I’ve been writing more prose recently. I got a writing prompt notebook and a writing craft book for my birthday so I’ve been doing short prompts a lot (honestly I haven’t really looked at the craft book yet, though I should). It’s been really refreshing. I forget how much fun it is to write.
A few weeks ago I got my own Wattpad account. If you don’t know what it is, Wattpad is a writer’s/reader website. It’s pretty cool so far. I’d heard of it a few years ago but hadn’t bothered to get on until now. They also have an app, which is handy (I’m not very good at using it yet but I have a really good friend who is helping me learn).
I wanted to share this with you because I keep thinking about how I went to school and learned how to write but just a couple years after graduating the only writing I’m doing is this blog. I really like doing this and I’m going to continue but at the same time I want to get my writing, my prose and poetry, out there to more eyes. Wattpad is supposed to be good for that so we will see how this works out.
What I want to do is set up a posting schedule for myself. I’ll keep up on this blog Saturdays and was thinking of posting on Wattpad on Mondays. It’s a little close together but since I don’t work Sundays I should be pretty much guaranteed at least an hour or two for writing on Sundays. So that should cover any last second things I need to do before posting on Wattpad.
Something that I feel I need to address with you, my amazing readers, is how I write here vs. how I write stories. Here, I am myself. I write basically how I speak in my everyday life (maybe a little different but I do try to keep it real). So, very specifically, I don’t swear or use offensive language. I also don’t really discuss particularly dark subjects since I don’t encounter serial killers or werewolves in my daily life and I haven’t been through anything considered very traumatic.
In writing a story I don’t write as myself. I am writing a character. Sometimes that character has a dark past or is doing things of questionable morality. Sometimes they use language that some may find offensive (there are still language lines I won’t cross, character or not). Sometimes characters die in horrible scenarios. Sometimes there is no happy ending.
I don’t say this because it embarasses me, or because I think anyone is prudish or weak. I say this because it is a different. Because you may come here to read real life experiences from a Christian girl in rural America and that is NOT the kind of fiction I write. I’m not into false advertising. I want you to know what you’re getting into.
I write a lot of fantasy, some sci-fi, and very little realistic fiction (it usually becomes magical realism at some point honestly). If that interests you, please check out my Wattpad! I would love for you to see my work! Anything with strong language or dark themes will be labeled/tagged. I write plenty that is safe and family friendly as well (I just don’t want you blindsided by what is not)!
I don’t have a lot up right now but I will be posting a new chapter, story, or poem every Monday from now on!