It's been a while since I logged in... Have had a lot of shit on my mind. Good news though is that I finally published my first novel! Bad news is I have no life.
It's been a while. There've been many changes, including two publishings, a contest win, and another in-progress! Thanks to the support and motivation on here!
Being back in classes is great, though it really sucks time away for writing I'll get back in my groove once the pace settles down.
I love how as my interests, personality, likes, dislikes, and world change as I age and learn I have always had a passion and desire for writing. That is one thing about me that's always been the same.
I look back at my writing, and I can see how much I've progressed. I never imagined having anyone ever read my work, and now I have people in my life who demand to read whatever I have ready for them. It's exciting and mind-boggling to think how not even two years ago I never expected to be here now. As I work towards publishing my first book in print I find it rather surreal; having people supporting me in that goal is even more so.
I'm trying to stay active on my writing blog; I just get discouraged by the lack of readers. Bleh, that's the hard part of crawling out from under my rock of existence...
I wrote the first draft to six chapters of my current Work-In-Progrss... feel satisfied. Maybe I can submit my manuscript this year after all! Thank god my girlfriend keeps me on the ball about these things; nothing would ever get done if she didn't motivate me to do it (and not getting my cuddle-time is very motivating! frown ).
Updated my writing blog: AltSnippets. I need to work on that more, but I've been so busy, I've let it side. Naughty me.
Okay, I think I finally have all my finished work added now... or at least, the work I still know where it is. I don't keep my poetry as well organized, as it's not an area I often delve into. As where a certain story I'm working on is, or a project I'm designing and I can point you to it within seconds. Where that one certain poem is? Yeah, gimme a couple days and I'll get it to you. I should do something about that, eh?
Maybe I might try making something new. I don't know if I can pop out a poem, I have to be in the right mindset for those, but I'm sure I could easily make a fictional piece...
Couldn't find "Lighter," I'm quite sad. I rather liked that one, wrote it at a staff meeting...
On another note, I start my new job tomorrow. Yay!
I'm doing something I've never thought of doing before. I'm reading some of my work over an open mic night at a local cafe in my city. "Watching" will be presented there, as it seems to be my most liked piece, but I might touch on some other ones, if I can get "Lighter" back from Rita, my old coworker...
I don't fancy myself a poet, I originally started writing them for a coworker of mine who seemed to get a kick out of them. Soon, other coworkers wanted some... and even though my 'best' ones are no longer obtainable, I still have these few. I prefer writing fiction over poetry though, as I can play with it much more personally. 'Sides, all my poems are morbidly depressing. Rather amusing, but it makes people think it's a "reflection of my soul" when it's more along the lines of "what my brain decided to pop out randomly today."
Adding all my older pieces. My poetry isn't made for the kids, apparently x_X