I was at university last year, and I've returned! It was a grueling year; lots happened, and I was unable to keep up with was at university for the past year editing and writing. But now, with the summer, I've been working hard, creating new ideas and changing old ones. I took a writing class, and it was incredible. I learned much about my writing and got amazing feedback from my peers and teacher. Looking at my writing now, I realize I have grown a lot and decided this can't do!
I'm unsure when I can return to regular biweekly postings, but I have a new goal. With feedback from my classes and comments on WordPress, I'm rewriting my ongoing stories. I'll be releasing them as new, and one of the biggest changes I've stuck to is not limiting my word count. I initially aimed for 1500-2000 words per chapter, but I was cutting corners in my story to meet these goals. This sacrificed a lot of details and left out a lot of opportunities.
I don't want to do that anymore! I will still do specific writing challenges to improve my writing and encourage me to create a fantastic story for everyone to read. Like the "Don't say the word" challenge or doing word prompts. These won't be perfect, and I do my best to self-edit because these stories aren't for profit. These are my creative outlet and my passion for writing.
Another thing I'm working on is a way to create a community of people who also want to read stories and improve their own writing. In my writing class, I had an amazing time reading my peer's work and giving feedback on their writing. Seeing my mistakes while editing other people's works was incredible, and I learned a lot from it. So if anyone is looking for feedback or useful criticism to help improve your stories, please get in touch with me!
I'm not a professional by any means, and I'm not asking for payments. This is just purely to offer opinions and give examples that could be beneficial. I won't be editing every page of your books, or every chapter. If there are reoccurring issues, there isn't a point to continue to every page and keep pointing it out. I also won't help edit for publication purposes. This is just for peer support and to get valid input, which is something I always wished for when posting my stories. You can get more details when you reach out to me.
Thank you, everyone for the support and patience throughout this journey of mine. I appreciate those who have read my works and continue into the future. I can only hope one day that I can publish something officially and make my Turnip Patch a real dream come true!
Look out for the new release chapters of Whispering Death!