Well, here it goes…I’m taking the leap. That first step into the unknown lands of the online universe.
Be honest and be yourself, is what everyone says when writing a blog. So, I’ll endeavor to do both.
To start…if I’m being honest, I’m terrified as I write this post. Personally, I am fairly private. I’ve always been one of those people that shied away—or cowered, really—from social media, or blogging, or doing anything that would put myself out there on the internet, for the world to see, to know.
But when I made the decision to start self-publishing my stories (which is terrifying in itself), I knew I’d need to get over my fear…my fear of tumbling blindly into the great big void, with no idea of who or what’s on the other side. Because the thing is, I have stories that I want to share; stories that feel unborn if they are not able to fly off into the breeze, into the hands of another. To live. To breathe. To affect, even if only in the smallest way. Keeping the characters—I create and adore—locked in a folder on my computer, somehow feels like a prison. I’m not sure if that’s weird.
Anyway, at the moment, most of my stories are shorts and novelettes. I have a couple novels and novellas in the works, but I am a fairly slow writer and those will take a bit of time to finish. In the meantime, I wanted to start sharing my shorter works as I finish them. They are dear stories to me, and I feel proud to send them off.
Just please keep in mind, I am new as an author. My work, with your help and feedback, should strive to evolve and develop over time. Of course, in my mind, it’ll never be good enough, but what are you going to do? Give up? Not.