Hello, everyone! It’s been a while since I posted, but it’s mostly because I’ve been thinking a lot these past few days.
Today I want to stress the importance of trying something new. Someone asked me what writing sites I’ve been on, so I’m going to list them. I know some of you already know this, but I thought I would share it again:
- Quizilla (Back in the day)
Just to let you know, I’ve left all of those. However, I still have dead accounts on a few of them. I did create a Scri account, but I’m still testing it out. After being on all those different websites, I realized why I haven’t made much progress – there mostly for fanfiction and for younger writers who just want to write for fun. While there is nothing wrong with that, at all, I just feel I need to stay focused more on my writing goals.
Don’t get me wrong, some of those sites have original stories, and Wattpad is even publishing writers now, but it’s not the same as a critique site for serious writers. However, I’ve heard that Critique Circle.com is, and I plan to join next year after I improve my writing more. I was told they are hardcore on that site and a writer should have their stuff together before joining.
With that being said, I’ve decided to tackle something new for 2017. No more Wattpad, no more wasting time on threads trying to get readers or dealing with drama there – my focus will just be writing and improving, that’s it.
I’m also going to expand myself by using Instagram and Twitter more. I’ve only been active on Twitter for five days, and I’ve already gained 30 followers and found some new writing groups with other serious writers.
To my fellow writers, if something isn’t working, try something new. Try a new website, change up your tactics or even go out there and meet some people. Switching things up is like trying a new writing process. Eventually, you will find the site that works for you. Right now, I’m still on this journey trying to find where I belong, and I’m hoping I’ll find it soon.
I’m still walking on my writing road, and maybe one day I’ll find my settling point.
Also, and this is just an idea, but I’m thinking of starting a new WordPress site for Critiques. The whole site would be dedicated to meeting new writers and sharing our stories. I haven’t decided the format or anything, but if anyone has any ideas, please let me know.
Have you found a good place online or in real life that works for? If you did, how did you find it?