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Authors: Lee Miyaki (Kim Derla), Maria Criselda Santos, iamloid, and Kristine Cuevas
Name: Christian Loid Valenzuela
Occupation: Published author on Buqo and a Wattpad Filipino Ambassador
Writing experience: I began my journey as a writer last 13th September 2013 when I officially joined a writing-reading site, Wattpad.
Favorite time of day to write: Weekend evenings around 8PM. My mind is more active at night.
Favorite writing instrument: Pen and notebook! A very vintage one. (laughs)
Favorite snack (and/or drink) while writing: Anything that is made up of chocolates!
My inspiration for this story: I wrote this story when I got my very first heart break (laughs). I choose to tell it because I want to inspire many people, like, “You’re not alone. Together we stand!” credits to Avril Lavigne for that quote from her song – Keep Holding On. (Laughs)
What kept me going: I am super challenged! I have to manage my time as a student, as a workshopper of #JustWritePH and as an Ambassador! Despite of that, my main motivation for finishing this story is that I like to prove myself that I can! And I want to be a living proof that writing (and entering the publishing industry) is for everyone, ‘cause I believe that there’s no age limit in this. As long as you can write, finish your work(s) and have passion, you are a writer!
How I managed without beta readers: I am super challenged by the time allotted to finish this work so unfortunately I haven’t used any beta reader(s) and/or editor(s). But some of my (Wattpad) readers kept commenting on my story, so for me they act like my beta readers. So far, the most valuable feedback I’ve had is when some readers messaged me saying that they can relate with the protagonist – the way she portray her ‘bitter’ attitude, her fierce personality etc.
What I’ve learned from this class: Time management! (laughs) and writing in harmony – that’s were the lessons I’ve learned. I think for my upcoming works, I shall keep in mind that I should write in my own harmony. And always beat the deadline!
What’s next: Maybe I’ll take a break in writing for one year, I think. I should take a rest as a writer and study more to improve myself as a writer. Also, I’ll try to help beginners and aspiring writers (out) there. So if anyone of you knows someone that needs ‘writing approach’, you can refer them to me! Yes, I have a plan to follow up this story. As of now, on my Wattpad account I already have (the) second book. And the third book is on my mind. I am planning to do a trilogy eh. So, that’s it!