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Just want to share the conversation I had Sunday evening, because I know I'm not the only one whose had it. Scene: friend from school/church comes to visit and is getting an update on our goals (K). Other participants, cousin (C) and sister (A).
K: So, how is your writing? When is the book coming out?
C: Right, everyone forgets Deborah's been writing a book for like the last 10 years!
Me: Well, I started writing it on my break before college.
C: And how long ago was that?
Me: ...Well, 12 years.
A: Wait, you've been writing it for 12 years!?
Me: Well, as I was saying, I started it before college, WENT to college, and then finished writing right after, but when you have beta readers and editors look at it, it still needs work.
A: She's probably editing it to death and doesn't need to.
Me: But anyway, I'm entering it into a Twitter contest this week, because that's the thing nowadays, but I also want to query it to agents who will help find a publisher.
C or K (not sure anymore): You should probably just submit it straight to a publisher.
C or K: Eliminate the middle man.
So anyway, the IWSG question this month is: What was your very first piece of writing? Where is it now? Collecting dust or has it been published?
My first piece of writing was in a plain white book they gave us in the first grade. They told us we could write about anything. I wrote about my big sister and did some awful illustrations lol. I have zero idea where that little book is now.
I hope to get around to some other blogs this week, so see you soon. :)