First off, before I go into my post. I picked nicknames for my kids my oldest daughter will be referred to by pumpkin. My middle daughter firecracker and then my twin boys Phineas and Ferb anyone who has seen that cartoon will know what it is, and they remind me of my boys.
Now onto what happened this afternoon, Pumpkin came home from school and gave me her school work. I was looking over her graded papers, and she said “Oh, by the way, mom, I wrote a story today, it just came to me.” I proceeded to question her to find out more. And found out it was during writing time, and she had computer time, so she opened word and started writing. She then told me “oh yeah I wrote 510 words.” She left the kitchen and went into the living room, while I proceeded to pick my mouth off the ground. My husband said “that’s your daughter.” She’s written stories before in notebooks, but never that long. I read it over and it’s really good for her age, she’s in the 3rd grade. We talked about it some more before bed, and I told her she did a good job. Pumpkin said it just sort of came to her, and she had to write it down. She said she wants to be a writer like her mama. That’s my baby and mama couldn’t be happier.
Well, I finally decided to take the jump and make a blog for my writing. I’ll blog here about the ups and downs on my way to publication. So join me in the adventure of writing. I wrote some poems in middle school. By the time I got into High School, I’d stopped writing, but there were always stories and characters running around in my head. Last October I picked back up my writing, but not poems this time. The crazy thought that popped into my head was to write a novel. . Having no clue how to do it, I put it off for a few days, but the characters wouldn’t shut up until I picked up a pencil and paper and started writing.
So, I rolled up my sleeves and got started. Things were going great. I wanted to write a YA (Young Adult) book because I have daughters and one that reads those books. Well, that went downhill fast on me. I mulled over it for a few days and still tried to get it to come together, but it wouldn’t. My characters wouldn’t behave; they wanted to hop into bed, and for me, I just couldn’t write that into a YA book.
Two days later, a new idea for a book came to me, and I was off and running. There wasn’t a day that the characters didn’t talk to me, and things fell into place. It was then I realized that I was much better suited to write in the romance genre. Now I couldn’t be happier. Since then, I’ve finished the manuscript, and it’s currently on an editor’s desk. I’m waiting to hear if they want revisions, or if they want a full manuscript (because right now they have first three chapters), or if they will pass on it. I’ve been busy working on the sequel in the series, and I couldn’t be happier with how it’s turning out.