I’ve been writing as long as I can remember. All throughout my school years I used to daydream during swim practice, write stories in my notebooks and in my TI-83 calculator. In middle school I had 30,000 words of a superhero novel written on our family computer–at least until it crashed and I had to rewrite it.
Never stopped writing–couldn’t stop. I don’t swim as much anymore, but I still daydream and write. I did switch the TI-83 calculator out for a laptop; it’s much easier to type on a full keyboard.
I originally tried blogging and publishing back in 2012, nearly ten years ago. Back then I was an aspiring author and I thought I was ready to hit the ‘publish’ button, and I ultimately did. I had a novella that I had deluded myself into selling as a novel. It needed more work than I could have realized at the time. Friends and family bought a few copies. I wish I had understood then just how much I had to learn. I kept writing, but abandoned my blog and ideas of publishing.
Failure is a great teacher because it forces you to keep trying and to keep learning.
So, here I am, reviving my blog and my writing website.
Why revive it? Why now? I’ve written a dozen drafts of different stories and revised some of them. I’ve spent my spare time learning storycraft and analyzing what makes other stories work. I’m a little older, a lot wiser, and well, I’ve turned a corner: I’m ready to give it all another go.
So what’s the purpose of this blog? It has 3 main goals:
- Help fellow writers and authors with writing advice, publishing advice, and inspiration.
- Share other things that interest me, such as science, gaming, and fitness.
- Keep readers up to date with my new releases.
Most of my blog is going to be dedicated to helping fellow authors. Writing is hard, lonely work, but it shouldn’t be attempted in a vacuum. Hopefully any readers that wander by will find something here for them too.
Stay tuned. I’ll have a new blog post each month.