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Back from the dead… or wherever it is neglected websites end up.

I have struggled with writing for several years now.  I have novels floating around in my head, as well as a million and one short story ideas, but for the life of me, I couldn’t figure out how to get any of it out on paper.  Until this summer.  This summer, I decided to quit gaming (online games, such as World of Warcraft and Star Wars: The Old Republic) cold turkey — absolutely and completely — and an amazing thing happened.  I discovered I could write!  Apparently, all the energy I was putting into gaming took the same brain power as it takes to write, so by giving up the game playing completely, I freed myself to be able to write.  It was a life-altering revelation, and a welcome one.

July

I wrote over 100k words (about 200 pages in Microsoft Word) in July, 2013, and more in August, September, etc.  In November, I participated in the National Novel Writing Month, where I wrote about 61000 words of my second novel — part two of the series I started in July.  These two books represent the first solid attempt at writing since college… and that was a few years ago.  I’m pleased with my progress, though it seems I’m learning more and more every day, and the more I learn, the less I know.  I look at the writing I did as far back as July, and I see a myriad of errors — things I have learned not to do since then.  It amazes me how much there is in the world of literature.  I have only begun to scratch the surface.

I have been disabled for years, and it has been frustrating not being able to hold a job, or bring in any money except what the government dribbles out for me.  Now, I actually have a chance at being productive again, and the emotional boost it provides is amazing.  I don’t know if I’ll ever sell anything I write — and the reality is, even if I don’t make a penny, I will have done something 100% more productive than playing games — not that all games are bad.  There are great benefits to playing Euchre or Bridge or whatever in social situations.  But games for me?  I’ve determined that because of my propensity for addicting pursuits such as online games, it’s an all-or-nothing proposition.  Right now, I’ll take the nothing and the ability to write, thank you very much.

I may never be an accomplished author, but I’ll never find out if I don’t make the attempt.  This is where I start that process.  With work.  Opus Scribens.

So that’s where I am.  A semi-conscious disabled vet, aspiring novelist, photographer, family chef, and all around great guy.  I hope you get a kick out of my writing exploits, as I intend to walk you through the process of my research and writing.  Perhaps you’ll be entertained by at least some of it.  😉

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