Writing Madness

I’M BAAAACK!

Wow, it’s been a busy month! I’m excited to get back to writing and reading blogs. Here’s what I’ve been up to:

I finished self-editing my novel ๐Ÿ˜€

I’m now desperately scrambling for beta and sensitivity readers so I can have my novel to my (hopefully! She’s promised a contract!) agent by the end of August.

I hit the freakin’ Motherload

Honestly still in a daze. Check this out:

Not gonna lie, I freaked out. Squirrel-on-drugs type freaking out.

And then a week later…!!

This is for One Teen Story, which has been my dream publication for about two years now (it has a circulation of almost 15,000). It’s also going to be my first print publication for a short story…!!

Both of those contests together awarded $1,000, which is the honestly the most money I’ve seen since I had to pay for my braces. I’m going to the awards ceremony at Ole Miss tomorrow for the Eudora Welty Creative Writing Contest.

Moral of the story: don’t let all the rejections discourage you!!

I’m doing an online mentorship with the fantastically amazing Adroit Journal

…Which has also been a dream publication for a while. They haven’t accepted any of my stories, but they did accept me for a free mentorship, and the advice I’ve gotten has been invaluable. Speaking of which, I have a short story due Thursday that I haven’t started on… ouch…

-I attended a writing workshop in Jackson, Mississippi 

Just got back Friday, actually. I’m really proud of myself for going after having struggled with severe social anxiety this past year, getting therapy, etc. I forced myself to speak with some of the professors and actually didn’t regret it. One of them said he’d be willing to write recommendation letters/be an advanced reader for my novel :DDD (I freak out over everything, if you haven’t noticed. No chill.)

Here are some signed books I got:

Aren’t the covers gorgeous?!

Several of you have given me blogger awards (for which I am eternally grateful!!), and I’m going to get to those asap. 

See you in the comments ๐Ÿ˜€

-Lilly

22 thoughts on “Writing Madness

  1. I am so excited for you! Iโ€™ve been in such a slump lately that Iโ€™m 100% living vicariously through you, but seriously, itโ€™s so much fun to see all this super cool authory stuff going on with other writers. I hope there are many super cool authory things to come.

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    • Thanks so much, dude. Trust me, I have a lot of slumpy things going on, too. I rely on writing to be my one non-slumpy thing XD Hope to see you doing cool authory things in the near future!

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    • Thank you very much! ๐Ÿ˜€
      And would you believe that the reason I haven’t been playing guitar is because my tablet with the tabs ran out of battery and I’m too lazy to plug in the charger XD

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