Confessions of a Bookworm: A voice

Hi all!

My name’s Chiara and I’m a bookworm.

Before I dive right in I feel I must apologise for my unplanned hiatus. A combination of life, work, stress and absence of time has all led to me abandoning you for way too long. I hope I’ll have a book review for you sometime tomorrow or Friday. But you may have to wait till next week. I have a weekend off! Yay! For the first time in ages! And along with a day out in the city and some cooking I should be able to read and get myself back into some form of a routine.

Back to my confession for the day…

About a year and a half ago, or maybe it is nearer to two and a half years, I finished writing a book. I started writing this book when I was 16/17 and the idea I had for the book then is nowhere near the idea that I ended up with. The story has padded out a lot since then and I love the world I am slowly creating in my mind. There have been other story creations and ideas, none that I have yet seen into a finished article, but I have aspirations for them. Someday.

This book I finished, I only ever finished the first draft. I keep coming back to it and trying to edit it and work on it but nothing ever seems quite right. The story and character development wants work and many other things.

But also a lot of that book was wrote by a teen. And honestly, it sounds like a teen has wrote it. I think, now, I have developed a voice.

I’m not trying to say that my writing style is unique or something to crow over but I do think I manage to express my personality through the way which I write (please correct me if you think I’m wrong). I words I use, how I use my punctuation and paragraphing, I think all of it put together gives me a voice.

This is what I think my writing is desperately missing. It needs a voice. It needs soul and personality.

So I think I have a plan. Along with juggling work, looking for an apprenticeship, keeping you lovely bookworms informed, and keeping my adoringly cute bookworm-y-ness (is that word? It should be!) under control, I’m going to rewrite this book. Beginning to end. Except this time… it’s going to have soul … it’s going to have a personality… it’s going to have a voice!

I think I just found my resolution for 2019!


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