I cut my writing teeth on what’s known as “fan fiction” – taking pre-existing worlds and characters, and creating my own personal universe of stories from that. It began with “Star Wars” (I think; at least, that’s my earliest memory of writing anything longer than a paragraph), and it’s continued to this day.
I still write fan fiction for those series and stories I enjoy (the videogame Persona 4 and “Doctor Who” are two of my favorite fandoms of the last five years, and for which I’ve done some of my better writing), but I’m also working on a lot of original fiction, these days. I blame the pseudo-contest National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) for that.
I’ve participated in NaNoWriMo for several years, and, each year, I’ve given fleeting thought to growing my novella project into a real, honest-to-God novel. In 2011, my project Fearless called to me so strongly that I had to see if I could make a go of it as a real author, of my own (published!) original work.
About this blog:
This blog is about my writing: for the novel, but for other aspects of it, too. These aren’t meant to be articles, just my personal observations and ramblings. Regardless, I hope you enjoy!
I try to update with regularity, since I work best using deadlines and specific topics. Most of the time, I’ll keep to the following schedule:
Wednesdays: Process posts: my personal insights about writing, characterization, voice, and more.
Saturdays: Short fiction posts, usually inspired by or in answer to one of the writing prompts I follow (links and info will be in each post, as appropriate).
Of course, just because I try to keep to a schedule does not mean you won’t occasionally see a blank week in my calendar…or a random off-day post from me.
I do pay attention to all feedback I get, and I try my best to answer in a timely fashion. We’ve all got our own schedules to keep, though, so if I take a few days to get back to you, please don’t be offended.