Friday, May 1, 2015

Time-Traveler Letter from 2014

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      Hello, everyone!  In case you haven't read the title of this post, let me inform you that this is a time-traveler letter from 2014.  In other words, you are reading this on May 1, 2015, but I am writing this a year before.  Writing time-traveler letters to myself is something I have done for years, but doing it on a blog is something recently inspired by a fellow writer who calls herself Anne-girl.
      There are a number of blogs that have been influential for me, but, as of May 2014, the top two are http://inkpenauthoress.blogspot.com and http://scribblingskeyboard.blogspot.com/.  It will be neat to see whether I still follow those two writers in 2015 and who else has been influential.
     I have Dungeon completed in a draft form, and it needs to be rewritten.  The same goes for Ariana's Island.  The new project I am working on is still untitled and has been going under the name of "BB" (which isn't really a name at all but is a way I can reference it until it gets a name).  At the moment, all of my other big writing projects have taken a backseat.
     My biggest flaw to work out of my writing at the moment is to keep from repeating myself too much.  There has to be a way to be clearly understood without hammering my readers with the same facts said 5 different ways.  Also, I am not sure how to include descriptions of my setting without boring my readers.  Anne-girl had some tips but I haven't made them work for me yet.
     I don't know how you would classify my writing.  I haven't settled on a genre or an age-group or a particular style.  I don't know which famous author my writing most closely resembles.  I simply write what comes to me to write.  I know that publishers like to put people in boxes so, at some point, I will probably have to find a box that works for me.  Maybe by the time you are reading this I will have categorized myself.  But, for now, I am entirely free, and readers are welcome to make their own judgments regarding my style.
     Already I am learning a great deal about writing.  I am getting braver to try things.  I feel like I have a better handle on the "work" of writing than I have before.  With such changes already occurring, I am optimistic as to my continued progress.  Who knows how much I will improve by 2015?
     Thank you for reading my time-traveler letter.  Have a great day!

P.S. Check out this post from April 12 for my 6-month stats.  Also I currently have 5 followers.

4 comments:

  1. What a neat idea! It was exciting to read a post that had been waiting a year to be seen. I'm rather curious now about the writings mentioned.
    I think I did something similar on a future letter website...it should come back this November if I remember correctly.

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  2. Oh...and November seems so far away at the moment, doesn't it? That's pretty cool, though. It should be fun to read your letter when it's time comes. Was it a one-year letter (like my blog post)?

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  3. Haha, yes it does seem far away! It was a one-year letter too.
    Will you do another time traveler post for next year?

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    1. Yes, I will! I already have it written and scheduled to be published next May 1st. :D It was fun this time so I am looking forward to opening and reading this one in a year.

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