( This is a blog reposted from my old blogsite. Date: February 2021 )
It’s been about two years since my last post, and that’s not a surprise, really—as usual. However, now I’m back for another post, hoping that I can actually keep up with myself this time. I don’t even want to talk about 2020. This time, I want to start my year right.
I want to talk about my writing journey as a webnovelist. Two years have passed since I started writing my first webnovel, and holy cow—a lot has changed!
I learned a lot of dos and don’ts. The struggles and achievements throughout finishing my first novel with 395 chapters—yes. 395!!! The beautiful pain of parting with my characters when I had to end that book. The joy and challenges when I started my second novel that now has over 612 chapters and counting. It’s my longest one yet. And writing my third novel concurrently with more than 240 chapters now. As of writing, I have published over 1.650 million words combined from all my webnovels. That’s a lot!
At first, I only intended to share a story that I couldn’t stop thinking about, and before I knew it, all these ideas, plots, scenes, characters, and whatnots just keep popping in my head; and all of a sudden, I have tons that I want to write about. I’ve improved in my writing and my grammar the more that I write. I’ve also read tons of novels from my favorite authors, which helped me grow as a writer.
Teaching English as a second language was what I thought I’d be doing for a long time as I found the joy in helping those who were eager to learn it. But it wasn’t until I began writing that I think I found my calling. There’s just so much to learn and so much to write that it feels like an endless journey which makes me very excited for what’s in store for me.
Now, I’m not an expert. And I don’t think I would ever call myself that. Maybe. Who knows.
But the feedback and heartwarming praises I get from my readers—like how they love my story, my characters, and that they can’t wait for the next releases—are enough to keep me motivated. I always get reminded that even though there’s slow progress, it’s okay. My journey is mine. There’s no race. And at the end of the day, I’m happy.
I plan to talk about my writing struggles in my next posts and how I deal with them or get over them. I’m writing every day, and I keep learning every day too.
I haven’t decided yet, but I’m thinking that my next post would be about: “How to start writing.”
I wish you all the best. If you are a writer, kudos to you. We can do this!
P.S. If you happen to read this post and want to share about your own struggles or you have questions, do leave some comments. I’d love to hear from you. ♥