My spidey senses are tingling!
Sorry, I've always wanted to have a reason to say that, and with the Spiders Group
I do LOL
I think everyone has seen me at least once, and if they are on twitter they are probably sick of my spam. So I won’t say much right now, nor am I likely to update this site very often. I mainly asked to join Dreamwidth so I could be part of the Spiders community and see what everyone else is up to. The reason I am unlikely to update this site is that I already have too many blogs, and I even have one for writing, although I don’t update it often. It just has some open verse poetry I wrote and some stories I wrote as a teenager (yes, in other words, cringe-worthy content). As some of you know, I am one of the Spiders Group’s members who (shock! horror!) actually uses a notebook and pen to write. I don’t really have a work station at home. I have so many books piled over my desk and chair that I sit cross-legged on my bed to type. My keyboard rests in my lap and my mouse sits on my desk chair arm. This set up is not conducive to writing. I mostly use my computer for watching TV shows/movies and scrolling through my tumblr dashboard. I do my blogging at my work desk and I check twitter and facebook and email on my phone. So yes, I use the old fashion tools of the trade when it comes to writing. I am nothing like you. I've only recently come to the realisation that yes, maybe I can write. I don’t want to be the next big thing, and I am only really writing for myself. I spent 26 (okay, more like 20, I wasn’t writing stories in my crib!) years thinking I would never be able to get my stories down because I would get up to maybe 3000 words before I had to go and “fix” things. So I was writing those 3000 words over and over, pushing them around the page, making them jump through hoops and do contortions whilst bouncing a ball on their noses. Which, you must admit, isn’t a conducive creative environment. I did NaNoWriMo on a whim, and it opened doors for me. Not physical doors, I didn’t make the 50,000 word goal, but the fact that I passed my personal goal of 6000 words means it was a success. Not only that, but I had an idea that I really love, although I am not really sure how I am going to shape it. At the moment I am just writing that story and seeing where it takes me. I also have been jotting down my other ideas in my smexy Jane Austen notebook (I am a stationery slut!) and mapping out other stories, as well as cribbing short stories on the train. It is like a switch has be flicked and suddenly there is all this potential paths open up in front of me. They are all a bit hazy, and the path I stand on is tenuous, but it is all there, opening up in front of me. Let’s see where it leads me, shall we?
Oh, I should have introduced myself, right? My name is Jacq, christened Zja Zja by the Galaxy Bookshop crowd, and obsidiantears83 everywhere online.