The Beginning Redux
by V Rose Dahrke
Now that I have a little more time, I supposed I should actually start this properly. As I was saying before everything fell apart, I started this blog because I am currently in the process of writing a novel and I was told this might help me break out of my writer’s block. I had also noticed that the journal portion of my deviantArt page was being taken over by my thoughts on work that I wasn’t posting there.
My original intent was to restrict my posts here to my thoughts on and problems with working on this book, as I did with my deviantArt page and my poetry, but I realized today that might get a little boring and, considering how well restriciting myself like that has worked so far, is probably unreasonable. Besides, the rest of my life does leak into my efforts of creativity; it’s really not preventable.
So, time for an introduction, I guess. I don’t really know what to tell you, though. I’m between names at the moment, and I really don’t know that I intend to publish under either one. I feel dishonest for not telling you something, though. My name is Vic. I can give you that much.
As I was saying before, I currently have 235 pages of a fantasy novel that is, at least for now, titled Descent. The story behind the story is this: a couple of years ago I had an odd nightmare which I thought at the time would make a decent short story. I wrote about three pages, got stuck, and abandoned it. Two weeks later, I had my wisdom teeth, which were badly impacted, removed and spent five days in a memory-less haze of percocet. When I came back down to earth, I had a vague recollection of writing while medicated and decided to dig through my hard drive to find whatever it was I had come up with. What I found was a forty-page rough draft for a much, much longer story.
This was a little over two years ago. I don’t have much further to go; there are a few scenes that I’ve decided to add to the early chapters and the end needs to be wrapped up, but I know where I’m going. It’s getting there that’s my problem.
Well, I guess that’s enough of an introduction for now. We’ll see how the rest of this goes.