Wednesday, March 23, 2016

....Oops, I meant to publish this yesterday. Oh well! It's "Writer's Wednesday".... on a Thursday! Enjoy

Hello! It's me...
    I was wondering -- if you wanted to hear about my idea for this book I'm writing!
    Don't worry, I'm not going to keep quoting Adele lyrics at you. Even though they are pretty amazing~!
    So, I actually got this idea from someone else; however, she isn't planning on writing it, and I thought it was pretty cool.... so I've adopted it as my own! I've already started putting my own little twists on it.
    ....I probably ought to tell you what the actual idea is now.
    I'm going to write a book, where the main character falls in love with the reader. A couple books like this already exist, but hopefully mine will still be unique! The one thing that I can't decide on is whether the main character will be a boy or a girl. Thoughts? Let me know what you think!
     I'm already working on... three?... other stories with my friend Kathryn. And, I've got a novel going that takes place in the future -- I'm working on Chapter 5 for that one. I'm hoping that it won't get too confusing/overwhelming, with so many different projects going on at once! My brother (James) keeps telling me that I shouldn't keep starting new books, and that I should just focus on one. He's probably right.... but the thing is, I'll get this awesome idea for a novel, and feel a very intense need to write it down before I forget it. And these new ideas are always so exciting, that I want to start working on them right away! *sigh* The struggle of being an author... or an almost-author, I guess?
    My mom told me that I ought to start looking at magazines and submitting articles to them. I think that would be really cool, but the problem is, I don't know which magazines I would want to submit to! There are just so many. Oh, and I looked up information about writing magazine articles... and they're supposed to be pretty short, usually no longer than two or three pages. I love writing long, detailed things.... how am I going to condense all of my writing into one or two pages?! I'll figure it out eventually, I guess... hopefully the magazines like my writing, when I submit it!
    Well, I'll post again later! Have a great week!
~ Mattie


  1. Hi Mattie,
    In the g'zillions of books I've read, I have never heard that theme. What a majorly cool idea.
    One of many ideas out there:
    For shorter stories, look into Guidepost, Readers Digest for ideas of how they do it. If you can find the regular length version of a Reader's Digest story, and then their short magazine version, it might offer clues as to what you can leave out and still keep the integrity of your story intact. Also, see the progression of ideas in the various forms of Highlights...they write to different age audiences and that might give you the jump start you're needing.
    I also think there are all sorts of other options out there. I have a friend who is an Author, want me to check with her?

    Luv Ya Bunches.
    Hope you all had a marvelous Easter!
    Prayers flowing,
    Ms Lu
    Actually, some of your marvelous posts fit, grin.

  2. Thanks so much, Ms. Lu! Those are some awesome ideas, I'll definitely have to check! If you could talk to your friend, that would be really awesome.
    Thanks again~!

    1. Hi Mattie,
      I spoke with my author-friend Kelly, and sent the info to your Mom in a fb pm.
      Eager to hear where things go!
      Wishing you all the best with testing!
      Love & Prayers,
      Ms Lu

  3. Neat. Hope the just jiggle your brain cells into loads of other fantastic ideas!
    OK, Will do (talk to my author friend)! Will get back with you.
    Ms Lu