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!