RedTears

I'M GETTING PUBLISHED. SORT OF.
          	
          	Hello there, guys! It's been a while, I know, and I'm sorry. I've been so incredibly busy with school and friends and, well, life in general, that I haven't been writing much, and barely have been online at all. I do plan to change this by updating the rest of my Ranger's Apprentice story, and get a move on with Trigger.
          	But that is not why I am messaging today. As the beginning says, I am sort of getting published!
          	A Dutch publisher was hosting a writing competition together with this reading community platform thing, and the task was to finish the excerpt given. The top ten would be published in a special eBook that was to be distributed everywhere.
          	Guess who made top ten?
          	I didn't actually win, or was in the top three, but I'm actually completely fine with it. Top ten was my goal, because who wouldn't love to be published in something like this, and I am just SO excited for this to come out!
          	Once the eBook is there, which will be somewhere in November, I will of course send you all a link. Unfortunately for the English ones it is in Dutch, but the thought still counts?
          	
          	If you want to read more about my writing process and the nature of the thing I wrote, you can check it out on my blog (did I tell you I started a blog?) here! (Also in Dutch, sorry xD): https://allthefeelssite.wordpress.com/2015/10/20/zomerliefde-schrijfwedstrijd-blossom-books-hebban-nl/
          	
          	I CANNOT WAIT FOR YOU ALL TO READ THIS OHMYGOSH
          	IS IT NOVEMBER YET?! :')

Kageyama_Sayuri

Yay, ranger's apprentice❤️ :) <3  and its so awsome! 
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RedTears

@mariechen2 I KNOW RIGHT I am SOOO excited!
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mariechen2

@RedTears OMG THAT'S SO AWESOME! :D ME WANT ME WANT ME WANT
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-notinthislifetime-

Heey, ik was bezig met de leraar serie met Allison. Is er een boek 3?
          Zijn echt leuke boeken namelijk❤️

veravra8

Jammer! Ik zou graag nog een boek over Rim Stervolger lezen!
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RedTears

@-mypreciousfood- heyhoi! Ik ben bang van niet. Dit account is ondertussen inactief geworden. Alles wat er staat is alles wat er zal zijn. Maar wat tof dat je ze leuk vond!
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RedTears

I'M GETTING PUBLISHED. SORT OF.
          
          Hello there, guys! It's been a while, I know, and I'm sorry. I've been so incredibly busy with school and friends and, well, life in general, that I haven't been writing much, and barely have been online at all. I do plan to change this by updating the rest of my Ranger's Apprentice story, and get a move on with Trigger.
          But that is not why I am messaging today. As the beginning says, I am sort of getting published!
          A Dutch publisher was hosting a writing competition together with this reading community platform thing, and the task was to finish the excerpt given. The top ten would be published in a special eBook that was to be distributed everywhere.
          Guess who made top ten?
          I didn't actually win, or was in the top three, but I'm actually completely fine with it. Top ten was my goal, because who wouldn't love to be published in something like this, and I am just SO excited for this to come out!
          Once the eBook is there, which will be somewhere in November, I will of course send you all a link. Unfortunately for the English ones it is in Dutch, but the thought still counts?
          
          If you want to read more about my writing process and the nature of the thing I wrote, you can check it out on my blog (did I tell you I started a blog?) here! (Also in Dutch, sorry xD): https://allthefeelssite.wordpress.com/2015/10/20/zomerliefde-schrijfwedstrijd-blossom-books-hebban-nl/
          
          I CANNOT WAIT FOR YOU ALL TO READ THIS OHMYGOSH
          IS IT NOVEMBER YET?! :')

Kageyama_Sayuri

Yay, ranger's apprentice❤️ :) <3  and its so awsome! 
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RedTears

@mariechen2 I KNOW RIGHT I am SOOO excited!
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mariechen2

@RedTears OMG THAT'S SO AWESOME! :D ME WANT ME WANT ME WANT
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FleurWandres

Hallo ik vind je boek echt geweldig. Ik maak ook een soort van fan grijze jager boek of hoe dat ook heet  ik vroeg me af of je me wat tips kan geven

RedTears

@ FleurWandres  Hey daar! Sorry, ik zie dit nu pas! Dank je wel dat je mijn verhaal leuk vindt, en tuurlijk kan ik je wel tips geven! Wat zou je willen weten? :D
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RedTears

So, it's official. There now truly are 1,000 of you. One thousand. One THOUSAND. No matter how I say it, it's always a lot. One thousand. I don't think I even know one thousand people, and yet here I am having one thousand fans. This blows my mind.
          
