So, this may or may not turn out to be a worthwhile endeavor, but yeah, I made a YouTube channel, affectionately titled "Miles of Books." (Puns are funny, right? I couldn't help myself.)
For those who may not know, there's a wonderful corner of YouTube called "BookTube," which is, as the name indicates, a collection of book videos. Reviews, tags, book hauls...you get the idea. I've been watching various BookTubers for years, and I finally got the courage to make my own channel and start uploading videos. The community has always been awesome, and if I can make someone smile, or at least make some cool videos I can look back on in the future (probably with some form of regret) then it'll have been worth it, I think.
Check out my first (probably awkward) video here. And, because I feel like providing two links, check out my main channel page here.
We'll see where this goes!
So, it's been a while since my last (first) post. I'm just popping in to make a little note that I'm still working hard on my WIP (the young adult science fiction novel mentioned before in various places), and can sorta kinda seen the light at the end of the tunnel. Of course, that means little in the grand scheme of things (and by that I mean querying agents, then, if one gets an agent, going on submission, etc.), but still. You must celebrate the small victories when they arrive!
Of course, I've already written the first draft--that was long ago. But the fact that this story finally is looking like something gives me real hope. I mean, who knows. But I'm really proud of it so far. I'm not the biggest fan of editing and revision, but there are bits that, when cleaned up or deleted entirely or fixed or yada yada, they read so much better. Still, I've read that writers either enjoy drafting or revision more. I'll draft all day!
So, that is the update. Onward!
Hello world! In case it isn't already obvious, my name is Miles McGuinness, and I am an aspiring author, currently at work on a young adult science fiction novel that I hope to be querying soon. I'm not sure how often I'll update this blog, but figured I would add this feature anyway, even if nobody really reads it. It'll be interesting to look back on these old posts and see where I was with my writing, and how things were looking.
I'm excited to continue the journey! Thank you for stopping by!