Hello there! Or perhaps welcome back?
I can’t believe I’m already updating, but I can see how dangerously addicting this can get… So, what writing have I accomplished since yesterday after spending hours configuring, revamping and updating my blog? None. Well, unless you count this, does this count? I have added a widget, which allows you to follow me via email! (Should be visible on the right side of this page, at the top.) This should do the trick until I can figure out a mailing list. Speaking of which– any tips?
I sent out a mass e-mail to friends announcing this blog’s launch and the response so far has been very encouraging. (Maybe because my friends are awesome people?) But even before that, I was very surprised (pleasantly so!) to see I had somehow gained two followers and a few likes. Wow, thank you! ❤
Maybe it’s because my other blog about Japan and travel has been getting little attention, but I’m not used to near-immediate response(s)! But that’s a good change, so save your worries, I shall adapt.
Now, since I’m still getting back into the whole writing groove and it might take me a while to give you anything new, I was hoping to get more familiar with you, my audience. But before I get to know you, I guess you have to know more about me first. It’s the law of equivalent exchange, isn’t it Ed? (Yes, I’m unabashedly referencing manga/anime. Sorry, I’m not sorry.)
So how did I get into writing? Great question, I wish I could tell you. My only response right now would be “As a child I always made up stories, whether with legos, barbies, polly pockets, playmobils, stuffed animals or an empty garden.” And that’s true, but I don’t remember doing much writing during that time, I was just creating.
When I moved from France to California and entered high school, I discovered anime. I had seen a few Miyazaki movies before, but not really TV shows. Needless to say, I got hooked. Quickly. Life outside of school, friends and music became internet and anime (those aren’t mutually inclusive/exclusive, but work together often). But then, I discovered fanfiction. Uh oh. I got sucked into that vortex, too.
The rest is history, as they say. (Who are they anyway, and why do they know so much?) From anime I switched to dramas for a while (mostly Japanese and Korean, but a few Taiwanese ones too), and curiously enough, when I moved to Japan, I completely switched to American/British TV shows. (I partially blame a friend for this, you know who you are! :P) Somewhere in between, I’d “stopped” writing. I was too slow, too picky, too pissed off by X circumstance(s) to feel like writing anything or some other
But I’m tired of lying to myself, and no one but me is going to write whatever’s in my head. Thus, here I am, at the point of rolling back my sleeves to just write it. And I have a few worries…
- I never feel like I’m using the right tags… I guess “writing” and “author” are good starters. (How did you find me so quickly?)
- I’m afraid I’ll stop updating in a timely manner, especially since I almost feel like I’m over updating right now. Would you get bored if I updated only once a month? (On the plus side, more free time for you!)
- I don’t even know what genre I write! Right now I don’t really care, I just want to write what’s in my head, but when I get to the self-publishing stage… I’ll ask you again.
- I’m not sure how to involve you in my writing process. I feel like this warrants yet another post, so I’ll go prepare that one after I post this.
I look forward to your comments! =)