After seven months, I finally finished a seven page story to add to my Wattpad novella, “VII.” To be perfectly honest, I am a bit disappointed in myself. However, I’m not going to let the disappointment slow down my momentum. I’ve learned a lot about myself as a writer over this past year, and I hope to put what I’ve learned to good use.
If you don’t know by now, I am a fan of Wattpad.com. Not only is it a great place to find new favorite authors, but it can be a great way to open the doors for a new writer. One of my favorite aspects of the system is the ability to write fan fiction. Without worrying about copyright infringements or legal repercussions, you can embellish on your favorite fictional landscapes. Here is why I think this is important for new writers.
The biggest reason why I decided to publish my works first on Wattpad was to discover whether I had enough talent to be more than just a ghostwriter. I don’t have the $400 my mother spent on an editor and I don’t have an agent. At this point in my life, these are two luxuries I really can’t afford to find out if I can make a go out of being an author. Publishing stories on Wattpad gives me the opportunity to see if people actually like my style or if there is something I need to improve. It’s a great way to “test the waters.”