i'm not one of those people who always knew they wanted to write.
i'm one of those people who always loved to read.
ever since i can remember my life has been filled with books, but i never had an urge to put pen to paper, fingers to keyboard and actually write.
there was only one time in my childhood that i imagined myself a published author. i was in jr. high and the school library was hosting a talk given by a young adult author. she was an alumna and had riddled her novel with references to our school. sitting in the library i allowed myself to imagine i was her, talking with the students and suggesting that one day they might be giving a speech at their former jr. high.
it wasn't until i became an adult did i even consider attempting to write. and now here i am, working on my fourth young adult novel, hoping to soon land an agent (i'll wait until i've landed an agent before i dream of actually being published).
now you might be thinking, "this gal has written three novels and is still unrepresented. she must suck."
and you know what?
you may be right. but i like to think of my first novels as practice. as a way of working on my craft. my previous novels were written in quick succession, the last one completed three years ago.
so why has it taken me so long to start writing again?
reason #1 - burnout
i was just all written out. i had an idea i really wanted to work into a novel but i was just too tired. i had no enthusiasm and no flow, so i thought a break would benefit me.
reason #2 - baby
throughout my pregnancy and the first year of my son's life, i have just had no time (or energy) to write. it's taken a long time, but now i am itching to work on my novel. the only problem is finding the time.
but i am determined and dedicated.
this blog is just a fun way for me to document my journey while working on my current project, and to give my thoughts on Young Adult literature.
and a way to remind me to WRITE!