Wednesday, April 25, 2012

A Blast from my past!!

This being my last day of the semester (woohoo!) I've already started re-reading the novel I plan to rewrite this summer. After reading just a few chapters I'm amazed at what I see. I didn't realize how far I've come as a writer. By spending a few years in English related classes and writing who knows how many papers for school, I know my writing style now is much different then it was back in 2009.

In some ways it's like looking into a mirror, or an old photo album. I can see the old me seeping out through the words on the page. My young writing self was so ambitious, so ready to be a famous author. I rushed through my novel and the query process with no success. Now, three years later, with my new wise self, I'm ready to take this story and shake off all the unnecessary and turn it into something beautiful. I'm still proud of myself for writing that novel when I did, and the bones of the story are awesome, but I'm also glad that I now have the knowledge I need to really shine and polish this story up so it really can be query worthy.

Monday, April 23, 2012

Are you ready for some rewrites!?

This coming Wednesday is my last day of finals! yay!! Since this week is the start of my summer break I'm starting on rewriting my finished novel. :)

My goals for this summer are:
1. Rewrite my novel and make it totally freakin' awesome.
2. Blog at least twice a week and comment on 3 other blogs.
3. Check twitter 3 times a day and tweet 3 times a day (as the minimum).
4. Work through one of my writing books.

I have four months to get everything going and I'm so excited about it all! Yay for kick off days!

I've already started checking and tweeting on twitter and have gotten 3 new followers today alone!! My reason for trying to have more of a presence on Twitter is because I think its a great way to connect to other writers and people in the publishing world. Since that's what I'm all about this summer it just makes sense to amp up my twitter time.

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Wednesday, April 4, 2012

So Freakin' Awesome!

This week, although only midway through, is going wonderfully!

First, this week I've met two other aspiring authors (which is always super fun) and have plans to be critique partners with them. This is something that has yet to really happen for me. I've had friends and family read my works but never other writers or someone who could give a non biased view. My plan is once this semester is over (end of April) to began a big rewrite on my novel that I have completed. It's been on my mind a lot lately and I've thought of some cool ideas that will help the story. By having two critique partners it will not only help my writing, but challenge me to continue my writing so I can have the whole novel done by the end of the summer.

My weight loss is going really well too! It seems like I'm making real strides and have already lost 10lbs! I feel like I have the confidence to keep working hard and strong so I can reach my goal.

This is such a cool time to be me. Everything feels like it is finally falling into place, and after two years of rebuilding myself this is a very welcomed feeling!

Here's the blog of one of my new writer friends! Check it out!!