WHAT'S GOING ON, OMAHA!
I am a writer. I have read somewhere that telling yourself who you want to become will push you every time towards it; so I have to pick up where I left off and get back on track. I have written a few things, you can judge for yourself, and give me feedback. As of right now, the material I have in WritersCafe speaks for what I have done and where I come from as a writer. I want to believe my style has improved and it will continue to polish with time; I just have to keep on going.
I have mentioned for years and years that I am writing the next Best Selling American novel, and even though I have quite a few chapters ready to go, the whole thing is not quite complete. I am missing the beginning and the end of the story - the most important chapters, if you ask me. It just has to be perfect, I kept saying. It's been almost two decades, and I am coming to realize there is no such thing as perfection (you can say that therapy helped me see that). I have plans for this novel, and I plan to present it to the world as a First Edition in early 2023. Then, as I build a following, I can work on funding a bigger re-release. Who knows, anything could happen! The catch is, if you purchase the First Edition, you will be among the few to own it as it is because I will most likely remove and/or add some chapters and details. And you will receive the Second Edition for free. I appreciate the support and I want to make sure I give back to the homies lifting me up from the beginning.
Recently while talking to my husband, I went down memory lane trying to pinpoint when I started writing. And, oh boy did I remember things! I was a seven-year-old kid writing Sailor Moon fan fiction... PG fiction, I should clarify. I was also obsessed with 'Are You Afraid of the Dark?' show and, of course, I tried to write horror. I even tried to get my niece to write along with me, but as some people said, I was the one with the gift of the written word. When I was ten, I remember I wrote a poem from a twenty-year-old woman's perspective for her to read at her wedding. From these memories, and more that will come to mind later, I learned a few things such as Sailor Moon should be left alone as it is; she is an icon. Also, I learned that horror is definitely NOT my genre and to never read any of my (unpublished) old writings (cringe!).
"Someone once told me that to write well, you have to write what you know. This is what I know."
This line from 'Never Been Kissed' helped me define the type of stories I want to tell, and I kind of had already started it by the time I watched that movie. Today, I can say I write Coming-of-Age YA fiction stories. Think Towelhead, The Catcher in the Rye, Under the Wolf Under the Dog, Rainbow High, Book of Ruth, Lie with Me, etc. If you have not heard of these books, look them up, read them, and you're welcome.
Well, this is all I got for you. So much for a writer, uh! Well, I have been trying to post this for a couple of weeks and I keep editing. So I think I better post it before I change my mind and add more to it. I think this is good enough to stop. There might be more to come on this subject, but there is always time to talk about it. Until then...
[ ... Relax. Take it Easy. ]