Recovering from swoon
"There are [gasp] - 12 stories there right now!
Recovering from swoon
Yeah, me too. It’s bizarre.
“Oh no there aren’t!”
yeah, but #team is so last week. We are talking about #arrive
and I am seeing five (as in 5) stories listed for the arrive prompt.
I suspect we are being randomly directed to different servers, each with their own update schedule.
Sorry I missed last weeks Write In but here’s my effort for the ‘arrives’ prompt.
Don’t forget you need the #arrive tag or it won’t show in the search
Ohh sorry - again. Guess who’s flitting in and out the back door, trying to teach the tripper rescue dog some manners - and stop her bullying of our gentle Kelly Kelpie… in between flitting around the internet and writing/editing/planning. It’s all very well wearing this multi-function tag, but there must be a limit. So speaketh my blood pressure! [but winning after the week that WAS!]
I did all correctly at my place, and then flubbed it on the list search.
I see 3 only!
It’s bouncing around like crazy. Right now I see 4, but I have seen 2,3,4,2,5,2,4 over the past few hours. I think you need to give Wattsisface a good talking to.
I’ve done the same thing a number of times
I had it with the # and it erased it. I just re-added it. It was the same day I added the cover and it changed ALL my covers of my books to the same thing. I think Wattpad was throwing a fit that day.
Or take an axe and give it a reprogramming it’ll never forget.
I started writing here on this thread in October and then began again in December. I think you will like doing the weekly prompts
I was looking all over for short story things and found this. I am not a long novel kinda person.
What is your Wattpad "Origin Story?"
I’m curious how people came to be on Wattpad.
I tend to write in the 400-1,100 words per chapter range - and that’s how I got on Wattpad. About two years ago, I saw a presentation by a publisher, and I said that I had a novel of 46 chapters of about 450-words each. He suggested Wattpad. I joined last March as a reader, then began posting in early August.
I just came to read books years ago. I kept thinking about writing something. I would open up the create link and close it over. I am severely self critical and socially awkward. I was worried people were going to read my stories and hate them.
My broader reason for why I started writing is similar, but one little bit of serendipity changed my outlook.
About four years ago I was among the shelves in a public library. I was looking for a different book, but I saw one titled “Just Write,” and I thought it had such a simple name. (The subtitle was “Creating Unforgettable Fiction and a Rewarding Writing Life,” although.) I checked it out, and then later checked out another book by the same author, James Scott Bell. One part stuck with me.
The author wrote that there was a lawyer in his 40s who got into a serious car accident. As he was recovering, he thought “What am I doing with my life?” He had wanted to be a writer when he was younger. I don’t think the lawyer quit his day job, but the gist of that story stuck with me.
When I was finishing up my education, I wrote a 55,000-word novel to prove to myself that I could do it.
About two years ago, I finished my second novel as a gift for my spouse. By sheer luck, about the same time, I saw a free presentation by a publisher. I think it was someone from his group that suggested Wattpad.
I can be self-critical as well. As a reader, you have likely noticed how supportive people are on Wattpad. I’ve been writing here since August. I think my abilities have improved, and I’ve gotten thicker skin too.
So my two bits: I hope you will stick with it. I think you will find it rewarding.