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  1. ZoeyGirl

    ZoeyGirl New Member

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    Hello everyone!

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by ZoeyGirl, Apr 25, 2016.

    Hello everyone!

    I am so very new to this so it might take me a while to "warm up," but I am excited to be a part of your group!

    Currently, I am a few chapters away (from what I can tell now) from finishing my first Young Adult novel - the first novel I've ever written. Prior to this, I had mostly written poetry for myself, although I did earn some minor recognition for it back in high school. I honestly didn't consider myself a writer when I was younger, even though I received encouragement through my high school and college teachers. I ended up going in different directions in life but never really felt "complete." When I finally figured out what was missing, I didn't have much trouble coming up with the idea for my novel, and I started writing again. Now I want to get it finished, and I want to get it published.

    This is the first time I have reached out to other writers to learn more about the craft, to help support others, and to be supported, and I am looking forward to learning from all of you! Thank you!
     
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    Steerpike Felis amatus Contributor

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    Welcome to the site, Zoey. And congrats on being so close to finishing your novel. That's quite an accomplishment. I hope you enjoy your time here!
     
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  3. ZoeyGirl

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    Thank you so much!
     
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    KaTrian A foolish little beast. Staff Supporter Contributor

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    Welcome to the forum! Sounds like you'll fit right in. :)

    Congratulations for making it so far with your novel! That's no small feat. :)

    Here's our New Member Quick Start Guide to get you officially started around here. See you around!

    -Kat
     
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    Welcome, I also went other directions in my life other then writing but I did read throughout all those years. Good luck with your finishing novel and everything that comes after it.
     
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  6. ZoeyGirl

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    Thank you so much!
     
  7. ZoeyGirl

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    Thank you so much! Yes! Exactly! I never stopped reading either. I had that moment where I looked back trying to remember what I truly loved doing, and it was always reading and working everything out in creative writing. (I could never keep a journal for some strange reason!)
     
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    Welcome to the site, and well done, for being so close to finishing your first novel!
    Do you find it challenging to write a novel with such young characters as your first?
    I am writing a New Adult novel and I find it quite a challenge even though I'm not that much older.

    Anyway, I hope to see you around. :)
     
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    Welcome to WF. :)
     
  10. ZoeyGirl

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    Thank you! I am not gonna lie - I needed to look up the definition of New Adult novel to have a better understanding. Before I started my current novel, I actually started writing a story that would have fit perfectly into that genre. But that was a few years ago, and I was not familiar with the New Adult category. How is your novel going? That genre would be totally up my alley!

    I am finding that I enjoy writing with younger characters. Personally, I enjoy the teenage crowd. (I used to be a high school teacher). I find that group of people fascinating, and I feel like I can understand them. Teaching that group probably helped, and I do turn back to my high school teaching experience as I am working with the drama of the characters. Thanks for touching base. I would love to hear more about your writing and what you would like to do with it!
     
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    Thank you so much!
     

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