Indie e-Con Scavenger Hunt 2018 - Stop #7
Hello! My name is Savannah Jezowski! I’m so excited to be visiting Rachel’s blog and sharing with you all a little bit about how my writing career began. Be sure to keep your eye open for the next clue you’re going to need on the Scavenger Hunt! Rachel hid it in here somewhere!
I began writing when I was in elementary, before I even knew what a paragraph was. My first book was about a wagon train and Native Americans, and I wrote it on lined paper, bound it with yarn, and design the cover with crayons. Yeah. It was awful. I hide it. At the bottom of a very large stack of other things I can’t throw away but don’t really want people to see. I also wrote a Star Wars story with my brother around this time (It’s equally awful, I’m sure, but because it’s STAR WARS I’m not as ashamed of this one because all authors write fan fiction at some point in their career…don’t they?)
I spent the next fifteen years or so writing awful novels that I will never do anything with. I got a few short stories published while I was in college, but it wasn’t until I heard about Rooglewood Press and their fairy tale contests that my writing really took off. I entered a story for the Cinderella collection which did not win, but my submission for Five Enchanted Roses DID make the cut. It was probably one of the most exciting times in my life, seeing my story in print and realizing for the first time that I COULD be a published author and that a whole new world of adventures were opening up for me.