My Bookish Aspirations

Getting my novels published

Developing a love for books at a young age sparked the urge to write stories of my own – though I’d always get a new idea and focus on that, forgetting the one I had started before, so was never able to finish anything until I finished a book I titled ONE GIRL ONE ANGEL when I was about 16, after working on it for a year and a half or so.

Unfortunately, I lost the memory stick it was saved on at college, when I forgot to take it out of a computer at the end of my last lesson of the day – but I realised, after crying over my lost memory stick and the stories (and some college work) it had held, I realised I hadn’t been as proud of it as I thought I had, but it had shown me that I was able to finish something, if I was passionate enough about it.

Since then, my passion for writing has grown, and comes mostly in the form of a series (which will consist of four when it is finished and may be followed by some companions) I’ve named The Elandrea Chronicles, which is made up of two sub-series: The Chronicles of Ledoran and Feldar  I am more passionate about this series than I ever have about anything else I’ve written, and am presently working on getting a literary agent so my dream of seeing my beloved, magical, series in book stores and online, will come true – but let me make this clear: I don’t write in the hopes of getting rich from my novels once they’re available for others to read, I write because it is what I love to do, and to make others smile when reading what I’ve written.

Releasing my own stationary line

Though some of you may not think this related to books, stationary is what I start off with when writing what my imagination creates.

After my blunder with the first novel I actually managed to finish, I started writing down chapters before typing them up so that if I ever lose them digitally I still had a hard copy and that was a good move: I have around 6 notebooks filled with the first novel in The Elandrea Chronicles, and my best friend when writing is my Online fountain pen (or any fountain pen), which I bought last year when I was in Germany, as the ink is easy to erase, so I don’t have a load of crossings out on every page…though, if I don’t have an eraser-pen a load of crossings out is kind of inevitable.

I would love, one day, to release my own line of stationary with “stay true to yourself” and “don’t ever let anyone deter you from the course you wish to take” or quotes from my books on them, like pens (maybe an affordable fountain?) and mechanical pencils; notebooks, and a pencil case –  and the colour scheme would probably be light silvery-blue on dark grey, because it is such an essential part to my writing life and the idea of creating my own line just…it just creates such joy in me, I can’t explain it any other way haha.

Meet at least one of my favourite authors

I have so many authors I love, and look up to, and take a lot of inspiration from for my own writing, and a lot of them have helped me through hard times in my life. I’d love to meet all of them one day, but the authors I want to meet most of all are Taran Matharu; Ali McNamara; JK Rowling and Lindsey Kelk. I know I can’t meet all of them, but I can always dream.

 

Stay true to yourself, and don’t ever let anyone deter you from the course you wish to take.

Love you guys,

Kath xoxo

 

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