children's writer

A Work In Progress: 8.29.12

Aug 29, 2012

Hello dear blog readers! Recently I came across a beta reader community called YA Stands.
I took the plunge and got in contact with one of the lovely ladies and she agreed to beta read Pretty-Eyed Girls Don't Cry. I'm excited and nervous to see what she has to say.

Having your work beta read can be a very eye-opening experience. What I find works for me is reviewing the beta reader's notes, letting it simmer for awhile, then start to make changes. It's a tried and true method that really helps keep those "they obviously don't get my story" feelings at bay. I also signed up for Gearing Up to Get an Agent. I figured it couldn't hurt to give it a go. In South of Lonesome Land things have been on hiatus. My mind has been on other things, blogging for one. I've been doing a lot of blog stalking and soaking up a ton of inspiration from Pinterest.

I love creative people! I love what I do, but I want to do more. I've been having this urge to expand my creative talents. One of my resolutions was to draw every day. I think I'm going to start up again.

Five creative things I'd love to do someday:

1. Open an Etsy shop
2. Learn how to draw and paint
3. Learn photography
4. Create my own jewelry
5. Learn how to make blog templates

I am still a work in progress.

Are there any other creative things you guys like to do other than writing? Are any of my goals on your to-do lists?

Berries photographed by Dasha.
2 comments on "A Work In Progress: 8.29.12"
  1. I used to make jewelry, headbands, hair accessories, bookmarks, duct tape pens, etc and a woman I know would sell them in her craftshop. She's closing down her business, so that's not gonna happen anymore :(

    I also play piano and draw and I love photography. I love taking pictures of the outdoors and I post a lot of photos on my facebook page.

    I want to learn to paint and I want to learn to play the cello. It would also be cool to have a website where I could sell the little things I make. :)

    By the way, I've found YA Stands too, and they're awesome!

    1. Hey, Jadzia! I'd really love to do all of those things, especially learn how to play the piano.

      I just realized I wrote strands instead of stands. I changed it. :D