Do you ever have one of those weeks where nothing has gone as you planned? Well, I’ve been in bed most of the week due to illness, so I’m definitely going to need our weekly boost of Writing Wisdom this week!
This week, YA author, Beth Steury is our guest. Thanks for joining us, Beth.
Name: Beth Steury
Genre: YA – realistic contemporary
Latest Novel: before I knew you
Just write! Don’t worry about getting it all right, just write. If the beginning alludes you, that’s okay. Whatever thoughts or ideas are fighting to be recorded, start with that. Just write. Thanks to the wonder of word processing, rearranging sentences and paragraphs to achieve the best beginning, middle, and end is a snap. Just write.
Don’t labor over every word. Doing so greatly hampers creativity. Once the initial thoughts and ideas have been recorded, then it’s time to edit and improve and fine tune every word.
After a series of bad choices rocked his world, seventeen-year-old Preston charts a new course as far from his ladies’ man ways as he can get. He distances himself from the dating scene and avoids his party-loving friends—the things that once dominated his life. Then he meets Maggie, the new girl in town, the first day of their junior year. She’s beautiful on the inside and out, knows nothing of his past, and he can’t get her out of his mind.
When a disastrous first date leaves her skeptical about the guys at Madison High, Maggie slows down her pursuit of a guy to trust with her white-wedding-dress future. She wants a boyfriend, sure, but he’d have to be nothing like the jerk who forced her first kiss. Someone more like Preston, who’s been nothing but sweet and helpful, not to mention, easy on the eyes. But he is so out of her league.
Can Maggie afford to let her guard down around the charming Preston? Will Preston’s last jeopardize his chances with the one girl who could anchor his future?
Make sure you check out Beth’s newest release, before i knew you and connect with her on social media.
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I hope you all have a wonderful writing week and don’t forget to join us next week for another piece of Wisdom Wednesday.
I would like to know, do you struggle with what Beth spoke about today? Do you get stuck wanting to edit as you write or want to write the story in order? Leave a comment for us!