A Little Bit about My Writing

March 13, 2010

The description of my blog under the title says, “YA Reviews and My Journey to Publication”. Well, I’ve been more focused on the reviews and I haven’t taken the time to talk about my writing. So, here I go…

I’ve always loved to write, but it wasn’t until the 6th grade that I began to take writing

seriously. I began with writing poetry, lyrics to be more exact. Skip ahead a few years, and I found myself reading a little book called Twilight by Stephenie Meyer. I know a lot of people hold the opinion that Twilight is an awful piece of literature that shouldn’t have had the success it has experienced, but I whole-heartedly love it. If it weren’t for Twilight and Stephenie Meyer, I probably wouldn’t have started novel-writing until

much later. There was something about the book that made me go, “I want to do this.” and ever since, I haven’t stopped writing
Much like the books I read, I write paranormal-romance for young adults. I was watching shows like Charmed and Buffy the Vampire Slayer while others were still watching cartoons, so I have loved all things paranormal for a while. And in those shows, my favorite aspect was (and is) the love stories. So, it seems only natural that I would write love stories with a paranormal twist.
So far, I have written two novellas, 3 novels, and 3 unfinished works. I’m currently working on a new idea that I want to explore before finishing the most recent unfinished project. When I finished writing my first official novel, I thought it was the best thing EVER and that it HAD to get published. Obviously, I know better now and know that it will never be published, nor should it. 🙂 The good news is that I feel like my writing has improved with each story that I write and I cannot wait to write the one I want to marry and spend all my time with in hopes of getting it published. It’s going to be a long and hard road, but I am definitely up for the challenge.
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    Amanda Mae Wenger
    March 13, 2010 at 8:46 pm

    What an inspiring story! My experience was similar, although there wasn’t any one book that made me want to write–it was a gradual process that made me think, “I can do this!” Great luck with your writing–I have a feeling you’ll make it!

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