I have officially been blogging for one year. It is a fun thing, to look back and review my own accomplishments. When I started out, I wasn’t even sure I wanted to blog. My brother, Izlain was a member of the Newbie Blogger Initiative(which has an event about this time every year) and encouraged me to get blogging. I had recently decided to write full-time, but was very disorganized and uncertain about my goals. My blog helped me focus on the work at hand, and I began writing about writing. It took me a while to figure out a schedule, and even now I sometimes have a hard time sticking to it. But blogging helped me focus on my career, and in December 2014 I released my first book, Tilted Tales. My second book, Fayling, will be releasing this summer, and my third by the end of the year. (read a bit about it on my website.) My blog helped me take myself seriously. I have since created my own website, created a professional Facebook profile, and opened a Twitter account.
But my one-year blogging aniversary reminded me where it all began.
So today is a salute to blogging, and to other bloggers. If you have something to contribute to the world, then I encourage you to blog.
I have been a “writer” as long as I have been able to hold a pen in my hand, and my love of storytelling goes back farther than that. Some of my oldest memories are of chasing my dad around with a book, begging him to sit down a read to me. When nobody had time, I made up stories of my own. My writing has evolved with time and experience, as well as technology. Some people may say you have to earn the title of a writer, but I follow the philosophy (as do many other folks I know) that you are a writer once you commit your individual thoughts to paper (or a screen, as the fancy strikes you). My personal passion lies in fantasy storytelling. I love magic, the unbelievable, and the yet unexplored.
It is my intention to use this blog to talk about fantastical storytelling in all it’s many facets, though I do not promise to stay on topic. From game story lines, to TV series’, to books-including my own foray into novel writing. I will offer advice on creating worlds and characters of your own, and I will share with you any issues and ideas I come across along the path to my novel’s completion.
You may ask, “Lady Ashmo, if you are an aspiring novelist, why would you start a blog?”
What an insightful question, Reader!
My dear brother, Izlain has been a blogger since before it was called blogging. He is a member of a really awesome group called The Newbie Blogger Initiative. This is a group of bloggers that are encouraging other bloggers or bloggers-to-be to, well, blog. BLOG! He knows how much I love writing, and he thought I would be able to contribute to the online community. So here we are, and I have to say, I am thoroughly enjoying it.
Until next time,