update: poetry book

Since finishing my poetry book and sending it to my beta/editor, I’ve decided to change the title. I came to the conclusion that the one I used while working was too much like what middleschool!Tes would have chosen. The new title is “Girl, Back Home” because the poetry is a lot about me coming to terms with who I am, where I’m from, and other things of that nature. I’m a lot happier with this title!

Aside from that, I have made the decision not to have illustrations in this book. It was becoming too much of a hassle for me and my best friend who was drawing them so I felt it was best to do without them. I’m slightly disappointed but hopefully the words can speak for themselves.

I should be publishing soon! I’m so excited, y’all!

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camp nano & wattpad

I’ve decided to participate in Camp NaNo next month! I’m going to be working on an idea I have for a romance novella that’s going to be cheesy but is already a lot of fun to write.

I actually just finished writing the (first draft) of the first chapter and I’m really pleased with how it’s going.

I’ve been so caught up in trying to write my novel that isn’t titled or anywhere near done that I’ve kind of lost my love for writing. I think taking time to work on something else will definitely help me out of the little writer’s block dump I’ve been stuck in for a while now. The problem is that I want so badly to write this novel and have it come out perfect that I’m starting to hold myself back. Second guess my decisions and ideas. It’s frustrating and disheartening.

It’s been several years since I’ve used Wattpad – to read or to get my writing out there. I made the decision today to post the romance novel as I’m working on it and then edit it later with any feedback that I get. It’s just so hard to write without editing. I have to stop myself from doing it and from going back over what I’ve written.

The idea that I might actually make some progress this year is incredibly exciting. This feels like I’m going in the right direction.

Are any of you participating in Camp NaNo? Tell me about what you’re writing!

my poetry book is in it’s final stages!

I wrote the final poem today, added it to the document I’ve religiously kept updated with every poem and sent it to my beta reader. I also printed out the last few poems I hadn’t given to my illustrator and she has everything sorted out too.

Basically, I’m just playing the waiting game right now.

But oh. my. god!!!! I never thought I would make it here. I never thought I would get this far. This dream of mine is so close. I want to cry and laugh at the same time.

Keep checking back for more updates.