Quote of the Month

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Quote of the Month: Jan. 2018

Inside the Mind of an Unpublished Author

It’s not a secret that I’m a writer. Ask any of my friends or my family and they will tell you the same thing: I’ve been a writer before I could even write. I've been writing for as long as anyone has known me. I actually started at the age of 4, before I could even form letters or numbers and could only use squiggles and scribbles to get my ideas from pen to paper. When I learned my numbers and letters, though I still couldn’t form words to a page, I would incorporate random digits and letters into my scribbles. My first real story I wrote was in kindergarten, when I wrote a five-paged ‘book’ about trees and flowers becoming friends. 18 years later and now I have books that I'm the process of publishing, and thus started a blog to get my name out there so that when people see the name "Stephanie K.R." they can associate me as being an actual person, rather than just a name on a book cover. It is through this blog that I am going to document my adventures (and misadventures) of being a writer until hopefully I finally get one of my books onto a shelf. This is why I’m a secret writer, because I have not yet gone public with any of my work. I’ve never submitted anything, and only once in the fourth grade have I ever read something of mine aloud. Now it’s time to change that. By creating this blog I’m aiming to get my stuff out there so that hopefully one day I’ll be able to change my status from “The Secret Writer” to something else entirely.

Aside from being a writer, I'm also a complete nerd and there's no better that can describe just how much of a nerd I am than this picture here:

I also love being in the outdoors, which is why Spring is my favorite season as it's finally warm enough to be outside. Though warm is apparently a suggestive term to some people as I believe anywhere between forty-and fifty degrees is plenty warm. Actually, my ideal temperature range is between 40 and 70 degrees (Fahrenheit), not that you needed to know that. Even so, I don't mind being in colder weather, and love the snow. However I cannot stand the heat. On the days it's far too hot out for me to go outside to write I sit in front of my open bedroom window with a fan (which is what I'm doing now) and stare out at the ivy covered trees that provide me a glorious amount of shade so that in the miserable summer days it's quite bearable even in my non-air-conditioned apartment.

Scratch the fan part. The motor just broke.

I have several books in the making, but the one I've been steadily working on (for the last 7 years) is "Changing Kathryn". It's the first book I've gotten to the editor's stage, meaning for the first time ever and within just this month, I've taken to meeting with an editor--a very wonderful editor I should add. We've been meeting quite regularly, the two of us working side-by-side to get the damn thing ready to finally get published, or as I like to put it: I'm getting ready to see my baby graduate.

That's about it for now, but if you want to know more view "My Profile" on my home page, or if you can, visit my home blog at stephaniekr.blog.com and go to the "About Me" page. Though if that blog was working, there would be no need to start this one. If you have any questions, concerns, comments, suggestions, or just want to talk about writing, feel free to leave comments on my blog, or email me at stephaniek.r.blog@gmail.com

Stephanie K.R.

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