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  1. dreamersky1212

    dreamersky1212 Active Member

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    Just a little bit wierd...

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by dreamersky1212, Jul 25, 2015.

    Hello world, it's just me. You may return to your regularly scheduled program now. So...my story. I am 28, I have a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology, minor in Sociology and a job that doesn't use it. I found my passion for writing late. So many writers that I have spoken (written?) to were early bloomers and have now have the distinction of being published authors. That is a fantasy of mine. Actually, I think that I just might pass out if I was ever lucky enough to have one of my novels turned into an audiobook and available on Audible. I just might enter my name in the search bar daily just to stare at it. I am now picturing a beam of light from heaven shining down on my computer screen and a heavenly choir singing as the screen shows that I...me, just little ol' me...have now been published. *Sigh*

    Anyway, back to the story. In college I decided to write my first novel in lieu of my Honors Thesis. It was intense, stressful and pretty much the only time in my life that I was certain that this is what I wanted to do.
    However, knowing that I want to be a writer and actually creating a novel good enough to be published are two different things. I gave the whole publishing thing a shot. I sent out about 20 query letters. Yeah I know, most people say 50, but I told myself that if I didn't get a favorable response by 20 then I should take a break from it for a while.

    Fast forward 5 freaking years and I am now at a job that bores me and I still crave the feeling I had when I wrote my first novel. It was like this giddy rush and I missed it. So, I decided that I am going to do it damn it! I am going to write again! I am currently 5 chapters in to my new novel, and I am happy. I feel like a part of me that was stuck in a box and shoved in the back of my closet has been set free. I decided to join this forum, because if I have learned that I am not the only one on this crazy train called writing, and I want to know you all. I want to talk to you and learn from you. I want to bond with you over things like writers block and character writing pitfalls. I want to see what you are writing and have you see what I am writing. I want to be just a little bit weird and know that you know exactly what I am talking about.
     
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  2. Lyrical

    Lyrical Frumious Bandersnatch

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    Yay! Welcome! It doesn't matter when you unlock your inner writer, as long it brings you joy when you do. I'd love to have a book on Audible someday too, doesn't even matter if it sold, just to see it there would be golden!
     
  3. Song

    Song Active Member

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    Welcome to the forum. It's never too late to start doing the thing you want!
     
  4. Whiplash

    Whiplash New Member

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    Hello. I am also new here. Thought I'd respond to a few "newbie" posts. I know what you mean that writing can be a rush. I love the feeling when my story is really flowing well and it just feels right. I can notice when I'm writing a part that is maybe sluggish or that needs to be revamped because it's lagging the momentum. I got to that point the other day on part of my new story where it seemed to have all this energy and at the end of a chapter, I felt like it was really becoming turtle-like. So I'll have to re-read that part and find out exactly why.

    But I hope you enjoy this place and I look forward to corresponding hopefully. :)

    - Whip
     
  5. KaTrian

    KaTrian A foolish little beast. Staff Supporter Contributor

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    Welcome to the forum. :)

    That's an interesting story, and I'm sure something a lot of us can relate to. Good to hear you're giving writing another shot! I hope we'll be able to help and support you on your journey. :)

    Here's our New Member Quick Start to get you started, if you hadn't found it yet.

    See you around!

    -Kat
     
  6. DancingCorpse

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    A very energetic and admirable introduction, I hope you bask in the rush of the challenge once more and one day find your name thrusting up from the search bar :p
     

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