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I'm Deborah. I'm a writer, currently seeking representation/publication for my YA Fantasy Fractured Princess

I love to play Final Fantasy games and Shattered Pixel Dungeon. I also enjoy the many ins and outs of music (I'm a chorus geek).

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

IWSG: Next Project

Seriously? It's February already? Time is FLYING.

Oh well, it's the first Wednesday of the month, so you know what that means: IWSG! If you are a writer, the chances you have some doubts is very high, and that's why Alex J. Cavanaugh created this hop, so we can all support one another. The thing is so big now, it even has its own website and Facebook page! There is also a critique group now on Facebook, so if someone can comment that so peeps can see it. :) (Update: posted, hyperlinked. Thanks, Alex!)

This week, I opened up three short stories I began writing in high school. It focuses on these 4 best friends and the ups and downs they go through. I've wanted to expand their stories for quite some time and had even started a short story in the future that focuses on some of their children, but I didn't finish it.

I really want to do this story; the characters are dear to me. I just want it also to be relevant and realistic (the stories were so melodramatic and WORDY lol), so I might have to *gasp* plot.

Wish me luck!


  1. It can be tough to salvage things that we wrote when we were teenagers since we were, you know, out of our minds. I've had a story that's been in the back of my mind since I was 14 and I've had to change things about it so many times because I knew the way it started out was just horrible. I guess you could say the story has grown up a bit.

    February IWSG Co-host

  2. I hope you can get into these stories again and work on them! Reviving an old story can be magical. :)

  3. Having characters that are dear to you is such a gift. Wishing you all the best as you explore what story they want to tell.

    My IWSG Post

  4. Have fun with your stories! Working with characters you love makes writing even more special.

  5. You can plot it!
    And the IWSG Critique Circle is listed at the site today.

  6. Good luck! Your excitement about the characters and their stories will come across in the writing. :)

  7. Thanks so much for listing the IWSG facebook page. I clicked on the link and joined today! :)

  8. If plotting is all it takes, do it. I bet it will be awesome. :-)

    Anna from Shout with Emaginette

  9. It's great that you're getting back into those stories. Good luck!!!

  10. What fun! Take those stories and run with them.

  11. Going back to old stories is so much fun, but also a lot of hard work. The good news? You are a better writer today than you were then. The bad? It'll take a lot of work to satisfy the writer in you these days. =) Best of luck!

  12. If you still love the characters, it is worth the work of plotting the story out. Good luck.


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