Welcome to my writer’s blog.
I think I should introduce myself. My name is Casse. (It’s said like Cassie, you know short for Cassandra.) I write under the name of Casse NaRome for my fiction titles at least. I haven’t really decided how that is going to work out yet. (Because I do write editorials and articles as well as poetry.)
This is a blog to share my journey and my attempt to score an agent, then a publishing deal. I will share each step I take from now on that I take. Why you ask? Because I just like to share and have people to laugh with at my silly mistakes I have made and no doubt will make.
I have been writing since I can remember; my parents would buy my sister and me journals for Christmas since we could write and we’d spend the day filling them up with stories. Sometimes weeks at a time, we had some awesome collaborations and intertwined stories! But really I started poetry first when one of my 8th grade teachers showed interest in a poem of mine that I did for a huge poetry assignment and decided to enter it into a contest for me; it was picked to be published. I still own that book 13 years later. (Oh I think I just dated myself.) I then decided I was interested in psychology because I wanted to understand the reason people behave the way that they do. It came in handy because when I was 18 I was sitting on the bus an early morning headed to work and the writing bug seriously bit me. I started Born Through Desecration a Fantasy manuscript and finished it a whopping 3 years later.
The idea originally came to me in 1995 at the age of 12 when my dad let me watch The Prophecy. I was like, I kind of like these bad ass angels. Then in 1998 I was 15 and once again, my dad, bought The Prophecy 2 and it was about Nephilims and I was in love. It took 3 more years for the idea to finally materialize and develop into the first draft that I finished.
When I was done I did what many young and in-experience wanna-be writers do. I printed billions of copies and sent them to not agents but more embarrassingly, publishers. I still cringe at the thought. It is a common mistake and I still get very embarassed at my jumping the gun, but I laugh and rejoice because now I have learned so much from the authors who have taken the time to help other authors even us aspiring ones.
I have since back-burned BTD but I have not totally given up on this manuscript but I am currently working on a new Paranormal Romance WIP called Death Knows My Name. I am hoping to shine this baby up before I start pimping it out and NOT to pubs this time but carefully researched agents. See I have learned a lot from the first time around.
Keep reading, writing and sharing,
Hung Out to Die
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