If you didn't hear of me from the wonderful Katie, read on! But let me warn you. I have never done this blog thing before that has taken over the world. To be completely honest, I have never thought of myself as the blogging personality. I would have laughed if you had told me last year that I would be starting a blog. But here I am, so I promise there will be a post every Saturday. :)
So. That brings me to
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I am mainly here because I love to write. And even more than that, I love to edit. When I have a huge pile of responsibilities and schoolwork, this is how I get away. Now most people will find that crazy. My sister, for example, thinks reading and writing are the worst possible cures for a headache. I disagree. And we all know people who love to write and hate to edit. Maybe you're one of those people. That's why we can be friends :D (Not the only reason, but it's a start.)
College Experience ~
After lots of prayer, I made the decision that I will not be going on to college this summer. Instead, I will be working through the paths of experience and self-education to become better at what I do. Because no amount of classes for four years (no matter how much I may love them) will teach me what experience can. You're probably thinking "so what?" But what no college means for me is I will have to branch out . . . through blogging and connecting with other people.
What boosted me from being a scribbling recluse in my bedroom to an actual budding author just this fall was people. I connected with some friends and (*gasp*) sent them my work. It was scary, let me tell you. Having their support, confidence, and interest is what motivates me to keep going. I realized that was completely invaluable. So here I am, trying my best to reach out to more people.
4. You :D
This is where you come in! I have learned over the last year, that I not only want the support of fellow writers and book enthusiasts, I need it! And to be joined with lots of people I have never met who have similar passions is truly amazing. (I mean, seriously, you have no idea how much I freaked out over my first comment.) So if you have any interest whatsoever, come check out my blog. But I warn you, joining my site is not for the fainthearted. I will expect you to be an active, supportive member, not just a passive onlooker who likes my sense of humor. What's in it for you? The same, of course! No relationship, even over the internet, can exist without interaction. So in exchange for your interest and time, I will pour back into you.
As my first means of reaching out to you all, I just signed up for this awesome challenge from Go Teen Writers. I am a notoriously slow writer, so this should help me out a little. But I need you all for accountability! You can sign up here: March's Monthly Challenge ~ 300 for 30 But only before March 1st!
Hey, that wasn't too bad! Before I go, I want to promise you I will read and respond to all of your comments, so please leave me one! It's part of my giving back to you :) I can't wait to hear from you and see where this journey will take us!