Thursday, March 14, 2013

Teen Writers' Group


I am thrilled to say I have joined an amazing online group of writers! I'm very excited about this, which is why I couldn't help blogging about it, and hope you'll be excited for me as well ;)

I found this group by randomly reading different blogs...yes, that is how I spend a lot of my time now-a-days...but that's besides the point - I am now a member of a community of like-minded writers! Hopefully, being part of this group will help me stay on track with my writing and encourage me to never give up when things get tough (writing wise).

Another reason I joined is because I need to expand my writing platform. A writing platform is something I've learned every writer needs before trying to publish a book; it's basically your online popularity. You see, if a publisher/editor looks you up on the internet you want your name and info to come up first. So, I'm trying to do something I would never had tried if I wasn't crazy about writing; I'm trying to become popular on the internet.

I now have a Pinterest you can follow *wink wink* (I know, that really has nothing to do with writing. But hey, whatever)

I recently (like, today, recently) made a book club community on Google+. It's public and awaiting members! Teen Book Club

And of course, please follow my blog! *puppy eyes* (pretty please? with a cherry on top?)

Comments are always welcome! *nudge nudge*

...No, I'm not trying to nonchalantly tell you something...why do you ask?

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

What to write, what to write?

My mind likes to wander places...and sometimes I can't stay on track with what I'm doing.

Unfortunately, I have discovered that this fact also applies to when I write.

Right now I am working on a book. My first book. Without a writing coach or anyone really helping me. Basically, I'm getting all my writing tips off the internet, which isn't bad, just confusing. One website says "do this", one website says "do that" and sometimes it's hard to prioritize what is most important when I'm writing. Also, while I'm writing, different ideas pop into my head for different stories and I have to put them aside and focus on my first goal. (I think I've mentioned that already...)

So, here's what I've been doing: I gather all the info and tips I can, then tinker around to find out what works best for me. It's a slow process - but it is process :)
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