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we are very happy you are here and can't wait to write (and edit!) words with you in 2021.
hello, and welcome to wriye: the year-long writing community born out of a dual love of writing lots of words and organized challenges. if you are planning on writing -- or editing -- at all this year, we'd love for you to join our community! there's no goal too large or too small; we believe that all words are good words here and will always encourage everyone, no matter their goal. if you're looking for a group of writers to support you along your own writing-journey, this is the place for you.
Post by yummnyyummny on Jan 5, 2021 14:27:26 GMT -5
Hey!! I'm Chloe, I sometimes go as Blu online so that might appear on here from time to time. I've only just joined this year as I've been writing my novel for a few years and have decided to finally get it finshed this year so I am looking for ways to motivate myself!! I write mostly Young Adult or New Adult.
I'm from England, I mainly spend my time reading and writing. I'm in my last year of sixth form and I'm just excited to be here. Thank you.
Hello! You can call me Jonah (actual name), Levant (pseudonym), or Valhalla (a nickname)! I'm 20 years old, use they/them or he/him pronouns, and I'm autistic. I'm hoping WriYe won't be too much on me, but we'll just have to see. The way I write and the things I'm passionate about conveying in my works are shaped mostly by my experiences navigating the world as a minority and a survivor of trauma, and this is something I'm really thankful for even if it's made my life difficult.
I've been writing since before I can even remember. I started with a fixation on fantasy, but I moved away from that after a while - now I'm mostly interested in whatever genre best serves the subjects I want to explore. The reason I used to write used to be escapism, but now it's more or less an opportunity for me to explore real-world concepts that are close to my heart (through experience or through my love of fellow humans). While I love immersing myself in fantasy settings even more than when I was younger, I'm really not interested in getting away from the real world when I write. My goal is, overall, exploring subjects of morality and philosophy, presenting political critiques, representing the oppressed, and presenting a realistic look at mental illness and trauma whether it leads to an optimistic conclusion or not.
I also write fanfiction! I post to Archive Of Our Own whenever I write fanfic. I'm desperately trying to get back on track with writing original fiction as often as I used to, but we'll see if that ever happens.
Phoenix + they/he + 20
Word Count: 122,304/175,000
Currently Reading: Soul Wars (Josh Reynolds) & Black Jack (Osamu Tezuka)
I'm Emma and I'm in my late thirties, from the UK. I've been saying for years that "this year will be the year I finish a novel..." and then it never is. But maybe this year actually is that year? As I get older I feel more and more like the time to start taking my writing seriously is running out and going to pass me by if I don't stop talking about it and start doing it.
I'm a blogger, mostly, lapsed slightly. I do enjoy writing fiction but don't do enough of it. I love writing flash fiction and used to write fanfiction but a novel is the dream. I say I don't like writing poetry but occasionally the mood takes me and I enjoy it.
I'd also like to write a few articles this year for other websites - I've done it before and enjoyed it but got out of the habit in the last few years.
I've set my goal at 250,000 words which feels insurmountable and probably unrealistic but if I get on with it and find the consistancy I've lacked in the last few years isn't completely out of reach. I'm getting a bit of a late start this year because I've been ill which doesn't help but hopefully I can get going now,.
Hi, I'm Ashton. I'm an Australian Paranormal/Urban Fantasy and Mystery writer in my late 20's. Somehow I convinced myself to actually do Milwordy this year. I just remembered this forum existed after I participated in 2014 and wrote 500,000 words. I've been writing for the last few years but never really kept count outside of NaNoWriMo challenges. While I mainly want to focus on novels and my web serials, I hope to write some short stories and novellas this year as well. I love reading short horror stories like those featured in The NoSleep Podcast and would love to buckle down and learn how to write my own.
I have no idea why I'm writing 1M words, but I need closer to 500,000 new words to keep the current buffer for my two web serials. I also want to write and finish a few other projects this year. Eventually, I just caved and decided I may as well do Milwordy.
Shoot for the moon and land among the stars, I guess.
Social accountability definitely helps me stick to goals so here I am. Other than writing I love reading, listening to music/podcasts and bushwalking. I'm also learning how to draw.
My name is Gemma. I am 46 years old and I live just outside of Boston. This will be my second year participating in Wriye. I've belonged to several writers groups before and from 2014 to 2019 participated in Nanowrimo. I joined Wriye because I wasn't happy with the changes Nano made to their website, among other things. I figured I would try this place for one year and see how everything went. I really liked it, so now I'm back again for 2021.
I used to write Mainstream/Historical novels, but a few years ago I switched to Fantasy. I'm currently working on a novel based on Greek Mythology. I think I'm about 75 percent through with it. My goal this year is 60,000 words. I've changed my daily word count goal, though. Instead of 1,000 words a day, I'm only going to write 500 words a day. This is in case I get stuck in a rut. I can easily do 500 words in a hour, sometimes more, whereas 1,000 words takes me 2 to 3 hours.
As for hobbies, I like gardening, reading and cross stitch. I'm currently doing the first one of these (I have an mini indoor garden) but I'd like to get back into the other two also.
I can't wait to talk to the people I met last year and some new members too!
Post by Lady Pamela on Jan 26, 2021 14:09:07 GMT -5
I'm Pam, or Pamela, from North Idaho. I've been here off and on (mostly off, to be honest...) for several years now. I'm 52 years old and a new empty-nester, so I figured it was time to get serious about having fun with my writing! ;-)
Like Gemma, I'm also having challenges with the new Nano site, and even though I do have some friends there, I remember the WriYe community with fondness, so here I am again, ready to hang with y'all and make some progress on my writing goals!
My two favorite genres are Historical Fiction and Fantasy, or some combination of the two. So far I've only written Fantasy, but I have several Hist. Fic ideas that I want to explore. Now that my kids are grown and (mostly) flown (youngest two in college and church mission), I finally have the time and head space to write more regularly... I set my goal at 100k, hopefully I can breeze past that this year!
Outside of writing (and reading of course), I'm active in my church, I love to crochet, do jigsaw puzzles, take care of my animals, and my hubby (a private pilot) and I like to fly in our plane. He's always looking for someplace to go! We've taken several trips to see our kids and grandkids.
Hello everyone, I am extremely late to the party here since it's nearly March already...
Anyway, I am Worry (or Kim, if we're using real names), and I'm in the UK. This is my first WriYe, I have just signed up on the recommendation of @galactic-pirates.
I'm first and foremost a fanfiction author and I've just parted ways with a fandom I've been writing for continuously since 2012 (no hard feelings or anything, just waning interest in the source material), and Sam recommended me to come to WriYe to find inspiration and support outside of the old fandom circles as I move on to new fandoms and begin to spread my wings. I've spent so long in one fandom that it's a bit daunting to move into a new one now.
My goal this year is 100,000 words of fic for my new fandom - that is half the amount I usually write in a year so I think it's manageable. I'm counting the 8,844 I already wrote before I signed up.
I'm very much looking forward to my new adventures and to finding my way around this site. I am the world's worst for technological illiteracy so please excuse my fumbling.