I’ve blogged many times before. In fact, one of my old haunts in college was livejournal. Mostly, that blog was to rant, ramble, and entertain. I’m sure I’ll do some of that on here, but the main purpose for this blog is to keep me on task on my quest to completing a novel (or two…or three).
My writing “career” began in third grade when I wrote science fiction stories about my two cats – Zoot and Adventure Cat. The stories had my cats as captains of a spaceship fighting off evil dogs. I was heavily influenced by Star Trek at the time. From there, I took stabs at writing fake tabloids involving classmates (that had an abrupt end though when my teacher found an issue), comic books, and short stories. I never really tried anything long form until one cold November when I succeeded in completing a NaNoWriMo novel, and just like most NaNoWriMo novels, it was complete garbage. It was called Gutbuster, and it was about a fat guy who lived in his parent’s basement and watched B-movies and played video games all day. It wasn’t the most interesting novel in the world, but it at least showed me that I could write a first draft. After that, I tried my hand at short stories and even won an honorable mention for one of them.
Now, I realize I probably won’t find any sort of fame as an author, but I’m sick of not giving it the old college try. So, here I am, trying.
I even gave up Facebook because it took away a lot of my writing time. My last day on Facebook was April 10th. The funny (pathetic) thing about it is that it’s now May and I’m finally working on my writing. This blog will hold me accountable (and keep my Facebook friends who miss me entertained).
And, in case you’re interested, I currently have two projects romping around in my hopper – a horror novel (involving zombies), and a YA trilogy (because everyone is writing them these days, right).
Alright, back to writing.