I am not sure if I can use the word “aspiring” anymore. I have completed and self published one Novel and one 2500 word short story. I guess I could say I am now an author. Now at the age of 31 I have finally found something that I truely enjoy doing that is just for me, and my readers of course. I still work a full time day job, which I also enjoy.
I found writing to be a way to pass time and vent emotions. While in high school I wrote a couple of very short stories and upwards of 100 poems. I didn’t really think of writting as a hobby or something I could do to make money until recently. Scatch that, I had thought and hoped that it could be, but never commited myself to it fully. I spent years playing video games, reading books, watching documentarie, yet I sepnt very little time writting.
In late 2009 I started working on some outlines and some characters. in the summer of 2010 I sat down to write “Return of the Queen”. I had the first draft done in three months. It was the editing and rereading that took the longest. Just 13 months after I wrote the first chapters of the book it was done. Not long after that I started working on book 2 of the Auryona series. This was a part time project as I tried to decide between Book 2 or begining the BiosSphere series. Only days after I decided to concentrate on Book 2 primarily, a friend reminded me about NaNoWriMo. To me this sounded like an adventure in writing and mental chaos. It was! I fell short of the 50,000 word goal, however I started with nothing. At 12:05 am on November 1st I wrote the first line of an entirely new story, UnderCity.
I plan to complete UnderCity soon. Once it is complete I will move on to a story that has crept up on me and refuses to be quiet.
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Happy reading – Do what you enjoy doing and enjoy what you do.