Blogging from A to Z Challenge: G is for Growing as a Writer
Today’s topic had to start with a “G”, so I thought about a post about growing as a writer. When I look back on my writing career, which has only started for real about a year ago, when my first book was published, I realize I’ve achieved a lot as an author in a short time, and I’ve grown a lot as well.
My initial manuscripts were a mess. Riddled with telling instead of showing, switching POVs in the middle of paragraphs, and countless other errors. Now my first drafts are way better, and when I go back to edit my work, I find a lot more things to fix than I would’ve found before this whole publishing adventure.
But that doesn’t mean there’s no more room to grow. So far, I’ve mostly published children’s books, and one young adult novel. I’d like to write more young adult novels, and a middle grade series, and maybe try my hand at some adult horror novels as well. I don’t want to limit myself to one genre (children’s books) but I don’t want to say goodbye to that genre either, because I love writing for kids. But I don’t want to limit myself either.
This year, I want to continue to grow as a writer. Write different genres, get more books into the querying stage, publish some more books. Make my writing the best it can possibly be.