My First Blog Post

Posted: 02/02/2012 in Writing

So as the title suggests, this is my first blog post ever. I really don’t enjoy just writing like I’m talking to an audience, which is pretty much the exact purpose of a blog, so I don’t know exactly how to do it well I guess, but I’ll try. For me I much more enjoy creative writing, and making up dark stories. I grew up on Stephen King, Dean Koontz, and John Saul, all writers who write about weird stuff. Dean Koontz is a little more supernatural and out of the ordinary than Saul or Stephen King, but Saul and King both write much darker stuff that isn’t everyone’s cup of tea. Just to reinforce the fact that I really don’t know what I’m doing, I’m already at the point where I’m completely running out of things to say. I started writing a very short novel back in high school, during my senior year. My teacher, who was very bookish and intelligent, had us all keep a daily writing ┬ájournal, and as I said, I don’t like writing about myself, or mundane every day things, and so I used my daily writing ┬ájournal to create a continuous short story. I only got about four or five chapters into it before the class ended. She often didn’t give us time to write in it every day, although it was called a daily journal. When she did give us time to write in it, it was only for about 10 to 15 minutes. I originally had plans to enter the short novel (if it ever got finished and I liked it enough) into my school’s writer’s journal, Wheelbug. But I never got enough time in class to finish the thing, and just barely scratched the surface of what I wanted to get into. What I had so far was basically just the story of a female assassin in an undecided time period. I didn’t get much further than her going through a city and down underground into a hidden hideout-type place where she got her jobs from. Although the time period was undecided, I really like the idea of more classic assassins, who have to get up close and personal with their targets before taking them down with knives or daggers, or possibly even poisoning them, so I did know I wanted it to be in the past. At the time I was playing a lot of Assassin’s Creed II, so I guess that’s what inspired me to start a story about that. Most of the time my creative writing is inspired by my gaming. I’m a gamer at heart, and although I do like writing, I like playing video games too much, and would rather be doing that instead of writing. I have thought about being an author in the past though, along with being a Spanish Teacher. I feel like teaching and writing would be two good careers to go hand in hand, because of the characters you could pull out of students.