Thursday, April 14, 2011


It feels like I've been trying for this publishing thing forever. But really, when I think about it, it's only been about 2 1/2 years. Which is nothing in the publishing world, right? And not all of those 2 1/2 years did I know what I was doing. It's taken me a lot of time to find my voice, where I fit, where I'd like to be. Some people know that from the beginning. I didn't. I started out writing about my study abroad experience in Europe. After researching, I figured it belonged in YA. It sort of did, I guess. But that book was a mess. I tried writing in like a million point of views. Yeah. IT WAS AWFUL. And made no sense. In fact, I may not even consider that a book. Just a bunch of ramblings I put together during National Novel Writing Month.

I think I've come a long way!

I'm scared to look back at those early books. But it might be educational. And hopefully make me feel better to see that, yes, I have IMPROVED! And I hope in another 2 1/2 years that I will look back on my writing now and think I have IMPROVED!

It's so easy to get caught up in what everyone else is doing. But they had a journey too. Maybe they started before you. Maybe after. I don't want their story. I want my own.

And I hope my story ends with...


The End! Or The Beginning...


  1. It's all about the journey! Good luck! Whenever we can see just how awful our first book is, we know we're getting better! w00t!!!

  2. It's both an end and a beginning.

    I look back at some of my earlier writing and it's scary But we needed that to learn how to become better writers. So proud of you and I know how your story will end!

  3. I hope you get that ending/beginning too!

  4. You WILL be published. So will I. Know why? Because we don't give up. :D And I think that's the main thing.
    Not to mention you're uber talented. That too. :D

  5. Nice personal story. I've never ventured to the publishing world, but from what i gather, it can be a harsh reality. Your story is encouraging though, and I wish you the best of luck in getting your writings PUBLISHED!

    Nice blog!

  6. You are so right. It is easy to get caught up in what everyone else doing. ( I try not to!) And I hope both of our stories end with being published.

  7. Nice nice blog. I love it.You will realize your dream. Just keep working away at it. I have 3 books published and if nothing ever happens again, as long as I keep improving I will be okay. YOu won't give up. I hope you have a critique group, very important for growth as a writer.