Back in 2009-2010 I was pretty active on Booksie. For those of you who don’t know, Booksie is a website for people to post novels, poetry, short stories and articles – pretty much, it’s the writers’ equivalent of DeviantART.
I posted a lot of poetry (which, even though I hated, received positive feedback), attempted a novella, and posted the EPIC first draft of my novel. The latter ended up having a cute little following, and by my last chapter (which was in the 90s), a good 30 people were still reading and commenting.
But the pieces that received the most attention, were my anti-Twilight pieces. One was a short story (now posted on this blog), and the other was a list aptly titled “101 Reasons Why the Twilight Saga SUCKS”.
These two pieces were the catalyst for A LOT of onsite drama. There was cyber bullying – not just aimed at me, but to my followers; and my followers fought back – and an influx of PRO-Twilight pieces. In the end, the site was just too negative, so myself and a group of friends ended up leaving. We joined DA instead, but I soon lost interest in that, too.
The thing is, no matter how many “Booksie Fan Awards” I won, or how many hits my Twilight pieces made, I never acheived the dream of being a FEATURED WRITER.
That is, until now. Five days ago, I logged back into Booksie and posted two pieces, completely on a whim. My main goal was to try and generate some traffic back to this blog.
Today, I woke up to several comments, new “fans” and… the surprise of seeing my work on the main page.
So, there you have it folks. Sometimes dreams do come true. They just happen when you stop holding on to them 🙂