Monday, February 13, 2012
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