Commenting On My First Post

I thought it’d be interesting to comment on my first post.

Especially since I’ve published more than 1,000 posts on this blog.

Let’s take a trip down memory lane, shall we?

The red text are my current comments.


My claim to fame was through having my work published and being Googleable. Wow, aren’t you vain? Fame? No one knows your name. Most people can’t pronounce it. Much less spell it. This means that if you searched my name up, you would see my writing posted on a website as well as in an anthology. Spelling it out for everyone, eh? Big deal. Furthermore, you would see a picture of me featured in another article online. I sound so full of myself. I am though. Here I offer you my top ten rules to follow in order to achieve that ever-prevalent goal among writers of being published. What was wrong with fifteen year old me? 

  1. One shall write (preferably every day). I don’t always follow my own advice. 
  2. One shall write well. If one cannot, then one shall learn to write well. I make it sound easy. It’s not.
  3. One shall revise, edit, and proofread without whining. I whine more than I write.
  4. One shall never plagiarize or copy off another writer under any circumstance whatsoever. Don’t do it.
  5. One shall seek out editors, agents, publishers, and others in the business knowledgeably. Yeah, again easier said than done.
  6. One shall submit his or her best work only. This means no first or rough drafts. I love that I felt the need to clarify what I meant.
  7. One shall never procrastinate. What’s procrastinate? The word isn’t in my vocabulary. 
  8. One shall learn from mistakes vowing never to repeat those same mistakes again. I hate that missing comma.
  9. One shall take criticism well and learn to overcome rejection. No, really?
  10. One shall learn to be patient. Finally some sense.

On that note, having my writing published isn’t just a dream anymore…it is actually a reality. I still haven’t published a novel.


How in the world did ten people like, much less come across, my very first post?

If you cringed as much as I did reading this, let me know by not liking this post.

19 thoughts on “Commenting On My First Post

  1. This is hilarious! I think I may have to do this with my own post…
    I rewrote my first post last month, but I think I’m going to have to copy you at some point. 😉
    Also, I think I pronounce your name right… I don’t know if I’ll ever find out whether I am or not, though. 🙂


  2. Gutsy, and so You! One of your greatest strengths is the courage of your convictions. I think you were born to it. Don’t ever stop being yourself….even though you may cringe a bit when you look back. For a 15-year-old, you were just right. I love the dialogue with yourself, too! Especially the cringe about the omitted comma. 🙂


  3. I love this – 15 year old you was so confident and proud of her own achievements and that is fab! I really enjoyed reading the post and your comments… I love the bit about not whinging and how you say you whine more than you write haha – I am the same! Editing is the bain of my life, and I never give myself enough time to do it.


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