Tuesday, August 27, 2013

My book

 A few of you guys have been asking me to do a blog post about the book I'm writing so I thought that I'd tell you a little bit about it =)  

Tess never really healed after her sister and best friend Alanna died when she was only nine. Now Tess is fifteen and can't shake the feeling that there was something more to Alanna's death then what meets the eye. After mysterious things happen around her home Tess discovers that her parents have been hiding the truth behind her back. Why have her parents been hiding the truth from her for so long? And when Tess discovers the truth she also finds danger and her life is put into jeopardy.

I started writing "Once upon a secret" in late February. At first I was super excited about my story, it's plot, and the characters. I seemed to be writing every day but then I started to get writers block. I'd be stuck on a scene for what seemed like days and I wrote less and less and for a while there I seemed to be completely stuck. I'm about 23,000 words in to my story so about halfway there but I don't know where to go from here. I was originally hoping to finish my book by Christmas but know I don't know if that's possible.
   My problem is I dream up these great story ideas but then when it's time to put it all together I just like loose inspiration and motivation. I begin to wonder if my book was good enough, if I was creating likable characters, entertaining dialogue, and a suspenseful plot. I began looking  for critique groups thinking that if I found some good feedback that it would help a lot. But I couldn't find any groups for teens. But then I thought of this grand idea. What if we started a critique group? Like just a few of us bloggers who are working on getting books published, we could share our stories with others and they could tell us what they think! I really would just love this. I'd love if just at least one of you would like to be my critique partner. I need some one who'd be honest about what they think about my writing. Tell me where I need to improve: Dialogue, characters, plot, etc.

So anyway I thought that I would just throw that out there =) Any thoughts?

Brittney Johnson is just your average (and crazy) teenage girl serving an extraordinary God. She loves reading amazing books, writing stories, and dreaming about someday publishing a book. She loves to blog and would be so glad if you read her posts, comment, and maybe even follow


  1. Personally, I think that's a great idea! :) I am just starting out writing. ( I have two random stories in action. ) I really need feedback... We should totally do this! :D

    xoxo, kayla

  2. Sounds like an awesome story! I have the exact same problem, I have millions of story ideas, but I can't put any one down and finish it, or even create a full blown plot.
    I think it would be great to have a critique group; I am pretty new to writing stories, but I would love feedback and to finish my story!

  3. Cool! I would love a little club like that for my book!

  4. Love this idea! May I suggest if you find a critique partner to be one-on-one within this "club," that you try to find an older, fellow writer? That way, the older can help the younger in more ways than two of the same age; and vice versa. Make sense? ;D Mix up the ages, and you can conquer the world! Through writing, of course. =] I would love to do be a part of it!

    By the way, I have awarded you! Here's the link: http://sarah-plainandaverage.blogspot.com/2013/08/elegant-blogger-award.html


  5. I totally think you should start a group, Britt!!! That would be awe-some! I also know that Go Teen Writers has a email loop where you can find several people who will read your book and give you feedback, honest people. And you book sounds really interesting... I want to read it... NOW.

    Abrielle Lindsay

  6. I know how it is not being able to go with a story. I tend to struggle with the starting even though I have planned my whole story. hehe! Oh well!

    The critique sounds great. I think it sound wonderful.

  7. A critique group sounds awesome!!! Happy to help if you need it. =D

  8. Wow! Your story sounds amazing! And I have the exact same problem, I have the best idea for my book, but it's hard to go through with it. But I am new to this writing thing, so maybe someday.


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