Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Where to Begin

As an aspiring writer, I am faced with a strange problem; I have no idea where to start. Back in high school I read On Writing by Stephen King, and it gave a few ideas, but this is a very strange career path. In almost every other avenue of work, other than the creative fields, you have a clear pathway to success. Writing on the other hand, just seems like a trial and error business, where you just try to get enough stories in print that someone might recognize your name.

My reasons for wanting to be a writer are numerous, and the biggest is of course because I like to write. I could see myself doing it for the rest of my life, crafting a syndicate of lies into believable and entertaining stories.

Maybe it sounds a little odd, but I also want to be a part of that ultra selective club. The type that can say they contributed art to the world in the form of prose. I want to be able to say that I added to the shelves of book stores around the world and that I contributed something fresh and exciting to the literary collective.

Perhaps my goals are lofty, and I shouldn’t lose sight of where I am at now, but I have to start somewhere. This blog, the short story publications, my eventual book, it all is just a beginning for what I hope will be an illustrious and long career; one where my imagination is allowed to be free and not slowly choked out by the office lifestyle.

1 comment:

  1. "Like."

    This is the most elegant of your posts so far... seems simple but it captures your adience's attention without making them feel like they are being hit in the back of the head with a blunt axe... lol.

    Anyways, remember this voice, it is reflective and personal, among other things. It feels more engaging.

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