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.