Thursday, August 19, 2010

Welcome to My Word Gems!

Hello! My name is Gemma. Welcome to my Word Gems. The reason I designed this blog was because I'm working on my first novel. I think that it's something worth publishing, and I'm going to give it my all, easy or not. I'm 14, and I know I'm young to be undertaking this adventure, but age is just a number. Who said you have to be an adult to write a good book, a great book? This is my space to explore and document my journey to get published. (Deep breath!)

I think(?!) I have finished writing the first draft of Book One in my planned trilogy! But the work is hardly done... Now, I have to go back, edit, rewrite, and at some point face the daunting task of contacting publishers. I'm trying to take it one step at a time. I had never planned for any of the bumps I would hit along the way, but through it all, I am determined to have my book on the shelves! I'm doing my research, and am going back to make sure that my book is the very best it can be. Hopefully, through determination, hard work, and with a little luck, I'll have what it takes to get my story published. :)

1 comment:

Susan said...

“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? …Your playing small does not serve the world. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same…”
(by Marianne Williamson from A Return To Love: Reflections on the Principles of A Course in Miracles)

Good Luck, Gemma!