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Why I’m Not an Aspiring Author

Hello out there!

Depending on how  you found this blog you may or may not already know me. I go by Blitz online. I’m twenty five years old and I’m lucky enough to have a job at a fast food place that actually pays above minimum wage. It isn’t the sort of job I want to keep forever, but it’s enough for right now. Most days I’m able to avoid the fantasies about becoming a best selling author and quitting my job to write full time.

I enjoy all aspects of writing. In fact, I still enjoy writing by hand the majority of the time. I think transcribing my rough drafts to my computer at a later date is a great way to do some preliminary editing. These days my rough drafts are written with fountain pens, and I admit that I’m a bit obsessed with them. I enjoy experimenting with different nibs and inks and one day I’d love to find the time to learn a few different handwriting styles.

Even revising and editing can be fun if I’m in the right mood, although I think I enjoy the rush of creating something new a bit more (but isn’t that true for just about everyone?).

I’ve participated in NaNoWriMo every year since 2006, and I’ve won four times. More often than not I participate in the Camp NaNoWriMo events too, although now that they allow lower word count goals for those I’ve taken to lowering my standards a bit.

As I wrote above, sometimes I do find myself fantasizing about being a published author, but if I’m honest with myself it is not something that I’m ready to actively pursue. I still have a lot of practicing to do before I feel like I’m ready to have my own stories for sale right next authors I’ve read myself. I know people have been published much younger than I am now, and maybe some of them aren’t any more talented than I am, but they’re certainly braver than me.

So for now I just write, and I love it. Maybe some day I’ll start to seriously wish to be published, but for now I’m just having fun.

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Posted by on June 15, 2013 in Uncategorized


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