I’ve wanted to write since university. But I’ve never known what to write about. A phrase that gets bandied round to aspiring writers is ‘write what you know’, hence why I started the blog two months ago reviewing video games. Video games to me are vessels that can carry truly amazing stories, and in reviewing them I’ve tried to adopt my own narrative-style whilst analyzing my response to each game’s story. I love writing game reviews, so I’m going to carry on doing them. But I also want to get my name out there as a weaver of tales in my own right. About a year ago I wrote a prologue for a book idea that never fully took shape. I had a basic premise but there was no structure, no plan, and the overall plot wasn’t even fully formed. I just had a momentary itch, and needed to write something. I’m quite proud of the prologue though, and maybe I’ll upload it at some point in the future when I revisit that idea. In the meantime however…I have a new idea.
Whilst still carrying on with the game reviews and the odd Nerdly Musing, I’m going to work on a new project: writing a full blown novel. I have a good premise and a strong story, stronger than any idea I’ve had to date. Full structure isn’t there yet but it’s got a good start. I’m not going to say it’ll be done in a few months. It won’t. Its going to take a while. I’m juggling more responsibility at work and a family, so who knows if and when a final version will see daylight. But I’m adamant to see something literary through to the end for once. It starts here.
I may upload the prologue/first chapter soon as a Nerdly Musing, but I won’t post each chapter as it’s written, that might put a little too much pressure on things. Hopefully the first chapter should a provide a good outline of the story and a decent litmus test of interest. In terms of updates it might just be the odd tweet saying ‘Novel going well!’ or ‘I think I’m about ten per cent there’, but we’ll see how we go. So yeah, that’s the plan. Into the realm of late nights and scotch I venture!