I have two projects I’m currently working on, let’s talk about them.
As many of you know, I’m a blogger and an aspiring fiction writer. I love to write fiction because I am in love with fictional characters and worlds. It’s mostly what I read, and I don’t deny it – I love the escape, worlds that people create, and characters that come alive. I put stories about my life in my fiction so I guess you can say that it is personal. I didn’t often see stories with characters like me when I was growing up. I can bring my experiences and ideas to stories so that more readers understand and relate to characters that are more diverse.
I can’t get into the details of my current fiction project because it is in the outline stage, but I am working on the first draft of my blog book. What? A blog book? Tell me more! So, some people have given me the idea that I could turn my blog into a book. Over the past 4 years of my blog, I’ve written 48,598 words or about 194 double-spaced pages.
This blog book is probably the most personal I am going to get as far as writing goes. This blog is my life over the past 7 years – a lot has and hasn’t happened over those years. I hope to finish the first draft by July or August and I want to get beta readers fast. I realize that this is an ambitious plan. But, what else to do during polar vortex and Covid? I have pretty much been sheltering in place for almost a year and it still looks like months before I’ll be eligible for a vaccine. Until then, staying safe at home, writing, listening to music, watching late-night comedians, and missing people.
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