Wednesday, 8 June 2011

about writing

I've been so entranced by the iPad, I haven't created anything to post about!
Well that's not true, I've been writing again.
I've been writing, I think, since I was 14. At that time, my aspirations was to be the next 16-year old author (I think I misread somewhere that Christopher Pike - my idol at that time - was first published at age 16).
My first manuscript took a little over a year to finish; I was banging away on the only computer in the house 24/7 (I don't remember the model, but I think it was running Windows 3.1).
I submitted the manuscript when I was 17 I think, although I must admit I did a slipshod of it. Not surprisingly, I recieved a rejection letter - it took them 2 years to get back to me; I suspect that my manuscript got chucked in a corner for a while, but I'm grateful that they took the time to get back to me (and even sent my manuscript back - as opposed to just chucking it out).
Yes, I don't use conventional pen and paper to write.
The app I'm using is called Notes Plus - I'll talk about it some other time, but it rocks!
Writing fiction, I find, is not something that could be shared easily in a blog format. I can tell you I'm in the planning stage, but it doesn't make for very interesting blog entries.
So I do apologise for the lack of posts recently, I'll try to fit some sketching or zentangling in and posts regularly again.

2 comments:

  1. It always amazes me how 'creativity' creeps into every possibility. Now - with an ipad - you're writing again. How exciting!!!

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  2. Congratulations on getting back to your writing. I think it's pretty impressive that you had the courage to create and submit something at such a young age (and wait two years to hear a response).

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