"Writing can be messy; full of pointless breakdowns, yelling at the computer, banging your forehead against the keyboard, and hiding under the table."
-Rachel Sammons

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Writing History

I suppose I should put up some more info about me and my writing. So here goes.

Some of my writing accomplishments that I'm extremely proud of include a poem, a school essay, and an interested agency.
This poem is one of the only good ones I have written. I don't particularly write poetry well, but for this poem I had good inspiration and it turned out well. My library was having a poetry contest and I submitted this poem, which is titled Talented Boy. It was one of four winners and was published in the library newsletter! I still have the newsletter!
I wrote an essay on The Luxe by Anna Godbersen (which that whole series is AMAZING! Totally recommend it.) and if I may say so myself, I thought I did a very nice job on the essay. My Honors English 9 (since I'm a freshmen) teacher said it was amazing and that I was a good writer! Then she also said she would probably read it again just for pleasure, which sure pleased me!
And some of the most exciting news. . .
I submitted a query form to an agency. Based off the info I provided in it, they decided they wanted to read my book. I sent the first three chapters, and what do you know, I have a contract sitting in my email waiting to be signed and returned. And if I do that, I could very well become a published author very quickly after I finally finish my book. So I think I should go back to writing it now . . .
Have a great day, everyone!

Monday, September 14, 2009

Forest, Tiran, and Kilendree Gals

Oh, my goodness.
I just finished Forest Born a real little while ago. And it was AMAZING. I know it's officially not supposed to come out until tomorrow, but sometimes book stores stock books early, and I was fortunate enough to spot this little gem of whose arrival I had been awaiting. So naturally I was thrilled and finished it a little while ago and I am so so SO proud of all the characters in that series and how far they have come, and I didn't even write it. But, seriously, the playful banter with Isi, Enna, Dasha, Razo, Rin, ALL my favorite characters, was amazing! They are beautifully written and Shannon Hale is an amazing author.
Have a great day, everyone!