A year ago, as I sat penning a book for a client, I couldn't help but realize how fortunate I was to be a working writer. Here I was, doing all that I had ever wanted to do while so many writers, far more talented than I, were still just aspiring to spend their days working with words.
That is when I came up with the idea for WritingRoom. A place where writers can come together, encourage, critique and take each other to the next level in their writing; whether it be by making a difference in another's life with their words or by becoming a published, produced or working writer.
I am elated to announce that WritingRoom has assisted two of our members in taking their first steps to achieving their goals as writers. It is with much pleasure that I tell you of the success of vwhitlock and mnpilot.
vwhitlock, or Victoria as she is known outside the cyberspace world, has recently found writing to help her face tough times. She is a brilliant poet and story-teller. Victoria had recently entered a poem she wrote, LETTERS TO A DEAD MAN, into a writing contest. Her words were held in such high regards that she was contacted by NCA Music Publishing and Recording Co., with a request to "publish, set to original music, and record it using live professional Nashville musicians". The demo of her song is scheduled to be out this month.
mnpilot, known as Corey is a 19-year-old aspiring writer form Minnesota. His novella, KEEP STILL IN PARADISE, is the story of a young man battling drug addiction and BiPolar Disorder. It is going to be published this year.
I wish the best of luck to all of you and want to extend a helping hand anyway I can. If you have something exciting happening in your writing career please drop me a line.