My name is Megan. And there is a reason for all this.
I’m a writer. Have been for years. I read my first novel at age six (Babysitter’s Little Sister series, yeah!) and by the time I was nine or ten, I knew I wanted to write. R.L. Stine recommended in a FAQ that young, aspiring writers read widely, so I did (and still do.) All through high school, I essentially doodled bits and pieces of novels, playing with characters, worlds, and plots. I could have gone to school and gotten a proper science degree and the proper, well-paying job to go with it, but I didn’t. Instead, I studied communications and earned a degree in professional writing. (Don’t get me wrong. I love the field, but the pay sucks, especially at entry-level.)
So now I’m trying to grow as a writer, and move away from that doodling teenager. I want to get my voice out there, and I’ve decided that 2014 is the year to get my act together.
For once, I have resolutions:
1) Every day, spend an hour on something that contributes to my writing (includes plot/character development and back story doodles, as well as actual writing.)
2) Beat novel manuscript into shape and get it ready for submission.
3) Enter a minimum of 8 short story contests.
But while I will be using this blog to keep myself honest (as using private journals just isn’t working,) I will also be experimenting with and posting about new writing tricks, processes, and prompts, as well as keeping tabs on this year’s writing contests. So if you have any tips, tricks, guides, articles, or prompts that you think might be useful to aspiring writers, feel free to contact me via email.