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The stories I'm creating

O.k., here are the two stories I'm working on currently:

1) loosely based on part my mom's life, her early twenties, when she was cited as being an unfit mother, to her first child [my half sister].

2) an all-work-of -fiction,a young 20-something gal goes into a coma, due to an accident, but lives her whole life while in a coma.

So far, I've got the major characters' bios, done & 1/4 of the minor ones written, & a few scenes of each story "hashed abit".

I have a question to any one who reads my blog and has more experience with blogging than I, and who has written [& published?] their own works of fiction: how much do I reveal of my stories? I would appeciate all comments.

I'm writing a book

On Looking at her hurts a bit

I started writing a book yesterday. This is a big deal for me. I've always loved to write and I do a lot of writing actually (fanfiction though I'm sure not many of you know what it is). I'm quite loved and people ask me often enough to write things for them. That's awesome of course.

But the thing is, I'm not used to writing in my own language which is Dutch. I'm also not used to starting a story from the beginning. Usually you can just lay out the entire life of a character and it's like I just grab one random moment from their timeline. There's no explanations or much character history. Readers already know who I'm gonna write about so there's no use in that. They know the character just as well as I do.

So.. well I"m 1000 words in now which is nothing I know, but it's a start. Every story has to start somewhere, right? I don't know if I'll actually finish it and I also have no clue if I'll ever be good enough to really publish something. For now though, I think writing is just a way for me to express myself. Of course I really want to finish this book but I can't force something magical to happen.

They say that a writer is the sum of their experiences and even though I've had some, I'm still young and I haven't seen as much of the world as I want to. I haven't reached rock bottom and I haven't really been in love with someone (and them loving me back). I still have so many more experiences ahead of me.

Rant over.

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