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Hola, Reader!

In this post I am announcing that, after much convincing from other writers, I now have a Wattpad account.

To be honest, I had never heard of Wattpad until about a year ago. And it sounded kind of like a cheap-o writing website often with strange people and poorly written stories on it.

And while it is kind of all those things, it is a (free) platform to publish your writing and get more views on. And there are some jewels you can find in Wattpad! It just takes some searching and mining to find them, most often. Just like with book stores, except Wattpad is mostly for WIPs instead of finished stories.

While I was (and still am) a little cautious about being on Wattpad–because of the strange and frequently rude variety of people on there–I decided I would test it out. I will wait and see if that was a bad decision.

Anyway, here‘s my account! You can check out some of my poems and WIPs I have going on while working on Guardians of Ashith. And you’ll also get some hints and drafts of stories I have to come!

If the link doesn’t work for you, please let me know. You might have to have a Wattpad account in order to view it. But if it’s causing you problems, comment below and I’ll try to fix it! Thank you!

Well, I hope you’re having a great week! I have more posts on the way, so keep an eye on your inbox! 🙂

-Anne

P.S. If you’re a fellow writer and you have a Wattpad account, please share it in the comment section below! I’d love to check out your WIPs! 🙂

To All Writers

Hola, Reader!

I recently joined a writing community called the Young Writer’s Workshop (YWW). It was created by Brett Harris (one of my favorite authors– he and his brother wrote Do Hard Things, and I highly recommend that you get a copy) and Jaquelle Crowe (author of This Changes Everything). Links to these books will be provided at the end of this post.

Brett Harris also runs a website & blog called TheRebelution– found here— that I absolutely love. It posts Christian articles and has an area for discussion. The articles are amazing, encouraging, and inspiring, and they cover a slew of topics for writers, Christians, bloggers, and practically everybody. (Plus, if you want notifications for YWW– which I’ll be telling you more about presently– you’ll get them sooner if you subscribe to the blog.)

Now, back to YWW.

First off- what is YWW? Continue reading “To All Writers”

Full Intro to Guardians of Ashith

Above picture is a piece of the front cover of Guardians of Ashith. Artwork done by Abby Guthrie.

Dear Reader,

Hola! Since I haven’t done it yet, I wanted to give you a full introduction to Guardians of Ashith.

Synopsis:

In a quiet clearing in a forest, in a land far, far away, there lived three friends. They were Kinkley the hedgehog, Bwonk the squirrel, and Melaine the cardinal. These three friends would never have believed that danger could ever come to the sunny glades of their forest in Ashith. Nor would they have believed you if you told them that they would become friends with a fox, save their island from a danger beyond their comprehension, and meet and speak to the lovely goddess Aerith herself.

But when they hear of the danger their beloved forest is in, will they help defend their forest home? They’re simply three young friends, who are still in school. What can they do?

Continue reading “Full Intro to Guardians of Ashith”

Merry Christmas!

Dear Reader,

Sorry for the late article! I had a very busy Christmas weekend.

Merry Christmas, and may you have a happy New Year! I hope you had a great Christmas. I certainly did.

So Guardians of Ashith (as you probably noticed) is not being published for Christmas this year. I actually think this works out well, because it’s giving me a chance to double-check it and make sure it’s as good as it can be before it’s published. I made five copies of it and sent it to a few friends and family members, so that they could “beta-read” it. So far there hasn’t been much I’ve needed to change.

As for the next release date– it’ll either be in the last week of April or in one of the first two weeks of May. If you’d like to be a beta-reader and give an opinion on it before it’s published, contact me at annecaitlin@annecaitlin.com. I’ll send you a Word file copy of it, and you can tell me what you think. Thank you!

Speaking of release dates, I have been planning for awhile to start an Etsy shop. I’ll be selling various homemade crafts on it– clay jewelry, to start out with. I’ll expand the collection from there. I plan on launching the shop (and, hopefully, an accompanying website) the same time as I publish Guardians of Ashith. I’ve narrowed the name of the shop down to two choices. Please vote in the comments which name you like better:

Option One:    CaitlinCrafts

Option Two:    CaitlinsCraftCenter

Thank you! I hope you will enjoy the shop.

