Author has written 3 stories for Romance, and Fantasy.
Obviously I'm focusing on Summer's Gone at the moment. The good thing is that I know where it's going, and I think it's better than Age of Innocence. I started AOI in 2002. My writing has come so far since then, and it feels better to be working on a story where I can be proud of the whole story, not just the latest 5 or 6 chapters.
Trying to start writing frequently again. I've started doing some more work on 20th Century Boy, the Summer's Gone prequel, and I've started the first chapter of Ask for Answers, the sequel.
Hopefully, I'll get plenty of work done on those over the summer.
This is an open letter to all readers of my story "Summer's Gone".
I finished that story nearly 5 years ago now. I was still 17 at the time and just finished high school. I started college, I dated, I moved several times, and I now have a degree in English. I'm working part-time tutoring school-age children and I do promotions for local bands in my off hours.
For a while, I went back to writing fanfic. I wrote piles of Harry Potter fanfiction. Then, I took a creative writing class at school. I wrote a few stories and poems, and the professor loved them. He told me I could get published in the next few years, so I quit writing fic, thinking then I could concentrate on original stories. That never happened. Instead, I didn't write anything for a couple years. Now I'm inching my way back into writing in another fandom, but hey. At least I'm writing.
Every once in a while, I pull up "Summer's Gone" and read it and think "I could redo this. I could make this so much better now." I could stretch it out, make it a YA novel, and try to get it published.
But doing that would mean taking it off the internet in this form, and I don't want to do that. I might be able to improve on it now, but I still think it's awesome for what it is, and it's not going anywhere. :) But I'm still watching the story. I'm still reading all the reviews. I think it's incredible that, years later, boys and girls are still writing about how much they like this story.
So, I want to say thank you. Thank you for reading. Thank you for supporting. And I'm sure Luke and Alex would thank you too, because this means that they live for more than just me. They are alive for all you guys as well.
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