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!)
Ren Koppel Torres has adored fantasy books since the dawn of time and started The Shadow in Her Pocket at nine years old. Ren was born in New York City in a Jewish-Mexican-American family and now lives in Austin, Texas. Ren is passionate about advocating for child literacy and is donating a portion of the proceeds from book sales to Bookspring, a nonprofit in Central Texas. Ren is also a freelance writer, a visual artist, a guitarist in a rock band, a succulent aficionado, and a high school student.