Do I Have Any Idea What I’m Doing?

The answer is no, no I don’t. Yesterday I researched what made a successful blog successful, but it didn’t help much other than reiterate what I already knew. So, that said, go easy on me, because this is my first time doing anything like this.

So, welcome to my blog! I’m Salandra, but you can call me Sally. I’m an “author.” The quotes are there because I haven’t actually published anything yet, but I’m super close. I’m so close I’ve already written it and edited it myself. All it needs is the cover and the edits done by other people. Do you know how excited I am to finally publish a book? I’ve been trying to write a book since I was six. That’s a lot of years of book writing.

I’m going to tell you a little more about myself before I get into what’s been going on recently. I love to read and write, always have and probably always will. Writing is pretty much my passion, and while I’ve tried a lot of things and have gotten good at them, nothing is as fulfilling as writing is. I really do love it, and you’re supposed to have a career that you love, aren’t you? Let’s just hope I can make this hobby into a career!

I still live at home, and I love my family, so don’t be surprised if I mention them a lot. Currently, four of my nine family members are staying in Portugal with my grandmother. That includes me, by the way. Portugal is kind of underrated, and most people I’ve talked to don’t really even know it exists. So, I’ll tell you right now that Portugal is right next to Spain. It borders the Atlantic ocean. As a result, we normally go on a lot of beach trips. Unfortunately, yesterday my little sister dropped her metal water bottle that was full of water onto her foot. She’s in a lot of pain, and it’s possible that she fractured her toe. It looks really gnarly too. Or maybe I just have a low tolerance for that kind of stuff.

On top of that, my mother dropped her phone the other day and lost it for a half hour. After it was returned we saw that it had been ran over by a car and was totally broken. Luckily, we were able to save all the pictures, and the card is okay, so she’s using a phone that my uncle had lying around. Why he had an extra phone, I will probably never know.

So it’s been just a little crazy during this particular Portugal vacation, though normally this sort of stuff doesn’t happen. I’ve gone to Portugal a lot, because my dad is from there. But don’t worry, I’m still having fun.

Some of you might be very interested in the author aspect of me. I’ll tell you a little about it since you can’t read any of my works right now. Most of the time I write fantasy with a hint of romance. The romance isn’t intentional, it just seems to sneak into everything that I write. I’m not sure what that says about me. I have some science fiction ideas too, but I will never write nonfiction, and it is doubtful I will ever write normal fiction, without fantastical beast or some kind of crazy twist. Just like the romance, fantasy and sci-fi just seems to sneak into everything I write. All of my books will be totally clean aside from death and blood. But I’m never too graphic, because, like I said above, I really can’t stomach gore and stuff like that.

Alright, I’m going to be real with you right now, because that’s one of the tips that I read about yesterday. I’m not really sure at all about this. And by that, I mean I’m not entirely sure I can become an author and be able to make enough money to continue to be an author. I’m not even sure if I should be telling you this. Really, I can try all I want, but it’s up to you guys if I want to go anywhere with this. Yesterday I asked myself why I wanted to write. And the answer was because I want to help people. Whenever I read books I leave my own problems behind and live out something exciting. It helps me deal with things better. And I want to give that to you, especially in this world where violence and sensuality is becoming so normal you can’t find any entertainment without it. So I want to give you something you can read, feel happy about, and get lost in, without feeling any guilt, remorse, or hesitation. I also really want to talk to you guys, get to know my “fans.” I feel kind of pretentious saying you’re my fans, especially since this is my first post. But I hope I can go somewhere with this, and I will totally keep pushing until I can’t push anymore.

That said, I don’t know how long a post is supposed to be, so I’ll just end it here. Feel free to contact me, check out my other blog posts (if there are any yet), subscribe, leave a like, comment . . . wait, this isn’t YouTube! My bad. Some things never die.

Happy reading,

Sally