Author has written 1 story for Young Adult.
Hey there! My name is Victoria. Writing and literature have always been my most difficult classes so it surprises me that I have developed loves for reading and writing.
My love for reading started a few years ago when I randomly had the urge to pick up a book instead of watch TV, or something that I used to always do. Since then, my book collection has grown exponentially- though still substantially small, compared to collections that I’m sure are out there, and narrow-focused. I haven’t outgrown teen novels. My favorites are paranormal romance, adventure, real life issues, and those cute little romances. Now I’m also interested in post-apocalyptic stories and historical fiction/romance- specifically anything about Henry VIII and his court.
When I was younger, I remember briefly keeping a diary. I’d started when I was a young girl with a fancy diary I had picked up in the toy aisle with the little lock and key. Oh, so secretive. I outgrew that phase and stopped recording my life as I found other things to occupy my time. Then when I was an angst-y preteen going through puberty, I kept a diary to try to figure out my emotions. Eventually, I became paranoid that my parents would look through it because of how strong my emotions were. So that’s how I outgrew that phase. Then, I started dating and kept a diary of my relationships. But they ended so quickly it wasn’t worth spending so much time obsessing over them. Plus, I knew that when I was older, I’d never want to read them ever again.
That’s been my problem with writing, in general. Once I wrote something, I never wanted to look at it again, especially papers that I wrote for school. After my teacher graded it and handed it back, I couldn’t look through it at her comments. I felt almost embarrassed even though my grade was decent.
So writing stories is new to me. It started the same way as my love for reading. I had read through so many books that I thought to myself, hey, I can come up with stories too! So one day, the idea for my story, Once Upon a Time, got stuck in my head. And over the summer of 2012 I just cranked out my entire idea. Since then, I’d edit, and edit, every time I read over my work, but I never let anyone else read it.
At the end of December 2012, my friend told me about FictionPress and challenged me to publish my story. I was apprehensive because no one, absolutely no one, lays eyes on my work. But I tried it out. Now I’m addicted to the attention, albeit very little, and to the online community in general. This is a new atmosphere to me, and I’m really enjoying it.