I’m a writer. I have been a writer my whole life, but I’ve never written anything. I mean to say, I’ve never published anything, or had anything published, or however the correct way to say it is.
I’m hoping to change all of that soon. I’ve started taking a writing class. One of the first suggestions was to start a blog where I can just write and write and write. So that’s what I’ve done.
I think I want to write short stories. I’m not sure that many people have that aspiration, but I know I don’t have the patience to write a novel (I’ve actually tried that on more than one occasion). I have the idea, but stretching it out into 80,000 words or something is just not doable for me. I lose the thread of the characters or I try to put too many characters in and I just get tired of it.
That may be the same reason why I only like to crochet small projects… I need to change often, so I can’t get stuck doing the same thing for too long or I can’t stand it anymore.
So… Short stories… I’ve written these my whole life. I remember as a kid, probably around 3rd or 4th grade, that I would ask my mother to give me the title of a story, and then I would write about it. I didn’t care what it was at all. Part of the excitement was to make up the rest of the story around whatever title she gave me. I wish I had some of these, as I’m sure they were pure 8-year old genius!! 🙂
Anyway… I’ve written a couple of really short pieces as an adult, and I’ll be sharing those as we go along here, but I’m also going to be sharing my new stuff that I’m writing. And some of the exercises from my online class. So feel free to let me know what you think.
I’ll be starting an online group of “critics” also, so if you want to be added to read my stories and give me advice/criticism about them, then I’d be happy to add you. Or you can just comment here on the ones I share and let me know what you think.
My daughter is reading a series of books written in poetry form, but all revolving around the same story. All the poems together tell the story of the novel. I’m thinking about maybe doing that. Like a series of short stories revolving around the same people or the same themes. Then putting them all together in a book. I’ll see as I go along, and I’ll also be submitting the stories to magazines for publication.
So… because I’m a writer, I’m now also a blogger! And I’m very glad you joined me on this journey of mine!
Welcome to my world… it’s pretty great around here!!