To be honest, I’ve never had a blog before and never desired starting one. I don’t know why, but I just can’t get into them- be it writing my own or reading another. So I have no clue how to even start. An introduction with my bio, etc. seems too formal, but I’m sure it would be a little disconcerting for y’all if I just jumped right in.
I do know that I want this blog to be drowned in literature, philosophy and metaphysical theory: some kind of melting pot of them all. Like a metaliterosophy soup 🙂
You’re probably curious why I’m starting a blog despite my aversion to them. The main reason is that I’m trying to jump-start my writing career; so getting a following is kind of essential. I also like to force myself to do things I don’t like in the hopes that one magical day I’ll come to the conclusion that I love doing said activity. I tried that with yoga once… it, um, didn’t go too well.
But I’m mostly doing this for that whole career thing. I’ve been writing fiction- books mostly- since I was ten years old. I know it was kind of an odd thing for a ten-year-old kid to be doing with her spare time. Even stranger: I wrote historical fiction. Clearly I was a nerd.
I had to take a break from it during high school and college. There was a great creative writing class squeezed in somewhere during my sophomore year of college, but other than that my pen ran dry.
Since graduating, though, I’ve come to a bit of a personal renaissance. The current economy doesn’t favor English B.A.’s, so I was forced into entry-level jobs while trying to figure out what the hell I was supposed to do with life. After a brief affair with the notion that grad school for psychology would lead me to a career as a famous sex therapist, I went on to attempt becoming an intuitive career coach, an English as a second language teacher and a freelance journalist. After being laid off from the journalism stint, I went a little crazy and began to write, and write, and write. Six months and 106,000 words later, I had a novel.
People like to say that the actual act of writing a book is the hard part. That sticking to it can be nearly impossible. That’s a load of crap.
Those of us who have gone through it all know the real challenge. Getting it published. And so here I am, doing anything and everything to put my name out there. Which means I must blog. And if blogging will make me more desirable to agents, then I damn well will do it.
So, yeah, welcome to my page : ) I promise it will be filled with weird, mind-bending and sometimes terrifying stories, poems and blurbs. And please feel free to comment with your own, I love sharing words and ideas.
2 responses to “Metaliterosophy Soup”
Any post that includes the word “metaliterosophy” in the title is bound to be awesome no matter how you cut it. Good luck with your new blog. I’m a new follower.
Aww thank you! I’m honored you’re following me 🙂