Becoming a Writer
Emmie has been writing as long as she can remember. As a child, she wrote stories and read them to her family. Emmie's mom often recalls the gift for writing she showed at such a young age.
When it was time for Emmie to attend university, she initially took theatre and film classes. She fell in love with writing for the stage and screen, and dedicated much of her time to directing and writing for theatre and film. Eventually, after many years of struggling with mental health issues, Emmie decided to leave college behind, without completing a degree. It was a difficult choice, but a good one, and she has flourished in the years since. Though her career has taken her in many different directions and given her many opportunities, Emmie has continued to write for fun and sometimes for publication, including non-fiction articles for various publications.
In 2018, Emmie began writing a new novel during a writing competition called "National Novel Writing Month" or "NaNoWriMo". This competition encourages writers to pen 50,000 new words of a novel during the month of November. And that's just what Emmie did. In 2018, the first 56 thousand words of "The Broken & Beautiful Life of Camry Hughes" were written. She finished the last 70k during April of 2019, and began a long process of editing and rewriting.
Emmie is a bit of an odd duck in that she loves to edit, and so the process of rewrites and revisions and editing is one that she enjoys.
After many months of reworking the novel, Emmie is proud to have it published in November of 2019.
This year, Emmie is participating in NaNoWriMo again. She absolutely loves the challenge and thrill of writing books at such a fast pace.
She can't wait to show you what she has next!