Well, maybe not the jungle. But, as sole proprietor of Sparks + Splinters Fly, the little writing blog you've just stumbled upon, I'd like to warmly welcome you to my page! I invite you to take a look around and, especially in these first few weeks, certainly check back often. I'm not necessarily new to the blogosphere, but I'm still tweaking my template; I'm sure colors and pictures and words will change as soon as I've posted this introduction.
Anyhow, how about something of a mission statement? I have a blog over on Tumblr that I've linked to and would love to have you click through and enjoy. But that's blog is full of ranting, raving, and life in general - pictures, videos, questions, quotes, and short manifestos clog my few attempts at posting my more literary endeavors. Of course, I love the site for that very fact, clogging the Internet with my epiphanies and favorite funny cat pictures. But, someday, I hope to be paid for my writing. I want to be a novelist. And I want people to know and love me as much as I know and love them. In the meantime, I want to get my writing out there. Thus, Sparks + Splinters Fly.
Dear reader, I welcome you to the grand opening of my museum of rough drafts, critiques, edits, and whatever else comes up along my road to publication. I'll be posting poetry, drabbles, scenes, vignettes, flash fiction, story ideas, short stories, novel chapters - anything I want (or so desperately need) some constructive criticism on, in order to improve my writing and better myself. I want you to read what I have to share and (without stealing it, of course) tell me what you loved, what you hated, and how to make the piece the best it can be. Constructive criticism is the name of the game, dear friends! If you comment mine, I'll comment yours - and when I comment yours, I'd absolutely adore you for dropping by to do the same for me.
So, that's the story - just the first of many, trust me. Welcome, welcome, welcome! And, wherever you are and whatever you're doing, have a lovely day :]
- Katie ♥