Right now, I’m writing this with the knowledge that probably the only people who will read this are the ones I send a link to and say “LOOK AT WHAT I WROTE”. After that, only the people who are actually my friends will click on the link and look at what I wrote. But I think some of it needs to be said, regardless.
My ultimate goal is to be an author. I want to write books, get them published, have someone buy at least one, the whole shebang. I don’t have to be famous. I don’t have to make a living off of it (though some more money for books would be pretty sweet). I just want to be able to point to a book in a store and say, “Look. I wrote that. And they managed to fit my entire name on the cover.”
So what am I doing to make that happen? I’m writing, when I can. Summer’s been a bit hectic, but I’m finally settled into my new apartment for the year. So writing is about to move up in priority, especially as I start my new job (AT A BOOKSTORE WOO). I want to chronicle that writing here. I don’t mean posting chapters along the way, although excerpts would be fun, but more of sharing my journey. I’m not the only one trying to accomplish something, and it’s nice to be able to share that with someone. And, for all my friends who ask when they can read my novel, maybe I can just point them here to this website instead.
I’m also reading. A lot. Being a literature major was a lot of fun, and reading books is a lot of fun, but I do admit that it doesn’t mean much unless you do something with it. I’m not necessarily talking about writing a paper on every book I write, or analyzing complex themes of books, but I want to take something away from the books I read, to use it in my own writing. Learn from everything, right? So this is another place I can chronicle that. Plus, talking about books with other people and sharing that experience is one of my favorite things.
And this website… I don’t know yet what I want to do. I don’t know many people who set out with a perfectly clear vision of what they’re trying to do when they create a blog. So I’ll probably mess around a bit. Write about different things. I’ve been trying to do this for years and it’s never really taken off, so I’m trying to make it work. I just need to sit down and write, and the editing and rearranging can happen later. After I get some of those posts up, though, one of the first things that needs to happen is a site redesign. Even I get bored looking at my black and white plain website!