In honor of its opening, I will be making a charm bracelet for Guardians of Ashith, which will be available for purchase when the shop opens. However, this will be a limited edition. Be on the lookout for it in May 2018!

Merry Christmas, and a Happy New Year. I hope you are enjoying the holidays!

Don’t forget to give your thoughts and your vote in the comments below! I’ll see you there.

-Anne

 

NaNoWriMo

Dear Reader,

An update and announcement– I am currently participating in NaNoWriMo, and my novel is Final Cross!

It was doubtful at first whether I would be doing NaNoWriMo this year. I had one whole week in November that I knew I wouldn’t be able to write in, and I was barely keeping up with my homework as it was. But, after some encouragement from my writer friends, I finally joined NaNoWriMo officially.

And here is my profile!

As I said, I am writing Final Cross for NaNoWriMo this year. I started it in June 2012, and just got back to working on it. Since I started NNWM so suddenly, though, I didn’t get much planning or outlining done for the book; so I am just “pantser-ing” right now. Next year, I hope to get a lot more planning done, since I will actually plan on doing NNWM in November! It’ll be a big help, especially since many of my book ideas aren’t fully completed yet. It’ll be a lot of fun.

The first week of NaNoWriMo, I struggled to get my homework done; I was procrastinating like crazy. But this week I am working harder at keeping a schedule, so I’ve been getting more done. Hopefully I’ll have more time to write now! You should see my word count soar.

In case you were wondering about Final Cross, here is a short synopsis:

Xavior Hevings has just arrived at a Christmas Party where Santa Claus appears. He doesn’t believe in Santa anymore, and is more interested in the food. But his parents take his little sister, Asheara, to see Santa.

How could he know, that in only an hour he would be running through the murky streets carrying Asheara? How could he possibly know then, that his parents were going to be captured by the S.M.?

He soon meets a group that calls itself “The Seekers”, a group that is trying to undermine the S.M.’s plans. He joins them, and they use his information to find and conquer the local S.M. bases. But are they telling him the truth? Is their version of who the S.M. are really the right one?

How can he find out which way is truth? Will he get his parents back? Wait to find out.

This is barely the first draft of the book, so some of the names might change. But the storyline should stay the same! 🙂

I’ll let you know how NaNoWriMo goes for me, and give you periodical updates. Thank you for reading and have a wonderful week! And to the Wrimos out there– Keep on writing! We can do it! 🙂

-Anne

Welcome and Introduction

Dear Reader,

Hi! My name is Anne Caitlin, and I am the author of this website. Welcome to my blog!

Let me introduce myself.

I am Anne Bree Caitlin, and I am 15 years old. I am a Christian, a writer, a crafter, and a musician.  I was born into a Navy family in California, and grew up in Oregon (go Ducks!), Washington, and Connecticut. I have visited every state–except for Hawaii, Alaska, and Oklahoma–and traveled across the bottom half of Canada. It is my dream to one day tour Europe.

I am taking English Composition and Latin college classes, while participating in a Classical Conversations Challenge II class. (Classical Conversations is an amazing homeschooling community that I highly recommend you check out.) I am in my fifth year of Latin studies. I hope to learn as many languages as I can!

I have one older sister, two amazing parents, and a pet Beagle. I also used to have a pet rabbit.

I love reading, writing, swimming, rollerskating, playing musical instruments, knitting, sculpting, jewelry making, and much more. I have many hobbies! 😀

And now to my writing life.

I first began writing books when I was nine, though I had been writing small poems and simple songs before then. I have never finished a novel before, which is partially because I keep having more book ideas. So I am excited that Guardians of Ashith is finally going through its last round of edits!

I am currently writing twelve books, and I have many writing prompts that are very liable to turn into books themselves. I am extremely thankful that I found a writing system– called the Drafting Cycle– that allows me to write multiple books at once. (Check out the Drafting Cycle Article!)

I will be participating in NaNoWriMo this year. (If you don’t know about NaNoWriMo, check out  National Novel Writing Month.) I have yet to decide which book I am going to work on, but I’m prepping for it! You can find me on NaNoWriMo here.

So, be on the lookout for Guardians of Ashith, and I’ll see you in the comments! Have a great week!

-Anne

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