Hello to anyone reading this. May your coffee be hot, your mind inspired, and tale on the tip of your tongue.
I am new and so far I am excited and encouraged by everything I see here. I like to write as well as draw and hopefully soon ill share some of both.
For years up until recently I had always written periodically with a theme that has been running through my brain for years. I wanted to write 10 books. I wrote whenever I found the time in 5 books primarily as inspiration hit and have nearly 150 pages typed out. I then did a 45 page revision on the first book a couple years back where I explored an alternate opening.
While it could have or would have worked I set my sights for the last two months on learning everything I could learn about what makes a good story. What people actually wanted to read and found that most of what I had written was not altogether useless it just wasn't as interesting as I thought it was. I do plan to keep it as a guide since it can easily be incorperated as back story when needed or a general guidline for my stories. I ended up condensing the first 3 books into 1 to save the ausience the coming of age tale of my MC and get straight into the interesting parts that I condensed. I also then condensed the following books down into 1 book.
I realized when I set off to start writing seriously was that I was not the awesome pantser I thought I was and started working on doing things the right way this time. I am still not a grammar wizard but I am working on it.
Anyhow, It's good to be here!