Known as Sara, with exception of older friends who call me Christie.
I’m currently on my eight or ninth book. Three of which are novella length and published on Wattpad, some are old FanFiction, and one secret trilogy.
I started writing when I was young due to an overactive imagination and a passion to read the stories I created inside my mind. Honestly, my first real project started due to a crush I had. I wanted to immortalize our love forever in a 12 book fantasy series. I wrote three pages. I was also eight.
After that, I came up with story ideas on and off, but I started seriously writing after watching Star Wars. It was 12 at the time and with an ongoing imagination, loved to play out various stories with my sisters. I loved the Clone Wars time period, but I wasn’t satisfied with being a jedi. I wanted to be a clone. But there are no female clones. Or at least, there weren’t. I created my very own character and decided she needed a story. So I sat down and wrote that story.
I finished it, edited it, lost the whole manuscript, and got back an unrevised version. I revised and edited again. Then I tried to publish it. You can’t publish Star Wars fiction without being asked to write it, though, but the publisher I contacted was very kind and inspiring and after that, I began to dream more and more of having a book printed and published.
The stories were always there, but that event flipped a switch in my head, and the lightbulb came on. I realized how much I had loved storytelling the whole time and how integral to my life it was. Writing simply gave me the right outlet for it. Now, I simply can’t stop.
Heir to the Empire by Timothy Zahn. The book includes a short story about Zahn’s own journey to publishing with a company he dearly loved, and the version of the story I read was a 20th Anniversary edition. It included footnotes about where the author got ideas, how he constructed scenes, how he decided on characters, etc. Every single page of that book pushed me further into my dream of becoming a writer.
I’ve sought for balance. Initially, I wanted to break the standard. Throw out the cliche because I’m here with a twist no one will see coming. While I still love that, I have to balance it with things people know and love (not cliches) so that I don’t go too far from the norm and push people away from my stories. I’m still working on it.
Yes. I feel some emotions stronger than others, but I wouldn’t deny myself authorship just because I’m not a blubbering mess over every chicklit movie and beautiful moment. Becoming a writer isn’t about how deeply you feel, it’s about what you do. It’s in the name. A writer is someone who writes.
So many. On here, I’m friends with tons of amazing people, some who write, and some who read, and some who do both. They support me and my writing by letting me know what they love and what they don’t. They give me feedback, talk me through bad days and good days, and help me sort out my thoughts. Their encouragement and aid help me become a better writer because they’re always pushing me to do better, for them. To give them my best, and they’re always willing to help and listen when I need counsel.
Both! I write Stand alone books and Series. Personally, I’ve never topped a trilogy, but anything could happen. For me, the story tells me what it needs to be, whether that’s a standalone novella/novel, or a fourteen book series with 100k novels for every book.
I wouldn’t say they’re famous, but people do seem to enjoy them. I have several loyal readers who enjoy my writing and that’s enough for me. I’m not popular in my own mind, but that’s just me. Concerning Wattpad’s levels of popularity, I would be UnDiscovered, but I hope that someday my books are good enough that I could say they’re Discovered.
My cat. Filled with spite but small and adorable, she’s my spirit animal.
( Tell me if I need to link a story!)