If you're looking for my Writer's Voice entry you can find it here.
It's day three of the Dust It off Bloghop, and I'm supposed to share what I've learned. Wow, where do I begin. IT ALL FALLS DOWN was the third novel I'd ever attempted to write, and I definitely saw a major improvement in my writing. Unlike my first two attempted novels I didn't get very far in it, but it was the first one that got a little attention.
I lurked on forums and blogs and learned how to write a pitch and a query letter. I got feedback from other writers on sites like Inkpop that said even though my writing was good it still needed work, and those were the types of comments that pushed me to work even harder. They really helped me grow as a writer, even though at the time they wounded my ego.
They say it takes at least ten years to become really good at something, but in the two years and some that I've been writing seriously I've learned so much already. I'm a lot more confident. Criticism doesn't make me squirm as much as it use to, and I truly feel like this is it. Writing children's and teen fiction is what I'm meant to do because I enjoy doing it.
When I think about the characters and places I could create, that's the best feeling in the world.
Thanks again Theresa and Cortney for putting this bloghop together. It was a lot of fun. I'm looking forward to the next one.
Thanks to everyone who followed and commented. It really means a lot to me.