When I started blogging a few months ago, my true reason was to have motivation in doing that Insanity workout. I figured if I posted something about it, and accumulated readers, I’d be motivated to actually see the whole two months through. And I almost did, but, man, month two was a doozy. But I’m still striving to stay healthy from doing that full first month. So mission mostly accomplished there!
I didn’t think to use this blog to publicize my writing until one day, as I was writing my story after making an Insanity inspired post, I thought, “Hey, maybe I could post my story and poems on this site, and maybe I’ll find other writers and be motivated to finish this story.” While I was in my senior year of high school (back about 4 years now, maybe) I gave myself this mission to write a story that I was going to actually finish. Here I am, 4 years later, finally trying to accomplish that. But before putting my writing on here, I asked a very close friend of mine who, before he got married, read all of my poems with an unbiased attitude and a very open mind. So I asked him about putting my story on here. He immediately reminded me that I already had a Fictionpress account and that’s where the stories should go, but I’m a big girl and could do what I want. It’s my story, anyway.
Now Fictionpress is great and all, but just like on any website, you can go unnoticed for a long time on there. And when you are noticed, the most I get in comments is, “This is great” or “I love it” or “Keep it up” or my personal favorite, “How awesome!” Which these are all encouraging and good in their own way, but I really wanted other writers who not only could sit there and say, “Good going, Ivie,” but could also openly tell me writer to writer, “Hey, this needs some work, how about trying…” Granted on Fictionpress you get that sometimes, but most people will praise you and follow you and go. Not only that, but I wanted to also be able to post my thoughts on different things, and update everyone on what was going on when I didn’t post a chapter and without having put up an author’s note with a chapter, cause really, that seems to take away from the story.
My story, is very special to me. And I don’t want to be able to delete this and forget it like you can on Fictionpress. Here I am doing this. I haven’t been as active as I would’ve like to be on here before, but life happens, and sometimes my life doesn’t happen in front of a screen for more than once a week. But I plan on changing that, because the only way to make blogging (or posting something for that matter) to work is to be consistent. Which is a hardship for me. Can’t you tell?
My real reason for it, is to create my very own universe, that someone will be whisked away in and in a sense become a part of . Have you ever read a book, watched a TV show or movie, or played a video game where you just instantly felt part of that world. I had that feeling when a friend brought over the first Kingdom Hearts game. As I played, I felt like I was more than just the controller of Sora. I felt like I was in that world, I knew the characters, I felt for them, I even hoped they’d make it through all this in one piece. And that’s what I want to do. Write a world where you can feel for the characters, hope they make it, and feel like you actually know them.
But sadly, I feel my words aren’t quite there yet. So I figure, why not practice and write on here as much as possible, and even try to bring you into this world of mine. Cause all I want is someone to read what I write, and feel enjoyment, love, dislike, hurt, comfort, anything. I just want you to read it, and feel like you were somewhere else, even if it was just for a minute.
Here’s to making 2013 my year of writing, and becoming better.