RSchibler wrote:I started dreaming about a character (cliche I know) and decided I had to write her story. Then I found out I wasn’t all that good at writing - so I wrote a short story to practice. That was also terrible. So I wrote another one, finished the book, edited it, wrote another story. Somewhere along the way, writing just became something I did, and something I very much want to succeed at. To me, success would be pro short story sales, an agent, and books on the shelf in brick and mortars. And I’m working hard to make all that happen.
Books: would it be cheating to bring the Riftwar Cycle by Raymond Feist? They’re my favorites and there’s only 30 of them. Or so.
Happy Writing friends. One month and some change to deadline!
I like your definition of a successful career in writing, Becky. It matches my own. Especially the brick and mortar part. That's a guarantee your book is in print, and that you'll have something physical to sign to readers. There is a wonderful feeling of a book in hand with your story in it, and special warmth in your soul as a complete stranger, eyes beaming, asks you to sign it for them. At that moment, you are not just a writer. You become an author. In my book, that is a great thing to be, and a great moment I wish for all of you to experience.
Interesting choice on your favorite series. I read Feist long ago, even vigorously played his Krondor/Riftwar game. I bought his MAGICIAN: APPRENTICE at my prior signing at B&N--I hadn't read the Author's Preferred Edition. I am reading it now. It's a fun read, taking me back to younger days.