And ANOTHER Writer Hits Silver Pen: Melissa Young!!
Yeehaw! Another Word Warrior has reached Silver Pen! Melissa Young of New England has now written >15,000 words!!
If you want to give Melissa a shout out, you can find her on her Twitter, Instagram, NaNo, or leave her a comment on her Malala Fundraiser page. 👏
Read below to learn more about Melissa, perhaps you too will be inspired to hit Silver Pen!
What is your favorite book and/or author, and what draws you to them?
This is going to make me seem like a bit of a suck-up, but it’s the truth! I am a big fan of Sooz’s books! I actually found her website and subscribed to her newsletter first for her awesome writing advice, and it was there I discovered she was already an author. I read the Something Strange & Deadly series first. And that hooked me. Then I devoured Truthwitch & Windwitch. And I’m a fan for life! Her characters are just so unique and interesting it’s hard to want to leave them. I’m looking forward to Sightwitch, and, um, all things Aeduan. I mean Bloodwitch. He’s such a gooood character! I mean, talk about depth.
(Note from Sooz: You have made my weekend. 🙈🙈🙈🙈 Thank you!!)
Is this your first book? If not, what was the first book you ever finished writing?
My NaNo project is not the first I’ve written. The first was seven years ago. It was middle-grade fantasy about a girl who gets sucked into the book she’s reading, literally, and finds herself in the middle of a war betweem woodland creatures. It’s called Realm of Secrets. I put it down because I just wasn’t where I needed to be in my craft to edit it without totally destroying it. But it was a fun one and I can’t wait to get back to it with a new skill set and a fresh pair of eyes.
What’s the working title of your NaNoWriMo17 project?
The Rebirth of Stars
Give us an elevator pitch of your project.
Share your favorite line/short paragraph from your book so far.
How did you hear about the Mighty Pens?
I heard about The Mighty Pens from Susan Dennard, of course!
What inspired you to join the Mighty Pens?
Congratulations again, Melissa!! And keep on being an inspiration to the rest of us!!