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So I have decided that I was going to change my profile up a little bit here... when I first wrote my profile it was three in the morning, I had just spent hours at my computer writting the second chapter to my story Beyond the Horizon, and needless to say I was a bit grouchy. Writting is probably the single most difficult thing ever! Anyone who says otherwise, I have no clue how they can say that. It's hell when I'm writting, seriously, no jokes! When I'm writting, I litterally become a hermit, I shut myself off completely from everything, just me and my laptop in the basement with the lamp on. This can go on for days at a time until I'm moderately satisfied with what I have written. I may take breaks from my writting, but my mind is still on overdrive! Walking my dog, taking a shower, buying groceries, doesnt matter what I could be doing, my mind is constanly flooded ideas for my book, and for future books that I have either already started, or want to write.
I will give you a little insight as to how and why I started writting;
I have always been a creative little devil, or so my mom called me. I loved to read just about anything I could get my hands on, I guess my passion for reading somehow influenced me to write, reading all those stories sparked a flame in me I guess you could say. English class was my best subject , and essays and short stories were my favourite kind of homework. I have always loved to draw, paint, ect. it stumped my parents and family when I would show them pieces of art I would bring home... " I dont know where you got your artistic ability Amanda, but you sure didnt get it from our side of the family!" to quote my mother on several occasions. So by the time I reached middle school I was writing little short stories for myself, and I stashed them away in a folder, along with many drawings and pieces of poetry I had written. Grade nine rolled around and bang! Sitting in math class bored out of mind, doodling, it hit me, so I started writing the first chapter to this amazing plot that just popped into my head. Within six months, I had finished it, 25 chapters in all.
The rest of my high school years flew by, I was still writing short stories for myself, and continuously writing down ideas I had but didnt have the time to really start anything. I knew that I always wanted to write, I never really thought about doing it professionally or anything you know, just for myself, and barely anyone read any work I had done.
So that brings us round to now. As you may notice I have had this account for I guess less than three months. There is only four things of which I ask from my readers; 1) is for their patience, writing is a tedious, and sometimes painful experience, and I try to update as fast as I can. 2) Constructive criticism, yes, I know, some of you are like eww why would she want that. Well for one its the best tool any true writer can use, it helps us realise our mistakes, and helps us become better at what we do. And two, I'm tough, I dont go around pretending to be the best writer out there, even though I sometimes feel that way when I'm proud of myself, but I would like to know how I can improve upon myself to make my writing better! So that brings us to 3) Enjoy it, enjoy every piece of literature on this site, all these authors/writer/beta readers, are working hard that you cant even imagine, putting their hard time and effort into everything they write. And finally 4) Please leave a review, there is nothing more special to almost every author/writer than positive feedback!
Wrapping things up, I would like to thank my bff Melissa for all her support and help in editing Beyond the Horizon. Also I'm in the beginning stages of writing my own book called Dimensia, I'm hoping to get it published when it is finished, so that's going to start chewing up more of my time, and inevitably going to drive me mad.
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You know you live in 2008 when...
You know you live in 2008 when...
1. You accidentally enter your password on a microwave.
2. You haven’t played solitaire with real cards in years.
3. The reason for not staying in touch with your friends is that they don't have AIM/LiveJournal/MySpace.
4. You'd rather look all over the house for the remote instead of just pushing the button on the TV.
6. Your evening activity is sitting at the computer.
7. As you read this list you think about sending it to all your friends.
8. You read this list, and keep nodding and smiling.
9. You think about how stupid you are for reading this.
10. You were too busy to notice number five.
11. You actually scrolled back up to check if there was a number five.
12. And now you're laughing at your stupidity.
13. Put this in your pro if you fell for it. You know you did.
If you spend multiple hours each day reading or writing or a combination of both...copy and paste this on your profile
Here are some quotations that I love;
The role of a writer is not to say what we all can say, but what we are unable to say. ~Anaïs Nin
If there's a book you really want to read, but it hasn't been written yet, then you must write it. ~Toni Morrison
Easy reading is damn hard writing. ~Nathaniel Hawthorne
Being an author is like being in charge of your own personal insane asylum. ~Graycie Harmon
Every writer I know has trouble writing. ~Joseph Heller
The only cure for writer's block is insomnia. ~Merit Antares
Every creator painfully experiences the chasm between his inner vision and its ultimate expression. The chasm is never completely bridged. We all have the conviction, perhaps illusory, that we have much more to say than appears on the paper. ~Isaac Bashevis Singer
If I'm trying to sleep, the ideas won't stop. If I'm trying to write, there appears a barren nothingness. ~Carrie Latet
It is impossible to discourage the real writers - they don't give a damn what you say, they're going to write. ~Sinclair Lewis
And my personal favourite!
Writing is utter solitude, the descent into the cold abyss of oneself. ~Franz Kafka
Woulda, Coulda, Shoulda: Shel Silverstein
All the Woulda-Coulda-Shouldas
Layin' in the sun,
Talkin' 'bout the things
They woulda coulda shoulda done...
But those Woulda-Coulda-Shouldas
All ran away and hid
From one little Did