Writing Wednesday #1: My Story of Becoming a Writer
Today's the day where we talk about writing and the life of a writer. First off, let me start by saying I'm sure some of you found me thanks to the lovely lifesaving blog, Go Teen Writers. But for those of you who have stumbled upon my little blog by accident or for other reasons, I want to recommend goteenwriters.blogspot.com. They've been a huge aid to me in my writing and will definitely aid you in yours as well. Go Teen Writers is run by three lovely ladies who are authors themselves, sharing tips on the writing industry. The community is wonderful and I've had many great conversations on their website.
All that being said, I want to talk about writing, obviously. Writing and breathing are synonymous to me. They haven't always been, though. I used to hate writing, especially for school. I loved to read, though. So I read a lot of books. I started writing on a website for kids and teens. The story idea I had was great, but the stories I wrote were terrible. I was inconsistent and changed names accidentally because I wasn't organized.
Also, the rules of the website were you had to write your stories to be website related and their couldn't be really any romantic love. At the time, this was fine. I was just getting into writing and it was good practice. I started to enjoy it and getting that acceptance mail was awesome. (By mail, I mean the email system they had on the website.)
So, I submitted nine accepted stories for the same story line and it all went pretty well. I don't know if anyone actually read them, besides the person who accepted and rejected stories, but I know I didn't do so well in technique.
I decided to take the idea, a story about a princess who's home is threatened and she's the only one who can save the kingdom (cliche, I know, but I'm telling you my story was unique) and turn it into a real life thing.
I began writing and was set out to make it a trilogy. (I've got a thing for trilogies.)
It was going to be in the genre fantasy, though I had no idea at the time what genre really was. I knew that genre applied to music, but didn't really know that it applied to books. I knew there were mature books, juvenile books, and kiddie books. That's what I knew.
Of course, I'm working on a different story idea now. A dystopian trilogy. There's a little bit of a backstory of how I got to that point, but I'm saving that for another Wednesday.
But this is pretty much my story. It's probably a little boring. No big thing really made me write. I just started out of curiosity and here I am now. I've been working on my trilogy (book one) for almost three years this coming summer. It's crazy that I've been dedicated to it for that long.
So, what's your story? Tell me in the comments below what inspired you. What made you began your writing journey and what genre do you prefer/write at the moment? Let me know in the comments below. I'd love to hear from y'all.
God bless y'all. 😁
Quick little note: I'll be also adding another day to my posting schedule, besides random days I feel like posting. Every first Friday of a month, starting this Friday, I will be doing a book review of a book I own. It will be my own opinion that's honest. That does not mean how I feel about the book will be how you feel. So if you decide to read the book, you will probably feel different about it. So keep your eyes open for that. I like book reviews and I hope you do too! God bless y'all. 😁
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