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Writing Always Improves…Hopefully

I just pulled out my short story, The Suit and was interested at the quality of my writing from only three years ago.  I thought y’all might find it interesting to read the differences.

From 2007:

Samantha’s foot bones cracked on the hard wood floor, she absolutely hated that sound.  Very rarely could anyone ever find her with out a body suit on, but currently she couldn’t figure out which one to wear.  Pacing the floor in front of her closet she moaned slightly in agony.  Panic rose up in Samantha’s throat as she stilled and observed her most current dilemma.

From 2011:

Samantha grimaced as the bones in her foot cracked against the hard wood floor.  It was early morning, she stood naked, without a body suit on to cover her bleached bones.  The black voids that were her eyes stared into the depths of her closet attempting to peer through the mess. A quiet moan rose up in her throat, and she took a quick step forward to reach into the chaos.

I guess my point with this is, with time and commitment, writing does get better.  I am hoping that over this next year my writing will improve by leaps and bounds.  I absolutely would love any and all help from any of you have to offer.  I will keep working on this piece and will hopefully post the entire thing sometime soon.

I’m also going to post a piece soon on running, keep watch.

New Year’s Resolutions

I have four resolutions this year:

  1. Become a published author, whether it be a short story, an article for a newspaper/magazine, or a book.
  2. Learn how to cook!  I can bake with the best of them but the art of cooking has continuously evaded me.
  3. Play the piano every day (this will commence once the piano is brought back out after Christmas decorations are taken down).
  4. Floss.  (Impressively, I am on my fifth day in a row of flossing).

I have joined the Society for Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (scbwi) and am extremely excited for all they have to offer including finding a critique group to join.  They have a conference coming up in February in Atlanta, GA that I would love to attend.  Unfortunately, the trip would cost upwards of $400 and that just isn’t in my budget right now.  Thankfully, more conferences will come up that I will be able to go to.

Currently, I have a few books in progress.

  1. A trilogy for young adults that  I have been diligently working on for a year now.
  2. After all that hard work, I have decided to take a break and am working on a fun children’s book entitled Rupert and the House that Spews Dragons, although I imagine that title will evolve and change a few dozen times before it is finished.
  3. I have pulled out a short story I wrote in my second year of college: The Suit.

I hope one of these will make its way to publication this year.

Stay tuned and I will hopefully put up an excerpt from one of my works in progress. 🙂