I've recently started using WattPad.
Here's the thing: I'm super picky about my writing. I literally have boxes and boxes worth of old writing, as well as a huge folder filled with all my digital writing.
Out of all those pieces, how many actually see the light of day? How many do I actually submit to magazines, literary agents, or contests? Maybe 10. Maybe.
The rest sits around collecting dust. Sometimes I think maybe I should polish these up and try to publish them... but honestly it's such a huge undertaking that I've never done it.
I just made an account and began publishing my first novel there, chapter-by-chapter.
No, not the most recent novel that I've been shopping around to literary agents and publishers--my real first novel. The one I don't talk about. The one that will probably never result in people calling Ladybird Adrift my "second novel."
Completed in 1998 when I was in eighth grade, Final Departure is the story of Jamie Munroe, a young girl who gets a more exciting summer than she bargained for when her friend Johnny goes missing.
If you miss jelly sandals, a world before cell phones, and that time when the internet was still a new and exciting invention, you might want to check it out. Link below! The more views and comments I receive, the more quickly I will post chapters.
Final Departure by Alison Downs