          I don't even remember making my account four years ago. Is that weird? I'm not sure. I just honestly can't remember making the account. I remember my friend telling me about this site where you could write on, because I liked to write, didn't I? I remember that conversation vivdly, but I can't recall actually making the account.
          
          That just shows how much this website has become part of my life. I don't remember specific moments, I just remember a feeling. One of being welcome, one of belonging, and I just can't thank all of you enough for giving me those feelings.
          
          Four years ago, I did not expect any of this to happen. I was so happy when I had a fan that wasn't one of my friends. The uknown fans turned into 5, which slowly turned into 12. It didn't go quickly, it didn't go at once, but slowly and steadily the number grew. I couldn't believe it when I reached 100, then 200, 300 and even 400, and more just kept coming. I  simply couldn't believe it. Who was interested in my writing, anyway?
          
          A lot of people, apparently.
          
          This site has not only been a part of my life, but it has also shaped who I am. Thanks to this site, my writing has evolved so much, and my English has reached a level that I never thought possible. And no matter what happens from now on, nobody will be able to take that away from me.
          
          For all of you wondering, I am working on a few things. A new story, an ORIGINAL story for once, that is really close to me. It has been in my mind for so long, I simply couldn't even imagine writing it. But here I am, planning the whole thing, on the night I made 1,000.
          
          One thousand.
          
          I am rambling. I honestly don't care. 
          
          Thank you. Thank you all so much. I love you all. Thank you.

karin68

@RedTears so cool 1,000 proud!
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RedTears

@RedTears And of course somebody unfollowed me xD
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RedTears

Today, 4 years ago, I typed in the website a friend had told me about and I decided to make an account, not knowing what was to come. Now, 4 years later, I couldn't imagine my life without it. 
          
          I was there when meebo was the way to communicate. When the status bar was the way to tell everybody a new chapter had been uploaded. When followers were still fans. 
          I was there when one of the first Writer Games happened. I still remember finding one of them and asking people if there was going to be another. The Third Writer Games, they said. Join, it'll be fun. I can't even begin to think what would have happened had I not joined.
          
          I have met so many amazing people through this website that I can't even begin to list. Both in my own country and outside of it. And I want to thank them for being so amazing.
          I also want to thank every single one of you people who follow me. 971 of you. That's almost 1,000.
          1,000 are a lot of people. A lot. I couldn't be more honoured to have such amazing people keeping track of my activities.
          
          Thank you for reading, thank you for voting, thank you for commenting, thank you for fanning, thank you for kicking my buttt when I didn't upload, thank you for screaming when the plottwists went south, thank you for sticking with me through everything.
          You're all amazing. Thank you.
          
          I'm sitting here in my room, behind my computer, holding a plastic cup of water. It's not really fancy, but I still want to bring out a toast.
          To four amazing years. And may there be many more to follow!

Berta_Rozi

@RedTears I'm soo happy for your four years! We should talk more ;) <3
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xXFleurRebelleXx

@RedTears  Wow four years! :0 I remember when we used to talk on meebo all the time and were allies in the Writer Games... Time flies, congrats on almost 1k followers!
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RedTears

LADIES AND GENTS!
          
          This news is different than the normal story-related news, but I think it might interest you all the same.
          Over the past few weeks, I've been talking to someone who owns a relatively well known book blog. She was looking for someone to write guest posts for her. I volunteered. And now the first post has become a reality!
          If you want to check it out, you can do so here: http://www.librarianlavender.com/2015/03/elines-introduction-and-book-haul.html
          
          If you don't want to check it out, fine too. Just wanted to share BECAUSE I'M SUPER EXCITED
          
          So, that was it. Thanks for listening, guys!
          
          ~Ellie

karin68

@RedTears ..Cool. Like to hear more about the books you like.
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Berta_Rozi

@RedTears I'm jelly ^^ Read it, and became a bigger bowl of green jelly... I need those books D: (Also heard great things about Panic by Lauren Oliver) I'm definitely keeping an eye out for your posts <33
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WrightStiles

Omg you read the Rangers apprentice!!!!! That is my favourite book series!!!!! You are one one my favourite people on wattpad just because of that!!!!!!

RedTears

@WrightStiles :O
            I didn't just read them, I LOVE them! I wrote/am writing a fanfiction series about it! In Dutch though, I must confess.
            I have been ro the Dutch RA fanday twice, plan to go again this year. AND JOHN FLANAGAN WILL BE THERE. I might get him to sign my books and I'm fangirling just thinking about ut <4
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