Purpose of this blog

I have wanted to be a writer for the last several (seven or eight) years. By nature I procrastinate a lot, so this dream was rarely ever brought into fruition. For a brief time when I was like thirteen or so I started working on various projects. Calling them “projects” is being nice. They were all intended to be full length novels but I never surpassed twenty pages before I flaked out of them. Plus they were so unbelievably shitty that I am still ashamed to acknowledge their existence. It’s okay because the PC I wrote them on broke down and was taken to the dump, so those shameful fragments are lost forever.

For the next several years the only writing I did was for school. Mostly just essays, books reports, and later on college research papers. In my last quarter at my junior college I took a creative writing class. It was one of the most fulfilling classes I taken to date and it was their that I realized that writing was both something that I really enjoyed and was very good at. All of the stories I wrote were very popular with my classmates, many even told me that my work was their favorite. So I decided that I writing is the career I should pursue. I realized that I blog would be a good way to hone my skills and build an audience, so I launched this blog shortly before the quarter ended.

Unlike many naïve amateurs, I am fully aware that there is a high probability that writing as a successful career will not be a reality for me. I have a B.A. in History from Saint Martin’s University and I am currently working an M.S. in Journalism at the University of Oregon. Originally my plan was to apply for University of Washington’s history grad program, but I decided I wanted to do journalism instead. My interest in journalism when I got I job as a staff writer for the Bell Tower, SMU’s student newspaper. I thoroughly enjoyed that job, so I decided I wanted to become a journalist.

7 responses to “Purpose of this blog

  1. I really like your About page. 🙂 It’s intriguing and yet so familiar. I, too, had some fits and starts in attempting creative writing, even studying it at university, but unlike you I didn’t blossom in fiction writing in that environment. I ended up double majoring in English literature (and psychology) instead of my original plan of majoring in creative writing. Still, I do like to express my thoughts and analyse things, and blogs are a wonderful opportunity to do that. I really love writing articles. Anyway, I look forward to reading more of your posts.

  2. You wrote:
    >Now that my number of followers is know in triple digits,

    I suppose this is a minor typo, but if you want to have a career as a writer, you’re going to have to get used to proof-reading your own work ten times.

    Feel free to delete this comment after you’ve fixed the typo.

  3. Olga

    I want to wish you the very best… I admire that you are fearless. I know that you will have many more followers. Your writing capture youth and adventure.

  4. Olga

    ** captures…. crappy keyboard:) lol, sure it’s the keyboard.

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