Monday, June 27, 2011

Exciting News That Hasn't Been Announced Yet

Oh hey everybody! So I have some really cool news to share! L.J. Smith (The Vampire Diaries, Night World, Secret Circle), my favorite author, like, ever is currently hosting a contest for aspiring authors and I entered and... I am a finalist! Not officially, but L.J. did send me an email with the questions she is asking each finalist.

Basically, the contest was for writers who have finished a novel to submit the first three chapters, and the final chapter, of their finished manuscript and L.J. is paying for an editing company to edit and give feedback. I submitted the first three chapters of Enchanted, my NaNo10 novel, but my first three chapters were only thirteen pages long, so she emailed asking for more and I sent them. She then asked me to answer the questions each finalist will be asked.

L.J. hasn't made any official announcements yet, but I am very excited. It would be awesome to have Enchanted edited so I can make the next big step.

Oh, and here are some other things:

- I'm going to start writing again. I promise. As you probably know, I've barely written anything since NaNo10, but I am really feeling inspired to get back into it. I think I'll start slow, with 500-1000 words a day.

- What is up with the new blogger layout? Not on my  blog, but from blogger as a whole. Me no likey.

- Please leave comments telling me what to blog about here. I'm at a loss.


  1. I had no idea you had a writing site, too! *follows*
    I thought you were gonna say go vote for me or something, AND I TOTALLY WOULD HAVE. That's so exciting and I hope you WIN :)

  2. Ooooh. Good luck with the entry!

    Wordpress and Tumblr templates are nicer, but, I like the simplicity of Blogger.

    As for suggestions on what to post about, you could try giving us an insight into your writing process itself. That is always interesting to read as every writer approaches the craft differently. Talking about muses you have, or other creative stimulants is also fun to read about. Um, you could pick a hot topic each month and invite another writer to guest post and have a discussion. Interviews. General thoughts on publishing, book trailers that are super cool ... so, lots of stuff :D

    And 500-1000 words a day is slow? On a slow day for me I type a word ... which I then delete the next day, lol.

  3. Wow! What huge news. Congratulations!!!

    I like what Miss Fletcher has suggested about writing about your insights.

    I'm glad you're getting back to writing.

  4. Wow, congrats! I've read your book reviews for a little while now, which are very nicely written, and now that I'm getting into this blog thing myself I just found your actual writing site. You really have some talent. I love love LJ and I can't imagine how cool it would be to have her reading your work. Good luck! I have my fingers crossed for you.


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