Monday, May 2, 2011

Premiere Post

I am so excited to begin my foray into the writing world! A good friend of mine, Jenni Merritt, is an extremely talented Aspiring Author who managed to drag me into writing. She invited me to participate in NaNoWriMo back in November and lo and behold, I won. I actually wrote a book, a 68,000 word book to be more specific.

I have never imagined myself to be a writer. Unlike my friend, I did not grow up dreaming about my future and how many books I'd write or scrambling to write down book ideas before they left me forever. I wrote poetry, which I liked, but I had no desire to pursue it Professionally. In fact, I could go years between writing poems and feel no sense of regret from it. But now, my world has been turned upside down.

I really love writing. Who knew? It's amazing how a simple idea can come to life beneath your fingertips. I was in awe as my story twisted and turned in ways that I hadn't anticipated. I loved the journey, and now I can honestly say I am an addict. I will always write, whether or not it takes me anywhere.

This blog is dedicated to that journey. I plan on posting the things I learn along the way as I try and navigate my way through this intricate world. Anything is up for grabs; editing tricks and tips, muse inspirations, dealing with rejections, and possibly even book reviews. Because, how can you write if you've never read? I look forward to this journey and I hope you all enjoy the ride with me!


  1. Yay!! Welcome to the blogging world! Oh, and the writing one too ;)

  2. Congratulations Kimmi! I didn't know you won! That's GREAT!!! I keep thinking about trying out something like that but just haven't had the brain power to get motivated.
    So, do we get to read work? :D

  3. Wow! I had no idea you wrote a book! Are you working on getting it published? That's awesome! Good luck on this amazing journey you're setting off on!

    ~Jessica (Jolly) Blaske

  4. Thanks guys! I'm working on the third round of editing right now, with three more left to go. Once it's finished, I don't know if I will pursue an agent or not. Right now I'm leaning towards self publishing, if I can get up the nerve to make it available to people. I'll decide more about it once I hear back from my test readers.

  5. I'm proud of you babe. I'm really excited to read Transformation. I also look forward to any book reviews you write, as your interests often coincide with my own. Good luck beautiful. You've got my full support!

  6. Awesome! Third round of editing, huh? You're farther along than I am! I can't even get through my first edit ;-)

    I love that you started a blog about this. It'll be fun to support you on this journey!