Monday, February 13, 2012

Origins Blogfest

So, I'm linking up with Alex J. Cavanaugh, DL Hammons, Matthew McNish, and Katie Mills today for the Origins Blogfest.  Basically, it's talking about your writing origins.  Where or why did you start writing?

I've been writing for practically as long as I can remember.  It really started when I was about six, and staying at my friend's grandparents house for a weekend.  We were both very obsessed with Harry Potter at the time, but we felt that in Harry's world, there just weren't enough girl characters.

And that's how GP began.  Technically, GP stands for Girl Power, but we discarded that title years ago.  The nickname however, stuck.  We still work on this silly little (or maybe not so little...) project of ours, whenever we can, and are determined to finish at least the first book.  Yeah... we're still not done.

Over the years, since GP began, I started working on other things.  My wonderful creations included stories such as "Zoe and her Pet Cat", and "Bluebell the Fairy".  And then... I hit my Warrior's faze.  I don't know if any of you have read the Warriors series, but basically they're a whole bunch of books about cats who live in a forest, in their own little clans.  Okay.  That's a really bad explanation.  Here's a link to the website.  And... well... from there, my writing exploded.  I created probably hundreds of characters, I started story after story, and I got into roleplaying online.  For about three, four years, that was basically what my writing world revolved around.  Then, it kind of started falling off my radar-- I got bored with it, and eventually stopped doing all of those things.

And then... my friend, O, the one who I write GP with, got me interested in NaNoWriMo.  I had been writing a lot more by that time, and had about 15k on my (now finished) wolf novella.  So, I thought, 'What the heck?  Why not?' and I tried it.  And... I loved it.  That was China Roses, my NaNo10.  I completed NaNoWriMo with just close to 52,000 words.  Ever since then, I've been writing like crazy.

So, those are my writing origins.  What are yours?

The Dandy Lioness


  1. There's something inspiring about Warriors--I'm not sure what it is but when I read the books they made me want to create something, too.

  2. I think it's the fact that there's just so much you can DO with the characters. You can create your own, go back and forth in time, create your own clans and forests and tribes. It's not hard to create the names, and you never have difficulty coming up with plot points. It's a good jumping off point for becoming a writer. :)


  3. Harry Potter was definitely an inspiration for me, too--not just a great story, but great writing too. That combination is priceless. Congrats on finishing NaNo! That is a great feat. Hope your passion for writing continues!

    Allison (Geek Banter)

  4. Another NaNo finisher here--highly recommend it, too. Glad you're honing those writing skills! Nice to meet you via the fest!

  5. It's great to have a friend as a writing buddy. It must keep you going. Nice to know your origins.

  6. I like cats; but I'm not a NaNo participant. Passing by from the Origins blogfest.

  7. I'm definitely going to check out Warriors after you mentioned it and then another commenter. I love that you had Girl Power writing friend and that it eventually led to NaNoWriMo. I did my first NaNo in 2007 and that's when I got really serious about writing - been doing it every year since. New follower.

  8. This is an interesting story. I am not familiar with the cats story so I will check it out with the link you provided. NaNo is a great way to encourage us to stick to our writing dreams. I am a new follower from the Origins blogfest.

  9. If NaNo has done anything, its help launch the writing careers of a lot of first timers. Sometimes all we need is that nudge! Keep it up, you got a good think going here! :)

  10. Great work on the nano novel. And how fun that you got started thanks to Harry Potter :)
    Great to meet you on this blogfest.

    your newest follower,

  11. AWE-SOME job on NaNoWriMo!

    You are so young, and very well spoken. LOVE your voice here on Chai Tea and Quills! LOVE Chai tea. SO wish I could write with a quill.

    So, what I really want to know is, specifics about the last Velociraptor incident. Should I be worried?

    Pleased to be a new follower!

  12. Cool!It must keep you going, Just keep on imagine to create more story:)