Hello everyone. Thanks so much for joining. I hope to meet each of you virtually over the next week! We have grown to nearly 500 members in just 2 months! I have attached a file for your benefit. I hope it will orient you to the site and help you as you find your way. As always, please do not hesitate to ask questions of your fellow members. We are a family. You're one of us know.
I am so happy I found this group! It was starting to get a little lonely researching and looking for information about agents and publishing. This site has such a friendly community and wonderful resources. I can't wait to meet everyone!
So nice to see all of you here. Be sure to check the Meet and Greet Forum post as well! More intros over there too! Join groups and work your way in! We love meeting new ppl and getting to know everyone. Folks with kids be sure to join the Perturbed Parents Group! It's a lot of fun and great place to VENT! So happy to see all of these new, GORGEOUS faces! Be yourselves, have fun and PLEASE let me know how I can make the community better and more useful for you. Don't hesitate to write me at yalitchat at gmail dot com and friend me. I don't bite. :-0
I had the pleasure of speaking to almost two hundred sixth graders yesterday about descriptive writing. It was an amazing experience. During the in-service I quoted passages from various YA books and also read a scene from my WIP. I almost fell on the floor when the hands shot up to ask where they could get a copy of my book! They seemed so disappointed when I told them it wasn't published yet. :)
Anyway the reason I'm sharing this is because I wanted to collect more resources as I've been asked by the principal to speak with ALL the sixth and seventh graders at the middle school. YIKES! I am not internet savvy like most but I'm getting there. Is there a way I can place an icon on my blog for this site. If so, where should I direct YA's that are pursuing writing?
One more unrelated question: Should I have received a confirmation e-mail when I submitted my entry to YALitChat writing contest?
Hi all! I'm new. Just joined. I'm so excited to be a part of this group. It's been so hard to connect with other aspiring YA writers. There aren't many in my area. I'm so looking forward getting to know all of you :)
At first, I started writing YA because I wanted to explore the voice that lurked in the back of my head, pestering my night and day. And now, I will keep writing, thanks to the wonderful communities like this that remind me I am a writer and NOT CRAZY for "hearing voices.." Thanks Georgia for bringing all of us together on so many different levels!
Hey Everyone! I am excited to be here :) It looks like a really friendly, informative place. And, of course, I love all things YA. I'm a thirty year old Australian and am editing my first Contemporary YA - there's so much to learn!
Looking forward to getting to know some of you guys :)
I joined a while back but am just now trying to dive in. Thanks to Shelli Johannes Wells for turning me onto the site. I'm a picture book author/illustrator but am in the middle of writing a YA novel so am looking forward to discussions!
Glad to be here!
Elizabeth O. Dulemba http://dulemba.com
I am really excited to see all the new people here. It's exciting to see this site grow so fast. It's because of all the awesomeness peeps. Please be sure to leave a comment telling us a little about yourself in meet and greet and be sure to join the great groups yalitchat offers.