Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Small Beginnings

When I started out seriously writing, back in the sixth grade, I was satisfied to work a little on one story at a time, writing until the inspiration drained and then moving onto the next big idea. A meager existence! In the years since then I've dedicated myself to never give up on a story, even if the inspiration has seemed to have been drained. Never give up on a good idea.

Problem is, now I find myself facing a mountain of stories! Ideas with a beginning but no end, an end but no middle, or a middle but no beginning. I've tried to tackle the mountain as a whole, and all that has proven to accomplish is getting myself buried in an avalanche of notebooks and journals and loose-leaf pages of scribbles and doodles. Digging one's self out of such an avalanche is not a pleasant experience, my friend. Not in the least.

So now you know my predicament, I propose a solution. I currently stand at the open mouth of twenty stories, each ready to devour me with their unique character perspectives and individual personalities. With this blog I will tackle each story individually, documenting the progress and the failures and the general stand-stills that each author faces. It will be a long journey, but well worth the efforts at it's end. I do hope you'll join me on this trek, and I look forward to rediscovering my passion for the written word with each and every one of you.

Onward, Ho!