Current Project:Isabella's Adventure(working title)
Status:pulling all the research together
There have been so many times in my writing career I've felt like I grasped a technique or an idea and used herculean effort to put it down on paper only to have the story rejected or dismissed. Then a shining light in a contest placing or kind words from another writer would spur me on to try again. Learn something new; find another premise that sparkled bright.
Finally, the day came a publisher wanted my story, in fact they wanted several. Granted it was a small publisher but someone wanted my stories. I continued to hone and find interesting subjects. I even started giving back- workshops, critiquing, editing. After all isn't that what it's all about- you scratch my back I'll scratch yours?
And now, I've set my sights higher still. I'm digging deeper into "how to" books, pushing myself to write something out of my comfort zone and reeling in the "go get-'em" attitudes of the people around me who have heard my premise and get giddy for me.
Before, I wrote for the pure pleasure of putting on paper a story that intrigued me. Today, as I put letters on the page, I am pushing myself to a level I've never gone and one that I hope will propel me to where I want to be.
Someone in past posts asked if we'd ever written outside our comfort zone. In a few weeks, or months, I'll let you know how the experience feels. Right now…. I'm scared to death I'll fail the people who are pulling for me.