At long last, a writing blog!
Seems like it has taken me forever to finally set myself up with one of these. Speaking of which, I’d like to thank a couple people for the proverbial kick in the pants. One would be the too-charming-for-his-own-good Roger Jackson, and the other would be WalkingCasino, an entity in a league of his own.
You have helped me make the decision to unleash my blight upon the literary world, gentlemen. Well, at least via blog. The idea for novels and short stories came from my fevered mind ages ago.
So, I figured I should make my first post a little about myself to make this an easier process for online stalkers.
Writing is a passion I’ve had for as long as I can remember. As a child, it was determined that I had a wild imagination, and once I started going to school, a knack with words. I fell in love with books at an early age, and later on, movies. B and horror movies to be exact. And if by some unholy matrimony the two joined forces then I was in heaven.
Sure, I grew up watching X-Men, Batman, Spiderman, The Tick, and various anime, but the horror movies always stuck out for me the most. Maybe because my mother felt inclined to show me The Exorcist in Grade 3. (She, ah, found it amusing.)
Since then I’ve been immersed in the spiritual, supernatural, and fantastical. Horror and urban fantasy are genres I love to write. Epic battles between good and evil out on the streets does it for me. I adore the feeling of larger than life scenarios becoming tangible, embedding themselves in our reality. Mix esoteric grittiness into a world ever-changing with technology and you get a combination that gets my brain going.
On that subject, I have been working on a YA urban fantasy novel for the last two years. At this point I am a few chapters away from finishing the first draft. I also have horror short stories on the go at all times. Some are completed and some are works in progress. I am currently unpublished; however, my goal is to change that in the near future.
And this gets me to the point of my blog. This is to share my writing journey. Not only will it feature my updates on my projects, but also information on the writing and publishing process.
I want to stay driven, focused, and determined when it comes to my writing goals. Besides my personal WIPs, I’m juggling a full time job, articles for the work newsletter, facilitating my writer’s group weekly meetings, and training to become an Amazon. So, I hope this will be a great way to keep me motivated and constantly learning about my craft. Not only that, but I’d love to network and get to know anyone who visits my blog!