I have recently made a tremendous, life-changing decision. I want to be a writer.
Now you might think that this is something that wouldn’t just pop into one’s head. The truth of the matter is that I have always loved writing and always had a couple little storylines running through my head at all times. As my attitude towards my current profession (the “exciting” world of bookkeeping and accounting) starts to wane, I know that I need to take some proactive steps to find ways to do what I love for a living.
So here are my proactive steps:
- I looked around and found a wonderful critique group. So far there are only three of us, but these ladies are here to give me support and a good swift kick in the butt should I need it.
- On a recommendation from said wonderful ladies, I am working my way through John Truby’s “The Anatomy of a Story.” I cannot say enough about this book. It is one of the best tools that I have ever seen for a writer trying to perfect their craft. Simply marvelous.
- I am setting the goal to work on my writing for at least one hour per day. I know to the more seasoned writing hands out there, this doesn’t seem like much. I agree. I wish I could do more, but with a full-time day job, a husband, and two kids, finding nice, quiet writing time is not the easiest thing. An hour a day is a manageable goal that I think I should be able to achieve – and anything over that hour each day is just icing on the cake.
Now that you know that I want to write, you probably want to know a little about what I’m writing. I write mostly fantasy – I say “mostly” because I have been known to dabble a little bit in regular, mainstream fiction, but I always seem to come back to fantasy. It’s what I love to read, love to loose myself in . . . I guess you could say that it’s where my literary heart is.
So that’s me. Welcome to my little corner of the Internet!