Saturday, 11 May 2013
The First of Many...
I guess it seems apt to start my debut post with a bit of a 'hello' really. So...Hi!
My name is Chris and for want of more mellifluous phrasing, I want to write. All the time. Not just blogging here, although I can already see how addictive it may become. But, I want to write professionally. I'm not tied down to a specific format at the moment, but in my current mental climate, I want to write books.
It is something that has fascinated me for as long as I can remember, really. Why books? I don't know really. I think it's the discipline which entices me, at least on the surface. Anyone can write a script or poem that you would struggle to stretch over a few thin sheets of A4, but how many people have the concentration to write a detailed novel. Well...according to the millions of published authors around the world, apparently quite a few do but I want to be one of them. And believe it or not I've done the hard bit.
My blogging journey begins at a crossroad (or T-junction) in my life. I am 23 years old and if you cannot tell (and there would be no reason to, just by the tone of this blog) I am male. 23 seems a decent age to begin my writing career. I am old enough to hopefully be taken seriously, but young enough to recover from the inevitable knock-backs I'm going to receive. Writing is a tough game and if I want to last in it, I'm going to have to toughen up a bit.
So we move on to what I want to write. I have recently finished my debut novel, which I am tentatively calling 'Finding Emma'. Yes I realise there was a popular children's film called 'Finding Nemo' but surely there is enough within the plots to distinguish the two? Seeing as no one has read it yet I'll answer for you...yes there is!
Over the next few weeks (and possible months) I am going to take the steps needed to prepare this manuscript for its unveiling on the Kindle Store. I say 'unveiling' which seems to imply people are waiting to read it. As of now they are not, but fingers crossed that will soon change.
Expect to hear more from me...Chris
PS - I envisage building a friendly environment online here to discuss the book and other things with like-minded individuals. I want blogging to be a fun experience and welcome any feedback as I provide details and segments of the book. However...I am well aware of how some people like to knock and sneer at other people for no reason except that it makes them feel big or important somehow. Please don't waste my time doing it here. I fully understand that these sorts of people are usually compensating for a lack of some sort of phallic prowess but (in the nicest possible way) just DO ONE! (I realise that if I want to be an author I should probably come up with a better way of insulting someone. I'll get back to you on that!)