Wattpad Story: I’m Writing Again!

I’m writing again! I’ve been not working for almost two months, and while the first month was spent mainly acclimating, and then getting addicted to Animal Crossing, this month has been all about writing.

Dudes, it’s been amazing. Somehow my creativity and energy for writing are abounding. Maybe because I’m not working, maybe because I’m actively doing so much to help my mental health and that’s making me just more creative in general… who know? Who cares? I’m riding this high while it lasts, baby.

A while back I had the idea for a Wattpad serial story featuring an intrepid bookseller and involving magic and romance and general adventures. I wrote a few notes but left it at that, in my compost file where all my ideas go.

Long story short, I fleshed it out, had a massive back and forth brainstorm sesh with my brother, and got the first arc all outlined. Like, a whole ARC. With character sketches and everything in a nice new notebook. (Ah, my notebook obsession, you strike again.)

If you follow me on social media, particularly Facebook, you’ll know I’ve been working on cover art probably more than is healthy, but good news on that front; I hired an actual artist so I wouldn’t waste anymore of my time trying to be talented. Instead I got back to writing. Smort, Audra Mae.

With the all-important cover out of the way, I have now focused my attention once again on rapid drafting, editing, revising and re-revising of the first two parts of the story. Altogether around 5000 words. Not bad. Not bad at all. Now the momentum is picking up I’ll be able to have a much faster turnover.

As of right now, the book blurb goes something like this:

Out with the old, in with the new…world, that is. Tabitha Price, an average bookseller in an average town, doesn’t expect life to get much more interesting than the books she reads. But when a friend accidentally sends her to another world, Tabitha will learn that sometimes, living in a fantasy isn’t all that fantastic.

In this new world, wars rage across the country, monsters roam free, and knights are sent to scavenge from the dead. It’s dreary, confusing, and Tabitha is sure she’s going to die at any second. Her only chance is to find a group of adventurers to protect her. That can’t be too hard, right?

Not bad, eh? It needs polishing, and I’m thinking I’ll host a poll to have you guys help determine what blurb sounds best, but for a first time blurb-writer, I’m pretty proud of myself.

And that’s another great thing. I’m having fun writing and not having any self-defeating thoughts! Like, the story isn’t perfect, even after edits, but it’s good. Good enough. No longer is my perfectionism the enemy of my goodness.

I don’t have a timeline for publishing yet. My artist is working amazingly fast, but I want to have at least five parts prepped and ready to go before I start.

But I am so, so excited to share Tabitha with you guys.

3 thoughts on “Wattpad Story: I’m Writing Again!”

  1. I’m SO excited for you! Wattpad can be great for putting yourself out there and getting feedback, which is what I’m assuming you’re doing.

    OMG. Book covers and book blurbs are the worse. I hated how hard it was to come up with one, ur, both. HATED IT. Ended up changing the first one, and the blurbs, forgetaboutit.

    I will say I like your blurb. I would change one of the ‘averages’ maybe to ordinary bookseller, and ‘fantasy’ to ‘fantastic’ are too similar in the same sentence. I think I know what you’re going for because I do the same damn thing, but as an objective and loving eye (just one eye), that’s my “no one arsed you Lani” opinion.

    But HOORAY! I’m so glad you’re using this time to be productive and be awesome. You had me at intrepid bookseller 😀 Can’t wait, xo

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    1. Thanks!!

      Yeah, it was such a good decision to hire an artist. The time wasted and the frustration of trying to make my own was just distracting more than anything.

      I’m definitely going to tinker with the blurb more. I have an alternate version, and I’m going to create a few more and then maybe have a poll about which one works best! It’s so hard to make them sound not-generic when they have to be generic for marketing lol.

      But I’m just thankful to be writing again, and that the process is going so well. Luv ya!

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      1. I know, groan, I hate how they do want something generic and I’ve even read that you should give away the good stuff (what happens – what?)… Blah, blah, blah.

        Good idea to do several. Have fun! Love ya too!

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