that I will ever get my first novel published? Of course! But all I can do is be optimistic about achieving my dream of getting it published, right? :)
Fast forward to mid-October (after editing, editing, and editing some more!): I was able to build up the courage (because I am a very shy person) to ask my creative writing teacher (an amazing author in his own right) if he could possibly help me figure out what the next step I should take should be. Being the awesome teacher that he is, and with the help of one of his friends also in the publishing industry, he was able to provide me with a list of editors I could send my work to. Excited as I was, I took two days to type the best email I could conjure up (including a synopsis of my work) and emailed the editors on that list. Only one responded to my email, and I am so blessed that he said he'd be happy to look my manuscript over! I'm a BIG believer in the saying "everything happens for a reason," so looking back on it I'm VERY happy that he is the only one that responded (I don't know what I would have done if that others responded, or what I'm going to do if they do respond sometime in the future to be honest, because they are all such AMAZING editors at top publishing companies).
Now here I am, November 8, 2011, waiting to see what this amazing editor thinks of my story, to see if my manuscript has any potential at all. I would be ABSOLUTELY THRILLED to get even the smallest of compliments from him, so I'm am definitely waiting on the edge of my seat for his email! But I think I still have at least another month or two to wait until he gets back to me, and I'm completely okay with that if it helps me get that much closer to achieving my dream in the future. :)
So that's all for now! Hopefully this helped you learn at least a little bit about me, and I'm sure there will be A LOT more to come! I'm really excited about this blog! :D
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