As all writers, young and decrepit, must do, I started my own blog. (This is not a blog, but a mere extension to my website, and it is very inconvenient for me to write posts.) So hear about my trails and tribulations on hudsonbytheday.wordpress.com. There are lots of contests for young writers to showcase their stuff. I will still leave posts here, if I feel like it...
 
Nextgenwriters 08/03/2011
 
A great course has come to a close. I look forward to submitting queries on September second to nextgenwriters for critique. I will have to take a break from writing for a while because visitors are coming. But write fellow teens.
_ the young novelist

 
Post Title. 08/02/2011
 
Here is my query letter, and I would love feedback. Submit your own and I will respond.

Dear Agent 007

I have been recognised several times for writing and poetry. In my dystopian novel, HUDSON BY THE DAY, a lonely librarian, Adrienne Page thinks there is no way of escaping her isolated town. That doesn’t bother her until a boy from her neighbourhood disappears, like so many other young men in her community. As a committed mentor to the boy she vows to find him. By using her book smarts and curiosity, she manages to leave her community, but only to discover that she has treaded into a sinister outside world.

HUDSON BY THE DAY is 62 000 words. I look forward to hearing a response. You can reach me by email, theyoungnovelist@hotmail.ca or phone (555-555-5555) I have included 10 sample pages below.

Sincerely,

The young novelist

 
Post Title. 08/02/2011
 
I finished my second draft. Now I am looking for typos, glitches and other common literary diseases. Already at chapter 7/12. This is my second last draft, I hope. At this stage I joined an online critique group, authonomy.com and submitted a query letter to query shark, and other similar critique blogs. 
 
Post Title. 08/02/2011
 
nextgenwriters.com is probably the best thing that has happened to me. Well worth checking out if you are under 20.

Here are the courses I am taking tomorrow, which is sadly the last day.
- I want to be published but I am just a kid
- Adding inspiration to your writing
- and of course, the live chat at the end.
Today I took your first five pages and secondary characters that really live, plus the live conference on point of view  Very helpful.