I don’t want to burn myself out on the first day of blogging, but I thought about how I’m going to blog and every time I do, i think I’ll write a little fun post about myself. Boy, does that sound conceited!
I figure that to get myself out there, and separate from my introvert self, blogging is the best way for me to be social. Therefore, this will have to do for now. 🙂
I’m not sure if any of you have heard of Wattpad; the hit writing network in the world right now. I stumbled upon it a few years ago when I wanted to get back into writing. I love to write, i learned, because I wrote a story halfway through when I was around twelve, but kept it put away. Once on the site, I decided to pull out that story from the shoebox i kept it in and rewrote it before it was uploaded.
Like any amateur writer, I was hoping for some feedback or a few votes, but received none. unlike on here, I was feeling a little bummed that my story wasn’t getting attention. It was competing with a whole bunch of other stories that (i read and were quite interesting to read!) i didn’t have a chance with. But then one year later, after i’ve completed my novel, all of a sudden I’m getting my inbox overfilled with comments about how i ended the story, and others commented on the story itself, some were quite devastated!
It was then that I began to ponder how long they had been reading my story, and how many others who didn’t comment were still reading it. It was exciting to say the least, but then began my journey of continuing to write. What was supposed to be only ONE book has now turned into four, possibly five.
My story, Barriers of Commitment (book1 in the BOC Series), was officially published on Septemeber 26, 2014. It was so exciting to hear the responses about my book on wattpad. For now, no one’s bought the print copy, but like i did for Wattpad, I will have to wait patiently for those readers to stumble upon my baby and take a chance at reading it.
It feels incredible to admit that I’m a writer, and now a published author. And i guess dreams really do come true if you work hard enough.
What’s something that you worked hard for?