However you found your way here…welcome!

I am new to the publishing world. I sat down to write my first novel about two and half years ago. That draft still sits under the couch in a lovely binder and may never see the light of day! It was such a learning experience going from “Once upon a time…” to “The End”. I tripped and stumbled, but each time I hit a road block, I picked myself up, dusted off the confusion, and kept going.

It is said that 150 MILLION AMERICANS

15 million start. 1.5 million finish. 150,000 submit. 15,000 sell.

Not only did I start, I finished, submitted and sold! I’m pretty proud of that fact. My debut novel, The Healer’s Garden will be a molten release from Liquid Silver Books in early 2008!

I’m going to use my blog to share with you my frustrations and celebrations… all my experiences as I continue to build my writing career.

Please come back and join me.

4 Responses to Writing is for Everyone!

  • Hi Kara,

    I love the new blog. As a reader I’m an incredibly visual person. I see the book as a movie. The action is huge for me. I somehow paint a picture of each character based on what I think they should look like. Sometimes, this doesn’t match the authors vision.

    As a writer I tend to try to keep up with the movie in my head and like you, I often miss those small details. I wonder if it’s because I think other people design their own vision of the character and my details will mess them up or if I forget they aren’t seeing what I see.

    Here’s to the pictures in our heads, may they keep up with the voices that fill the pages.


  • Thanks for visiting, Donna. Your description sounds just like how I see things. Interesting. As a writer it is interesting to “see” the details and translate them into words.

  • I’m a visual person. Even if someone tells me something, I picture it happening in my head. I see the action in my head as I read. I don’t really see the characters though, now that you point that out. I see them, but I don’t pay much attention to their detail. I like to know, then once it’s in my mind I don’t pay much attention.

  • Emma, welcome to my blog. Glad you found your way here! Sounds like you have that “fuzzy” visual of your characters as well. Very interesting! Thanks for sharing.

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