Are you working on any writing projects? Refine and share a few lines from that! (If not, sketch out some ideas for an upcoming project.)
These 31 Days of Writing Creatively have been a mix of fiction and non-fiction, but this post is all-me!
As I declared recently on this blog, I have a renewed drive to fill my dream of becoming a published author. Not because I want to see my name in print, not at all. I want to share good stories with others. Part of me also wants to know that my writing, my art, fits the bill – if that makes sense.
Having said that, I am pursuing a few projects.
To my surprise, I’ve found that my strongest pieces are children’s picture book manuscripts. The piece I’m currently working on submitting looks at the environment of a nursing home from a child’s perspective in a really creative way, hoping that it will be a way for kids to dispel uncertainties they may have about nursing homes and learn that by considering new angles they might overcome their fears. (There are a few other children’s manuscripts I’ve also rediscovered and resurrected.) I also have a longer, just shy of novel-length YA fantasy fiction that I’ve been working on for quite some time, though I’m not entirely sure it’s ready to be shared yet. An awesome kiddo I know did recently read this almost-novel, though, and gave me rave reviews which has certainly put a pep in my step and smile on my face.
(Of course, I’m being purposefully hesitant about these pieces because they’re actively being submitted for publication!)
If you’re interested in pursuing publication, I’ve found these resources invaluable: