And so it was that I attended LTUE (Life, the Universe and Everything) conference at BYU for the first time. Of course it’s the first year they require payment as well. Awesome. Anyway, I’m glad I went because I learned so much and had a great time. I got to meet published authors, get great advice and suggestions and come home and realize I’ve written a lot of crap.
Ok, so it’s not all crap. But I do have one short story that I wrote in high school for a girl I liked. Then I revised it around 8-9 years after that. I’ve poked at it now and again since but not really looked at it in at least a year. So for the first time I’m looking at it with the eyes of someone who has become a much better prose writer and wow. It totally sucked. So I sighed at my suckiness and opened a new Word doc and started writing. I like the story. It’s a short story but it is my very original idea and it’s been through several re-writes making the plot better. Now it’s finally getting written better.
One other thing that was suggested to me was to self-publish my poetry book. I have tons of poetry just hanging around and I did, at one time, compile a bunch into a book format. So I think that sometime soon, I will revisit that as well and hopefully by next LTUE, I’ll have a poetry book that is self-published and available to the public. I hope someone NOT related to me will want a copy.
Until then, this is the Novel Mage saying *POOF*