It's a new year, and a time for new beginnings--and, for me, that means starting a blog. So... Welcome to Lorena Lore!
My journey here started four years ago, when I was nine years old. I loved to read, I loved to write, and, naturally, I decided to start a full-length fantasy novel. You know, like every other little kid does.
Two months ago, I finished the first draft (yes, that's a picture of it up there!). When I typed that last word, I cried out for joy.(Or, perhaps that was exhaustion...) Either way, I promptly collapsed on my bed, a feeling of exuberance rushing through my head.
Now, I'm sharing my journey with you: the people and places that inspire me, the rather convenient habit of dreaming up complicated plot twists(literally, they come to me in dreams now), the thrill of finishing a long, long scene, and those despicable "writer's block" days.
So thank you for the opportunity to share my writing world with you. And, feel free to share your thoughts with me in the comment section down below. Please subscribe on the HOME page if you would like updates on publication! (It's that easy!)
I am 15 years old, and started my first novel when I was 9, in response to a lack of smart female protagonists, interesting plots, and high-quality writing in the middle-grade genre. I have published an article in Writer’s Digest, “From YA to YEAH: 4 Ways to Keep Teen & Young Adult Readers Hooked,” and am featured in both The New Yorker and LitHub in cartoons by Bob Eckstein. I'm now working to get my debut fantasy, The Shadow in Her Pocket, published. When I’m not writing, I’m a sophomore in high school and a rock musician.