I’m BACK!!

So, I disappeared for a little while.  But I promise you I was actually busy!  So let me catch you up on what’s been going on in my little world.

First, BROKEN CROWN REACHED #1!!!!  Yes, you read that right.  For one entire day, Broken Crown was #1 in Fantasy.  I’ll take it!  With that came reads, which was awesome, and some new followers, who are also awesome!

Second, I’ve been working on the sequel to Broken Crown.  It’s proven to be a bit more difficult than I imagined.  I figured since I already had a cast of characters and a plotline drawn out, pulling it all together would be easy.  I was wrong.  It’s harder this time because I’m introducing new characters, have new drama with in all of them, and I’m still trying to reach that end goal.  It’s going, but some days are painful!!

Third, I’ve been working on some new stories.  I don’t know if I will put them on Wattpad, or if I will try and do something else with them.  We shall see.

And lastly, I’ve got something up my sleeve as far as Broken Crown and Levens saga goes, so stay tuned for some exciting news!!

Ok folks.  That’s all from me today!  I will be back with some new posts in the next few days.  Hopefully, you’re still interested!!

XOXO

Missy Q

The Dreaded Rewriting Process

I’ve had a few people comment that they really like my story and my writing style.

First of all, I’m blown away by those comments. Really I am.

Second, I want to assure you that the version you find on Wattpad is not the first one I wrote.  The version I have on there is actually the fourth draft. Which means there were three drafts before it that I cried and cursed over for months.

My first draft was terrible. Like truly horrible. It came in at 30000 words and was not actually a story at all. It was nothing but various scenes, with absolutely nothing connecting them. NOTHING! I literally put “Put Something Here” in sections. And if I couldn’t think of a name for a character, I put “Name” in big letters.

Do you know why I did that? Because your first draft is supposed to be terrible.

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(This is a picture of all of my notes and versions before I finally finished. And I’m still not finished. )

When I finally had somewhat of a story, I started re writing it. The second draft was where I had actual chapters, an actual beginning, middle and end. But it still sucked.

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(All those red marks. All those mistakes.)

So I went to a third draft. And it was better. Much better. Good enough that u let people actually read it, which was the scariest thing I have ever done in my life, but I’ll tell you more about that in a later post.

The version that is on Wattpad now is the one that was fixed with the feedback I got from my beta readers.

I tell you all this because I don’t want you to get discouraged with writing. It’s a lonely activity, one that bleeds you dry. You’ll get headaches and self doubt. But if you keep doing it, keep working at it, you’ll get to the end. And if your like me, you’ll probably cry. Yup, I did. And I’m not ashamed one bit!

XOXO
Missy Q