Monday, November 28, 2011

Satisfaction of Finishing That First Draft

I'm taking a fiction writing class this semester. Our last project is to write a four to six page story, double spaced. Yesterday I worked on this first draft for hours. Then, finally, I decided this was my first draft. I know it's going to be changed over the next couple weeks. Possibly exponentially so. But the feeling of finally finishing that first draft? Isn't that such a wonderful feeling? It's a feeling of satisfaction, at least that's what I get. Do you guys get that feeling after you finish a first draft too? Let me know!

<3 Amanda Leigh

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Progress on My Project

So I have been working on my first YA novel, My Heart is Yours. This is a YA Romance novel. The idea for it started five years ago, when I was fifteen years old. It wasn't originally going to be a novel but the idea kept turning in my head and my characters kept talking to me. I'm sure all of us writers out there know what that's like. They say you do have to be a tad schizophrenic to be a writer. Argueably, we are just functioning schizoprenics.
Well, my characters wouldn't shut up. So I decided to take on this idea and turn it into a full length novel. If all goes well, I'll be finished with my first draft at the end of January. I'll keep you updated on the progress of my project. 
I promise I will blog more later. And it won't only beabout my book, it will also be about books, authors, writers, and hopefully have some interviews. I hope you enjoy! 

<3 Amanda Leigh