Introducing Bylines - a Sneak Peek into a Fiction World
I don't know if I've ever been more vulnerable on a blog before.
And I've definitely leaned more toward the transparent in the writing world.
So, why the sudden urge to stick my head in the sand? Probably because today is the day I share a part of my writing life that I honestly don't let a lot of people into (save for my sister and best friends).
But, this is a year for bravery. With that comes the work-in-progress I've had in progress that isn't progressing...I'm sharing it with you all today, because I'm in need of a creative challenge these days, and I think wrapping up this story is the perfect solution.
I've heard all the warnings: never let anyone see your rough drafts. Write like crap. Don't let the outside voices in.
Here's the thing though. I've been working on this for almost five years. While I'm a pretty good secret keeper, the whole reason to write is to share it with the world.
I'm afraid if I don't, the story will be destined for some sort of novel purgatory, and that's just not fun for anyone, right?
Without further ado, here is the first Chapter of Bylines on my Wattpad account. Some of the story is written, some of it isn't. Some of it's plotted, some of it isn't.
And I have every right to change my mind in the process.
Even still, I plan to post a new chapter every other Friday between now and when the first draft is d-u-n; if you'd like to follow along, read, cheer for the characters, I'm totally here for it!
Whew! Now that that's out of the way, I think I need to go leave town for a while...later, skaters!
Reporting sports isn't difficult.
Jordan Jacobs is certainly capable of it; it's in her DNA. Her own father was one of the country's most renowned sports reporters in history. That is, until he died.
Now that she's returned to work, she's greeted by a new coworker who just happened to write for ESPN. Will Jordan finally get to abandon her entry level social media job and write real articles for the paper with more than a 140 character limit, or will the competition to maintain her father's legacy get the better of her in life and love?