104 - 16.4.13
I read this at midnight with a tired drowsy head but it really did put a huge grin on my face. I’m so touched, thank you. xx
J. K. Rowling (via sandflies)
1 year anniversary since novel #1!!
Oh my god, I completely forgot to mention this a few days back, but April 14th marks a year since I completed my very first novel.
I can still remember how intense it was, being challenged to write over 30,000 words in six days in order to submit it into a competition. I was drained and practically immobile after days of literally not moving from my computer, but in the end I did it, and it’s one of the proudest things I have ever done.
I proved to myself that I could complete anything if I kept going, as beforehand anything I tried to write always fell short.
I fortunately got short listed into the top 10 of the contest and my prize was getting my novel printed into a little paperback, and even though I didn’t win, I had never been happier with such a present; a glimpse into a possible future of publishing my own work.
I look back at that novel and I honestly cringe - it’s not something I’m proud of in hindsight in terms of literary execution, but I’m proud for the sole fact that I wrote it and I completed it, and I am telling you, the feeling of completing something so monumental will leave you with the best feeling.
A year on and my second novel is still in process, and in its early days too (due to lovely college exams taking over my life) but literally, I have it all prepared from start to finish - and I even have 2 more follow-ups in plan.
I’ve learnt so much about writing not just since my last novel but also since I began this blog. I can’t wait to see what the future holds, what I have left to give.
If you have a dream, just fucking go for it. No ifs, no buts. You could end up somewhere spectacular.
Six Word Story (via stability)
There’s a full, bright moon directly in the sky outside my window and it’s so clear and everything is so silent and there are a few stars sprinkled around and the the silhouetted branches of a big naked tree across the street towers in front of the moon it’s all so serene I wish I could show you
I’m wondering if those are song lyrics or something aha
Thank YOU for taking time to read them! x