Monday, January 3, 2011

Novelist in Training

Hello out there, everyone!  I'd be willing to bet that there are exactly zero people reading this post right now.  And that's okay.

I'm one of those guys who resists change like the plague, and ends up joining the movement just as it begins to become uncool.  I've been looking at different blogs for a long time now, and I kept telling myself that all they are is a time drain.  This one most likely will be, too.

So, you ask...why am I writing this blog?

Simply put, I'm a novelist in training.  I've spent the past nine years since my college graduating telling people I'm a writer, while the only writing I've done since I left the university was for work or random journal entries.  While writing for these reasons is okay, I have no passion to write reports, and no one will ever read my journal posts.  I'm ready for the big-time, and you'll all be here to watch me, step by step, and I create my first full-length novel.

I've had ideas bouncing through my mind for years, some better than others.  (Some are just horrible.)  I've had mainstream fiction ideas, science fiction ideas, and fantasy ideas.  Unfortunately, I've forgotten 99% of my best ideas, too.  My mind isn't as sharp as it was ten years ago, and I'm afraid it won't be getting any better as I get older.

My desire is to create a fantasy novel that is inspiring, original, and coherent.  Any novel can be one of these things, and a decent novel is at least two of these things, but making a fantasy novel all three requires a serious commitment of time, energy, and elbow grease.  I have finally planted my butt to the chair, so it's type to crack my fingers and fly.

I welcome all support and feedback (positive and negative), as I take my first steps forward toward becoming an accomplished writer.  Please feel free to comment, and don't be afraid to be harsh.  If I can't take criticism here, I certainly can't market a new novel.

Thanks for all the support, and I look forward to bringing you along on my journey!

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