Hey. I’m Evangeline, a fiction writer trying to build a platform, and I am starting at ground zero.
I’ve always had the dream of seeing my name on the spine of a book, even as a grade-school girl. I didn’t take it seriously, writing sporadically over the years. Somehow, my words got published in small spaces here and there. It was enough to make me say, “See? You are a good writer,” but it wasn’t like being on that dust jacket.
I woke up one morning as a forty-year-old still looking for her purpose, feeling like I had missed something important.
Let’s skip the back story and just say I have a problem with finishing well.
Turning forty made me say, “Screw that! What was I thinking?”
I used NaNoWriMo 2014 as a challenge to kick this writing thing back in gear. It took me on a 50,000-word ride that left my hair blowing in the wind behind me while I shouted “Hell, yeah!” at the top of my lungs.
So, here I am, hoping that an editor might give me a shot. I know that today I need a platform to pull this thing off, and I don’t have one. Many of you hopeful authors don’t, either. This blog is where we will start to change that.
Join me every week as I share the view from this non-existent platform, growing from an unknown writer with zero platform to a published author with a little bit of street cred. I’ll share what I learn as I go, and hopefully I’ll find a merry band of travelers to accompany me on the journey.
Are you in?
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Let’s start building a platform!