I stopped by your blog and read this. I am definitely intrigued. I hope you are able to get the book published soon as I would love to read more.
Hey Anna, so great that you're writing in High School. That's how I originally wrote my story. When you get any extra time, it would be beneficial for you to be blogging/tweeting about the experience and maybe share some of your story (samples) so others can help you also. It will help you to build up a fan base. Congrats on writing/editing/shaping your characters. I agree that you should just have fun and write the story first and then keep reading it before you actually have someone beta/edit it. Good luck! Sounds like you're on the right track to success! ;)
For those of you who are members of Goodreads - I have entered my first novel, Forever Love, in a Goodreads giveaway open to Canada and the US for the month of August.
Hi Katerina! Lovely to meet you. I am a British writer. I write crossover fiction - 11 novels published, one ebook JUST uploaded! Well done for changing 'voice'. I also like first person - though you will find some writers who do not. I had a similar experience with Diamond Girl, my current book. It was 'sticking' and I wasn't sure why. Then, I decided to change it to present tense. Whoah - it took off. Sometimes, we have to turn things inside out and see if it looks better that way. It takes a perceptive writer to be courageous to do that - so you are clearly on your way! Do you have a blog? Good thing to do, and good for your CV. Check me out at http://carolhedges.blogspot.com. Nowadays, agents/publishers like to see a writer, at whatever stage., is tapping into social media and beginning to market themselves. Good luck. I'm also on FB and @carolJhedges. Stay in touch! : )
>Well, it actually was fourth or fifth draft, as I wasn't satisfied with it. Finally I decided to rewrite it from the first person instead of the third.
Laughing at this, Katerina.
I'm working on a new one where I am also changing the point of view after being many drafts into it. I do think it is making a huge difference. So important, who is telling a story.
I am a 17 year senior in high school with my first novel in the hands of the professionals and is due out in October. It's a young adult sci-fi/fantasy with a touch of romance but not too much. Placed on Pluto and Neptune it's in a whole new world where anything and everything happens. I don't want to give anything away so I'll leave it at that and if you want more I shall put the synopsis somewhere or you can ask. I am new on this site and don't want to break any rules but I am happy to be here and love reading all the tips people are putting out. Thanks!
Hi Lauren Elizabeth- impressive to have your first book out at 17. I'll bet you'll be one to watch out for as you grow as a writer. All the best and good luck.
Hi everyone. I'm a first time novelist also. I write historical fiction mainly -it's my passion. My novel is based on Special Ops during WW2. To be honest mine wasn't working either and so this is revision no.2. Now making notes for a 2nd novel as the idea strikes (otherwise it'll vanish). First novel is tough and I guess it is a case of finding your voice. I keep thinking I've been a little too ambitious with this one, with all of the research I've had to do but I've got to finish it. Glad to be here and have picked up some useful tips & info already. Thank you.
Sounds great Lauren! Wish you much success! ;)
My novel projects are through National Novel Writing Month or NaNoWrMo. I have written two (50,000) word pieces. Both need major rewrites. I have also been working on a novel for the Novel Writing course for the Long Ridge Writers. That too needs to be revised. I do have some ideas for other stories. But my problem is making time for my writing....
Hello and welcome aboard to all new members.
I'm not as active as I normally am, because I have tons going on this month, including a radio show spot near the end of the month and a visit from my sister's family the middle of the month, Birthdays, and working on my current WIP MS.
Sandie, I've written all but two of my manuscripts during various NanoWriMo contests.
It's great practice and awesome motivation. :)