My Writing

I've been writing about anything and everything ever since discovering words. When I was really young, I decided to chronicle my adventures a la Laura Ingalls Wilder, but I quickly discovered that it helps to actually have an interesting life. Since that time, I've done my best to have as interesting a life as possible so that I would have things to write about. This doesn't always make for a lot of stability, but there are tradeoffs in everything.

Because I was having trouble finishing writing projects, I signed up for NaNoWriMo in 2001, when the site was still pretty young, and finished a 50,000+ word novel. I did it again in 2004. While I don't think either one was terrible, and while I created my own characters and situations and didn't just add filler material to make up the word count, I haven't felt tremendously inclined to go back and polish either one of them and try to sell them.

I am, however, working on an urban fantasy novel. I originally conceived of the characters and basic setting when I was in a role playing group back in my 20's, and then, more recently, I recreated them in another role playing game online. The latter was short-lived, but when I attended a writing workshop around the same time, I submitted for consideration the short background vignette I'd written for my main character. While agreeing that the story was not a true short, the group was very encouraging about the character and setting, and so I have been slowly writing the first story in the series. It's taking me forever because I have a million other things to do, but I'm enjoying it and I do hope that eventually I can get it published. I recently formed a writing group called Mighty Pens with the hope that I and the other members can polish our writing.

That's my big writing project. In addition to that, I do some blogging, and some writing for work when it's called for. My blogs are linked over on the left. I've also been known to write fan fiction or short stories now and then for relaxation.

In 2011, I decided to commit to writing 1,000 words a day, either on my book or in one of my public blogs (linked on the left). So far I've been pretty good with it.