Taking baby steps

With a dream of winning either a Pulitzer award or a Nobel Prize in Literature, I dream big. But with every dream, we all have to take baby steps. For me, those baby steps were starting to write for magazines and starting my blog. And with these two slowly becoming stable, I decide to take the next step: Try to get published.

So most of you have been encouraging me to either write a whole book, or compile my stories and get them published. So I figured, I could try to do both! Since I have a three week semester break, I could do just that. I have used a site called Wattpad for my whole story, while I will compile all my short stories. I’ve always wanted to become published, to be in definition, a “writer.” I know it’s a complete struggle to do so, but this is something I really want to do. I’m going to do it one small step at a time, hopefully finishing before Christmas, or earlier. This is honestly a struggle for me, as I have a hard time trying to concentrate on one story, thus the series of short stories. However, I will see this as a challenge for myself.

To check out my “novel” in the works, here is the link: Sparks and Fireworks

As for my short stories, I will try to self publish them since I don’t know any agents or publishers who would be interested in publishing an eighteen year old girl. I’ve got my fingers crossed! I’m shooting for the highest star here, hopefully hitting the mark. 🙂

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20 Replies to “Taking baby steps”

  1. That is fantastic. You are a great writer and I think it's wonderful that you are taking steps to get all of your stories in one place. Congrats.

  2. Wow you're a talented young girl *___* No worries, I have a friend who published a short novel at the age 15, by indie publisher. But who cares? As long as your novel would be in bookstores and read by people ^_^ Good luck to reach your dream!

  3. Hope you'll be successful someday. Keep on pursuing your dreams! 🙂

  4. You will make it! It is daunting I am sure but if that is where your heart is then that is where you should be headed. And yes, I do love your writing!

  5. That is fantastic. I have always wanted to be a published writer.

  6. That is amazing i wish you lots of luck i am sure you will go far 🙂

  7. Keep writing, maybe soon you'll a Palanca award first, then a Pulitzer, later. 🙂

  8. Wow &#39;m really happy you are bringing out the talent in you :)<br />Even I would like to write one day nd &#39;m lazy :D<br />Keep up the good work 🙂

  9. It&#39;s really cool you are taking steps unlike me who is still lazy 🙂

  10. That&#39;s awesome. I&#39;m one who have been enjoying your short stories and have been hoping for more longer ones. Will have to definitely check out this new one. Thanks and I know you&#39;ll be successful. You&#39;re an awesome writer!

  11. Good luck! I am sure you will go far – you are right baby steps are the way to go. But you have already come such a way.

  12. You are an inspiration! I have been wanting to write a book for several years now. The idea is there; I just need to get it down on paper!

  13. You can do anything you set your mind too, and your writing is quite good. Fingers crossed for you!! Way to go for it!

  14. That is great. I would love to read it, 3 weeks seems like a short amount of time though.

  15. How wonderful that you are working on your dreams. I have no doubt that with your talent you will get there!!

  16. Good for you! Keep reaching for your dreams. I know you will succeed.

  17. Good luck. Having read most of your stories, I&#39;m sure your book would be great. Go for it!

  18. So awesome, good luck and dream big! Don&#39;t worry, you will get there!

  19. Every step you make no matter how small the it is or how big you leap, it is an upward path you&#39;re treading, keep it up, iba ka!. 🙂

  20. I&#39;m excited for you! You definitely are a great writer and I&#39;m excited for you to get published. 🙂

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