I’ve always wanted to be a writer, but I’ve never really written anything outside of academia and songwriting. I have a B.A. in History, and I have nearly finished a M.A. in International Relations. There is a lot of writing involved in those two fields, but it’s not the kind of writing that I would like to do. I have written songs since I started playing guitar at age 5, so I know that I have the creative spark necessary for prose writing, but I just have never sat down and written anything prose-worthy.
I have a complete novel in my head, and I just need to write it out. I have outlined it, and even wrote the introduction to the story. I’d like to even write a screenplay version of this story. I have lots of ideas, but no experience in writing stories. The novel I want to write might suck, just like all my little ideas might suck as well, but I’ll never know if I don’t write them out, right?
So, I decided to start with a blog. I figure that I can get all the necessary practice by doing this, and then I can see if I actually have what it takes.
I will write about any of the random thoughts that come to me. I love music, so I can guarantee that there will be many articles on various musical topics. I love the Grateful Dead, and I will most definitely write about my own experiences as a Deadhead, the concerts I’ve seen, and the music that I love and have collected over the years.
And I will probably just write for the sake of practice, so that I will see what is interesting and what is crap. I have no idea how often my entries will occur, but as Stephen King once wrote, “If you want to be a writer, you must do two things above all others: read a lot and write a lot.” I read plenty, and now I must try to write just as often.