Have you ever wondered why I started blogging? Most likely, you haven’t. That’s perfectly okay with me. But Sarah Brentyn at Lemon Shark created a blog hop called My First Post Revisited. She tagged me, and—with much cringing—I jumped back in time to six years ago to a blog that’s been hidden from public view (for good reasons). And it would seem it covers why I started blogging quite well.
11/26/2010 – I should be sleeping
I’ve decided to take up blogging since it’s almost midnight on Thanksgiving/Black Friday, I’m tired as all heck, and I can’t fall asleep because I can’t stop thinking. So here it is, Loni’s blog, and I’m not really expecting anyone to read it. Alright, maybe I might clue in my mom (Hi Mom!) about it since she’s one of the people who really seems to enjoy knowing what is going on with me.
I’ll start off with what is keeping me up and awake, lying in bed with my eyes closed in the dark. I like to write. I’ve had a book stuck in my head since my pre-Sailor Moon days which I think was before I even hit tween. This book has morphed over the years (and years) so that there’s actually more substance and less “magical conveniences”, but the basis behind the story is the same. Here’s the rundown of the differences.
One of the things that worried me about writing my books (I have about six with Derek as the main character and more with his children taking the lead) was the theological side. I’m a Christian, but my books are not. In my books I created my own religion with its own powerful deities, and that’s on top of the Drethamir being gods to the elementals since they created the elements and elementals. I’ve always been concerned that someone who knows me personally would read my writing and shun me for the un-Christianly theology of my mythological fantasy world. I want to reassure you all that my books are works of fiction and no way represent my actual beliefs. There. I’m glad that’s off my chest.
Alright! Now that I finally got the part about my books written down in my blog and it’s now about an hour later than when I started, I’m moving on to other topics I wanted to write about.
I’m lazy and lack self-discipline. I would like to do something about it, but when I attempt to, I find that I’m lazy and lack self-discipline to do so. Go figure. I’m horrible at starting something and not finishing it. Or wanting to do something and not getting around to it. I’ve decided to put down my list. Maybe, just maybe, it’ll help me accomplish some of my goals (listed as I thought them up, not in order of importance).
Ah, 1:04 AM. I think I’m going to bed now.
Though it’s been six years, writing still keeps me up at night. I’ve accepted this as the way things are. It’s also the reason why I imbibe a glass of wine before bed, otherwise, I’d never get sleep, and I need sleep to be functional at work.
Sadly, my writing hasn’t progressed much. Oh, I’ve improved in the craft. It’s not all telling and long-winded descriptions anymore. But six years ago, I had dreams of finishing my first book.
That’s about all I’ve finished. (Alright, I did add a novella to my completed works.)
On a positive note, I might be able to finish a novella this month if I work really, really hard. But my schedule is working really, really hard to thwart me. 🙂
- No cheating. (It must be your first post. Not your second post, not one you love…first post only.)
- Link back to the person who tagged you (thank them if you feel like it or, if not, curse them with a plague of ladybugs).
Thank you, Sarah, for reminding me of how unproductive and old I am. 😛
- Cut and paste your old post into a new post or reblog your own bad self. (Either way is fine but NO editing.)
- Put the hashtag #MyFirstPostRevisited in your title.
- Tag five (5) other bloggers to take up this challenge.
Notify your tags in the comment section of their blog (don’t just hope they notice a pingback somewhere in their spam).
- Feel free to cut and paste the badge to use in your post.
- Include “the rules” in your post.
See, told you the rules were part of the rules.
Completely silly rules she made up as she was typing:
- Drink a glass of wine, bottle of beer, cup of coffee, mug of herbal tea or whatever floats your boat after you hit “publish”. (In other words, toast yourself. Go you!)
- Read the post out loud in a Mickey Mouse voice.
Call me a rebel, but I’m going to be a rule-breaker here, though I do an awesome Mickey Mouse voice.
I’m supposed to tag five of you, though I know many people have a schedule they stick to for publishing posts. So some who I think might participate are:
If you want to do this, consider yourself tagged!
Are you a blogger? What does your blogging journey look like? Do you cringe looking back at where you started?