Sunday, February 5, 2012

Agents and Editors and Books! Oh My!

Writing a story is a lot of hard work, and trying to get it published can be downright daunting, even scarring. Yet, writing is my passion and getting published is my goal. Since there is no shortage of blogs about writing and I’m no expert, I have decided to share my journey as I hone my skills, complete my novel, and work towards getting published. The first part of my journey will come to an end in May as I graduate with a BA in creative writing from Southern New Hampshire University. Do you have to go to school for writing? No, but it doesn't hurt. When I first decided to go to school for creative writing, everyone I knew asked me, "What are you going to do with a writing degree?" My response, "Write." I aim to write novels, but there is a broad array of fields that one can pursue with a writing degree. To name a few: journalism, publishing, editing, and screenwriting. However, this is only the beginning to a much longer journey. If I compared my journey to that of Joseph Campbell's, hero’s journey, I have accepted the call to adventure and have crossed the first threshold. The real journey lays ahead, an unknown world of books, agents, editors, and publishers waiting to be conquered. It is my hope that by sharing my experiences, I will be able to help other aspiring writers to pursue their dream and let them know that they are not alone. So if your willing to take a chance and want to explore this unknown world, then let’s go.

1 comment:

  1. I really like the crispness of your design, Melissa! Normally, I have an aversion to script fonts, but I think it really works here. Be sure to send out an email to everyone else in the class (via gmail) to get more people to follow you. Great work!