Hi. Thanks for your welcome. Sorry I flies so late. I don't really know how to work this whole thing, so I'll just have a look around. Oh yeah, not to be snoopy, but which publisher published your first book and how did you find them? I'm kind of a child author and I'm only in primary school, soon to be graduating, so is there anyone who doesn't believe a degree is all you need to be a good writer? Thanks, and I hope I'll fit in!
Once I finish the YA series I'm currently working on, I have plans for a far more intense sci-fi fantasy project that I've been putting together in my head. As much as I enjoy the world I've created in the first - I am truly looking forward to getting to work on the second. My poor ADHD brain is just beside itself with details-details-details.
Thank you for the warm welcome to the site and much luck on all of your own projects!
I've written nothing... Well, that's not entirely true. When I was young, I asked my mum if she wanted to help me write a short story. She agreed as she had nothing better to do that afternoon and it evolved into a 350 odd page Fantasy novel. It got turned down everywhere and never got published. Reading some of it a couple of years ago, I can see why. To be honest, it WAS pretty bad.
I would like to write something else. My head is usually swimming with little stories, ideas, characters and scenes, but I'm having a hard time pinning them down and getting them out. I'll generally start the first few pages of a story then find I hit a dead end when I don't know what should happen next. I'm hoping this site and the people on it can help.
To be brutally honest, I'm an incredibly shy and introverted person and probably wouldn't have messaged anyone here if you hadn't messaged first, so thank you. :)
My interests generally lie in Fantasy for books, Sci-fi for TV but I also thoroughly enjoyed reading a couple of Kathy Reichs' books.
I hope I haven't scared you off by my tale of woe.
Oh, quick question. Do people put chapters up on this site for review or do writers generally keep thier stuff to themselves until it's finished? (Keeping in mind how new I am and critique would probably do me a world of good.)
Thanks for the warm welcome, Chuck! (...or should that be 'The Chuck'? ;) )
I look forward to checking out your work. I'm a sucker for a good scifi/horror story. My work is primarily short/medium fiction in a variety of genres stretching from historic thriller to science fiction to folklore and supernatural.
Hi Chuck...don't know if you are into romantic fiction..I have a few male friends who have read @A String of Pearls' trilogy...it is now on Kindle as three separate downloads...'A String of Pearls'; 'It will all be over by Christmas' and 'As Time Goes By'...have almost completed a book of short stories entitled'Baker's Dozen thriteen tales of mixed genre...one very humorus one (but it has a sad ending) can see you smiling when I tell you that my beloved Labrador Leo (now deceased) 'pawed' his life story as he was quite famous having his picture in a major tabloid...tell you more sometime as it is getting late good thing I am insomniac..Goodnight
Thanks for your "friends" request. This is a whole new experience for me. Thought writing my novel Reflection Of Evil and embracing the publishing process was a challenge until I embarked on promoting my work. Now I realise that was the easy part!!! I'm hoping to begin writing again in the very near future. So miss the wonderful isolation, the connection to the imaginary world written expression brings. I know the time is near as I've found myself unable to sleep or if I drift off find myself waking up in the middle of the night in the midst of inspiration, the formation of a story, new characters making their presence known. It's a catch 22!! Do I pull back from spending time promoting my current novel or use that time creating something new? "Time" is so precious and needs to be used wisely. Apart from writing I also work part time, have numerous household responsibilties to take care of and even though I have 4 independant adult children it's important to still be there for them, share in their lives, spend quality time with them. And then there's my darling husband George who works 50+ hours a week in a stressful position, so I need to be there for him too. Can you provide any advice on how best to manage this and still keep creative expression flowing??
Look forward to hearing from you. Have a great day.
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