Perfectionism

Normally I would not consider myself to be a perfectionist. Most of the time I consider close enough to be good enough for my life. I let enough things stress me out in my life, and I count myself lucky that I don’t need everything to be just so before I can move on to the next task.

That said, I’ve hit a bit of a road block in terms of my writing. I consider myself to be a veteran of the NaNoWriMo scene. I’m very good at creating very speedy, very, very rough drafts in November. If I somehow fire up my motivation I can do it other times in the year as well. I even have experience with rewriting and revision. All of this should bode well for me creating at least passably decent writing to post on this blog.

So far it has not translated into actually producing any content I am comfortable with sharing here.

If I am not mistaken, I believe I have found my perfectionist hang up. I want to post the best work possible here for any potential readers here, and I think that is causing me to over analyze and nitpick my work.

Rest assured, I am working on getting over my own insecurities. Hopefully I will be ready to post some fiction content soon.

Until then take this post to mean that I have not abandoned this blog, and I still intend to post my writing here.

My Current Project

My current project was my novel for NaNoWriMo 2014. I barely hit the 50,000 words to win the challenge, and my draft is in serious need of some TLC. At 50,000 words I had not even reached the end of the story.

For this novel I will be doing multi-step process to get my chapters ready to post here. The first half (or two-thirds, or whatever it will end up being by the end) needs to be revised and cleaned up before it can be posted here. While I am doing this I will also be continuing the story to its conclusion. I’ve never attempted this sort of thing before so I do not know how well this method will work for me.

Even after writing this novel in a rapid way in November I am still enthusiastic about it, so I feel it is my best bet for trying a whole new way of creating and revising my work. As this is a completely untested method for me I can not say for sure how often I will have a completed chapter to post, but to start I am aiming to post one or two chapters a month.


Here’s a bit more information about the plot of my novel:

The Dreams

Rina is not your typical college student. She is focused on her studies to the point that her best friend has taken it upon herself to make sure she at least has a little fun.

Overall her life is pretty ordinary until she starts to have oddly vivid dreams that don’t fade away once she is awake. In her dreams she lives the life of a kitsune named Yuzuki whose life is thrown into turmoil when her mother starts hinting that she needs to leave their family home.

As Yuzuki throws her lot in with Souma, another young kitsune looking to head out on his own, Rina starts to find herself more and more caught up in her dreams. Her obsession continues to grow and threatens to overtake her waking life until disaster strikes and forces her to wake up.

The Dreams is probably the closest I’ve ever come to writing a real romance story. As you can tell from my summary romance isn’t exactly my primary focus, but it does end up playing a big role in the story. The story is full of tragedy, but I try to keep a hopeful tone.

I’m sure I’m not doing the story justice with my feeble attempts to explain the plot without giving too much away. It’s an awful cliché, but you’ll have to read it to understand what it is really all about. Hopefully I haven’t scared away any potential readers with my babbling.

Stick around. I’ll get around to posting actual writing in the near future.

Hello There! a.k.a. What’s This?

Hello! Since you are reading this I just want to thank you for taking the time to check out my little corner of the web. It means a lot to me and I hope you enjoy your stay.

There isn’t any content available yet so I suppose you will just have to take my word for it in regards to what I am planning to do with this space. I’m a writer, and I’ve decided I’ve waited long enough to put my stories out there. This will be the place I post my novels and short stories.

Short stories will probably be posted in one or two installments. Novels will be posted chapter by chapter as I complete them. As of right now my plan is to work on whatever strikes my fancy at the moment, but I would appreciate feedback on my posting schedule, so if it seems like there’s too many different projects going at once I can try to put a few things on hold.

I primarily write fantasy stories of a variety of sub-genres. If that sounds like something that might interest you, stick around.