In my last post I talked about my writing and told you that I've decided to share my first draft on Wattpad. A lot of people wouldn't dream of sharing an unedited piece but personally, I was getting too afraid, too doubtful of myself and I knew I just had to put something out in the world.
I chose to share a first draft that I was very critical of as, if people thought it was shit and told me so... well at least I was in agreement with them and wouldn't feel completely heartbroken. I'd also hopefully get some critiques which would help me in the future to spot issues in my writing. On the flip side of that, if people leave good comments then it's helping me to realise just how critical I can be of myself and it also gives me feedback from actual readers.
Sure, it's nowhere near the caliber of a published novel. It's not something I'd want publishers or agents to look at because they'd be judging my writing and grammar etc, but to have people read it just because they want to read a book and tell you they like the story, asking for the next update etc... that's invaluable. It reminds me why I write and it keeps me going. I worked so hard to get that first draft out and I very nearly left it in a folder on my laptop. I was going to move on to another project believing what I had written before was awful and that nobody would ever want to see it. Wattpad has allowed me to still move on but to move on knowing that there are people out there who want to read my stories. And that means more to me than anything.
So, I figured I would share the first part here. I'll link to the wattpad page too so if you want to vote on it you can <3
As some of you probably know, I recently started taking my writing seriously again.
I won NaNoWriMo, somehow, with a contemporary piece but after months of trying to edit it I've realised that contemporary romance is not my bag. I've got a new idea in the works which I am very excited about but I can't help but feel a little sad at leaving my other manuscript in the dark... so I did something I never thought I'd do...
Working from home is hard. Especially when you aren't actually getting paid for it... I've been unemployed for a year now - which also means one whole year of blogging and trying to get back into writing - so I've figured out some ways that help me stay motivated.
Disclaimer; I'm awful at following my own advice and so often I stay in bed reading or binge-watching Netflix so trust me, I know how hard it can be to, as Nike say, just do it.
After posting everyday over Christmas and New Year, I feel like I haven't posted in forever.
I guess that explains this post.
I don't really have anything to share with you except an explanation for why I've barely read and thus not posted as many reviews as I had planned: #amwriting.