Hi guys! I’m sure maybe some of you have seen me floating around, or maybe it’s you first time seeing me. I’m Samantha! You can call me Sam for short if you’d like. I write mainly fan-fiction, but I’d love to venture off into YA/Contemporary or New Adult after I’ve completed this last book. I’m about half way done now and with the more recent hiatus I took because of work, I’ve been doing a lot of thinking about my writing, how I feel about it, and where I’d like to see it progress in the future.
I just hit my sixth year here on Wattpad (Woo!) and while some would say I’ve done fairly well in my early days, I don’t really feel like I’ve contributed enough or even participated in ways I wish I had when I was younger. I’ve unpublished some books because of the quality and some are still around. Of course, as we all get older responsibilities come our way and we can’t always dedicate those long hours we may have at one point. But I think I’m okay now.
And reads aren’t really everything to me. I think I was confused about that when I first started writing. It happened pretty suddenly and stopped suddenly too. But that’s besides the point. I’m only bringing this up because I wanna become more active, as a writer, in this community. I wanna use this platform for a positive and do more than just what I’ve been. I’m not asking to have your first born or anything, but maybe some tips on doing more than just reading occasionally and writing if i’m lucky.
It’s hard to explain I guess but I want to join writing contests that pique my interest, I want to finish books and not think to myself how I’m gonna recover from overwriting because I can be a lot sometimes lol (personal thing lol). I wanna make good friends and learn how to promote my books effectively and branch outside of my comfort zone. I wanna try new things and attempt all the things I wish I did years ago.
I don’t know guys… Any help/advice/things that could point me in the right direction would be awesome! Even if someone’s able to tell me different clubs/groups/different little things people can do around here bc as active as i can be on here, so much has changed and i’m not always able to keep up with it all xD