1. Pandi

    Pandi New Member

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    I'm a newbie in every sense of the word

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Pandi, Sep 20, 2014.

    I don't know what possessed me to decide to write book. One morning I woke up with a story in my head and I felt the need to write it down - 30,000 words later here I am. I have never written that much before and when I looked back at it, it showed. It's garbage but I want to improve it. That is why I am here.

    -Pandi
     
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    It is always cool to hear about a fellow person who encountered an idea and then became interested in writing about it, rather than was interested in writing and then came up with something to write about.
     
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    Hi Pandi, welcome.

    I did the same thing three years ago. I pumped out 134,000 word draft of a duology. Now my first book is 3/4 done and my writing skills have improved immensely.
     
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    Welcome to the group. Finding the passion to write is the first step. I've only been around this forum a couple of weeks myself, but I think you've come to a great place for good advice and constructive criticism. So as long as you're motivated for the difficult work ahead, you can improve as a writer.
     
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    Thanks everyone. I'm looking forward to checking out this forum and getting some tips.
     
  6. Pandi

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    Hi GingerCoffee,

    That is amazing. Do you have someone that is going to publish it or are you working on your own?

     
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    I was hoping to finish this year but realized I'm probably still a year away from finishing. If I could write full time that might be different, sigh. I heard an author yesterday on CSPAN Book TV say her book took four years to write and one more to get published. She said that was about average so I feel I'm right on track.

    Like many writers, I will try first to interest an agent or a publisher. But I'm not looking forward to the idea they sit on your manuscript for months and months. There is a writers' convention here every year that lets you sign up to give three minute pitches to publishers. I plan to start there.
     
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    Hi, Pandi, and welcome! Please read the New Member Quick Start Guide - it'll get you going around here.

    Sounds like you're just like the rest of us - we wanted to write a story, gave it a try, and found that it stinks. So we all started trying to learn the craft of doing it well. You'll fit right in! :)
     
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