Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Changing Gears

I think its funny how when you start a project, like this blog, you have certain ideas in your head of what you’d like to do. Like most of the plans I make it is always subject to change. And it has changed.

I won’t be posting segments or details pertaining to the stories I’m writing. As much as I’d like your feedback I have to protect my work before anyone can view it. Even a novice like me occasionally comes up with a great idea and I don’t want anyone to swipe it. It may sound silly but even though my little corner of the writing universe is small it’s all I have.

I will, however, be posting reviews, opinions, and general stuff that happens to be rolling around in my head. Just bear with me since I’m not a professional writer, I just play one on TV. Just kidding.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

There’s a little secret that most professional writers won’t tell you about writing – you have to do research. Unless you plan on writing about an imaginary place with imaginary people you’re going to have to do some research if you want your story to be believable. I hate research.

I have quite a few story ideas. The most recent one involves characters entering a Mayan temple or tomb. I hate to tell how many hours I spent online trying to find photos and articles about the subject and only scratched the surface. I was so frustrated with all that research that I actually walked away and started building on another completely different story.

The more I get into the creative process of writing the more I appreciate all my friends who are writers that consistently put out great stuff and make it look so easy.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

I hate seeing talent wasted. I’ve met so many great people online who are talented beyond belief. Some are already established in the industry while others struggle so very hard to get that break that they desperately need and sometimes never get. I’m not stupid and I do realize that there are countless reasons some make it and others don’t.

There really should be justice in the universe where a person’s determination and hard work should be equal to his success. Those that don’t put the work into their craft shouldn’t get the free pass of being in the right place at the right time. Luck, can suck sometimes.

There are so many less-than-talented people out there who make movies, make comic books, write books, design video games, etc. How many times have I caught myself saying out loud, “My friend can do so much better than that”? Yet, those people are successful and my friends are working paycheck to paycheck trying to pay the bills and still keep their creative dreams alive.

There has to be a better way.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Who is this guy?

I’m not a professional writer or artist. I just happen to be an average guy who happens to have half a brain and is filled with the desire to create. Too many of the ideas in my head go unused and therefore whisked away to the void. It’s a shame. This blog is my small way of getting some of those ideas and thoughts into a place that can be saved and hopefully enjoyed by others.