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.