Writing in general has opened my eyes to a new world with infinite possibilities.
The start of my desire to write started back in middle school where I started my first book then after five chapters I burned it. Quite literally too and flames kept me warm in my sorrow of never being able to write anything original.
I started writing again just after high school. Nothing of my own creation just some roleplay style writing. After a while, I realized that although it was fun to explore other people’s worlds I really wanted to explore my own.
So I stopped roleplaying and took a creative writing class at Weber State. I wrote my first chapter for one of my novel ideas called Runic Circle about a witch coven made up of high schoolers. The chapter was chopping and was crammed with great ideas. The reviews I got for it were mixed and I knew it needed a lot of work so I set it aside to work on later when I had more writing knowledge.
For my second assignment and all the ones after, I wrote short stories in the science fiction and urban fantasy genres. Nothing really extraordinary came from it just experimenting with ideas and characters. I did write my first male narrator, Liam, in this bunch and his character was well liked and I really want to use him in the future.
At the end of the creative writing class, we had a poetry section and I found that I had quite a talent with it. I even wrote a song for my novel Runic Circle, but the style of it doesn’t make that of the book. I might re-write it to make it fit better.
Anyways, at the end of the creative writing class, I decided I wanted to learn more about writing and I took another couple english classes at Weber State.
During those classes, I started my second novel idea called Twins/Life/Immortals about an Immortal that wants to die. The first chapter was again really chopping and will eventually be thrown out. I also wrote a second chapter for it and have lots of notes for where I want to go with it. However, Runic Circle had been on the backburner for a while and I really wanted to finish that one before I moved on to this new novel.
When I signed up for my Speculative fiction novel writing class I vowed I would work on only Runic Circle and write four chapters for it. At the moment, I have two chapters finished and I’m in the process of writing a third one.
I guess that gives a good run down of my writing experience. As a few goals I have in mind for the future, I plan to one year participate in National Novel Writing Month and I hope to finish both my novels in the next three years.