Monday, March 15, 2010

The Story Continues...

I have actually been writing my story! Here I thought I would start off fast and slow down quick until I wasn't doing it anymore. But I take a little bit of time each day, about 30 minutes, to write. Some days I don't write at all, but I'm not letting this get in the way of me writing my story.

 

I am currently writing what I call Season 1 Story 1, or in other words...I'm right at the beginning of my tale. Once I get 2-3 stories under my belt I plan to put them up on Amazon for digital download. I'm expecting to write 3 total seasons, each with 6 stories. That could change over time if I find that is too constrained and I need more room to tell my story. It could even be made smaller. Only time will tell.

 

While it seems kind of crazy, I am going to have cover art made for each season of my stories. I hear you! "A digital download book that needs cover art?" But I do need it. One of my coworkers has offered to do this for me. He's pretty talented, so I know he can provide me with something that looks professional. You can check out his web site here: danielhanawalt.com

 

So that's where it stands right now. I'm close to wrapping up Season 1 Story 1.

 

Be seeing you...

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

The Stories

Ok. I'm doing it. I finally started by book. Well...it's not really a book. I do have a large story I am going to tell, but I'm going to tell it in pieces. Imagine a TV show. Many of them today have a main plot that is told over the course of each episode. My plan is to tell my large story in the form of short stories. When all these short stories are brought together the main plot is told.

 

I'm not a writer. I don't have any college degree in writing. I'm just a high school graduate working at a print shop. But this story has been kicking around in my head for somewhere in the neighborhood of 5 years. And I decided, why not. Why not tell the story. So I have begun the writing.

 

Now that I've begun, hopefully I can finish. That will be the hardest task. Life is busy, so finding the time to write will be difficult. I'm usually up early in the morning, so that's when I plan to write. If I'm too tired, I won't. But if I can take at least 30 minutes a day to write, I should do well.

 

I'll keep my blog updated with my success or lack thereof when it comes to writing or not writing this story.