Happy Monday to everyone. I'm Ashley. By day I'm a food editor who copyedits recipes and loves every minute of it. By night I run a hobby letterpress printing company. I spend my mornings and any other free time writing. I…"
"Hi, I'm RB. I live in Michigan, hoping to move down south in a few years once my daughter graduates high school. My first novel was published in July. It's a paranormal romance. I just finished writing a supernatural young adult novel.…"
"I'm Jordan, I was born in California, but I would say I'm from Brighton, England since I spent all most of my childhood and teenage years there. My first love was poetry, my current and everlasting love I believe is Y.A. Novels. Not that…"
"I am Ciara a full time student. I love writing I have always kept a journal documenting my life. I have always want to share my work but I'm just now deciding to really go for it full force. I do not hold back in my writing very raw from the…"
"Hi Candy, that was our "kindly rejection letter" you've published. Just fine that you did. I came across this by inadvertently pasting it into a google search last night.
We're Heacock-Hill Agency now.…"
"Hi Everybody, I'm Phoebe Wilcox www.phoebewilcox.com and I've published one YA novel so far called Angels Carry the Sun (Lilly Press, 2010). It wasn't nationally distributed so it's just available at local bookstores near me (PA)…"
"Hi Selene, I was just skimming through here and read this, and just want to say that I liked your titles and plot ideas, liked the writing right here, too--I bet your books are good. I hope you manage to get them out into the world. I feel…"
"Hello everyone! My name is Crisi. I live in a suburb of San Francisco. I just finished my first non-fiction book, a critical edition of George Meredith's Modern Love for Yale UP; it's available for pre-order now, but won't ship…"
"Hey, Lexa! Sorry for the long wait for the friend request. I've been swamped with drafting. I just posted my query in the critique section. I've exhausted myself writing it, and I need more eyes on it. Hope you are well!!"
"She Writers - I have been absent from this space for a time but I am a champion lurker and follow the discussion. I am working on a YA novel that I'm hoping to finish the first draft of my August. Doing Camp Nano and trundling along. I have an…"
I've been working on mine for a year and a half as well. I got to have Carolyn Yoder look at the first chapter and give me her notes as I am a graduate of the Highlights Workshop at Chautauqua! It was a wonderful experience. The novel, I'm sorry to say is definitely on the back burner for the moment.
Thanks for getting back to me, Candy! Sounds like you do A LOT as an assistant at the library. As someone who writes as well, do you feel like it feeds that urge (being around books and fostering a love for reading) or do you feel exhausted at the end of the day (dealing with everyone else's needs, do you have any energy left to write)? Do you write for children? Do you ever share your work at your school to get feedback? What grades do you work with? Do you enjoy it? What do you hate about it? Thanks again for any info you can provide. Just trying to get a feel for what I'm getting myself into. ; )
I read your comments about making skeletons dancing - it's so-o-o true. I agree, 100%. I wonder who said it? We all have problems and tragedies in our lives, some more than others. We like to lose ourselves in fictional mishaps because they take the edge off the real life anguish, allow us a moment of forgetfulness. If a writer manages to morph her pain into entertainment for others, she is great. Otherwise, it's just senseless moping.
Thanks for responding. I too have just signed up for She Writes. I have been writing off an on since my teens, but became serious after taking a couple of creative writing classes while working on my Associate of Arts degree several years back. I have a couple of things on the burner, one being a writing about experiencing an eating disorder in my 40's due to a divorce; the other my memoir. Some things are quite painful while others are just down right embarassing so it has been a difficult process to open myself up to actually put it down on paper, with the nagging thought if these things would hurt or embarass my family. Still, I have this deep desire to "get it all out" on paper, possibly a way to heal?
Anyway, glad you responded and I look forward to corresponding with you.