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lsmythbooks50 karma

I've been writing ever since I can remember. I even have a "book" I made my folding paper in half and scribbling with a marker. I think my interest in books probably stemmed from the fact that I wasn't really allowed to go on the internet, watch TV or movies, or play video games until I was a bit older. Books were my best and only form of non-outdoor entertainment.

lsmythbooks22 karma

I would love to try all sorts of things, particularly when I'm in college. As a career, though, I'm looking into foreign correspondence, e.g. journalism that takes place mostly in another country. And I'm sure I'll never stop writing fiction.

lsmythbooks20 karma

Some publishers specifically say that submissions need to be written by authors over a certain age. Also, while I viewed my age as something unusual and unique, some publishers will automatically write young applicants off because of legal/communication issues. In addition, it was difficult to keep up with the paperwork and marketing while being a student. I overcame these challenges by finding an amazing publisher and communicating the importance of my writing to my parents, who were happy to help me find extra time to write.

lsmythbooks17 karma

There's a site called Write Your World that's a great community for young writers. I also recommend joining a local writing club and attending a writing course (my favorite was held at Interlochen). In addition, the best advice I can give anyone is to not be deterred by rejection!

lsmythbooks14 karma

Hmm, that's a bit of a secret! But Book III has elements of thriller/mystery set in the near future that centers on a female character forced to solve riddles.