Monday, July 6, 2015

Good Morning World!

Another day, another dollar, another holiday break done.  This morning it is raining and I have to go back to work.  This post won't be particularly focused or nerdy.  I just need to get some wheels turning and let you (whoever is out there) know that I am officially taking a big step.  I am writing a novel.

I don't know how many details I will share on here, but this blog may become a dumping grounds for warm ups and journaling every-so-often.  I've let my anxiety get in the way a few times lately and prevent me from writing.  It's so strange when something you were once so passionate about becomes a major source of stress.  But I see it as that I have two options: 1. Move on from writing and be okay with it.  OR 2. Get over my pressure to be perfect and just have fun.

Too bad having fun is not something I naturally do.

Let's get back to happy things.  I have started writing a book.  The funny thing is that the idea from the story did come from a nerdy origin.  I have been watching a lot of Markiplier lately and I'm particularly fond of his RPG horror let's plays.  He mentioned a RPG maker that many of the games were created on.  Turns out my husband had got a free version of RPG maker in a humble bundle a while back.  I've played with it a few times and created a little beach map.  I started thinking of a story to take place on that beach and the story that resulted was very interesting.  In fact, it was so interesting I decided it be best placed into a book.  So here we are!  I have the basic idea for the story (it's a scary one) and I have the first few pages written.  The biggest challenge is starting and stopping.  I haven't attempted a novel sized story in many years, so I'm still getting my flow back.  I am finding it so inspiring to talk about writing right now.  Maybe I will create a section of this blog where I talk about writing.  Would anyone like that?

Then again, I'm not sure if anyone is reading this anymore.  But at least I still have my void.

More writing updates to come!