You would think that when you go to all the effort of creating your blog, that the first post would be something...that you'd planned.
That you'd perfected it in your mind down to every last cleverly worded sentence, well timed ellipses & perfectly placed ampersand.
Alright, let's back it up a bit. Here are a list of things you should know about me:
- I'm an extroverted, introvert
- A scatterbrained, perfectionist
- A disorganized, list writer
- A forgetful, control freak
So, when I decided to create a blog I spent many a late night debating over font, and color, and backgrounds, and titles...
But the content...not so much.
You see, even as a writer, I'll have the whole story mapped out down the color of paint the protagonist chose for their first painting in kindergarten. And why. And what they'll be naming their children. You know, those ones that won't actually be making an entrance in said story.
I'll have the story arc down to that defining moment when one character has their hand on the door handle and the other casts out a last desperate Hail Mary.
But the actual writing itself? Unless I have a deadline - unless I have something breathing down my neck - I'll write in drips and spurts; a sentence here, a paragraph there.
And I ramble. A lot. That too.
What I can promise? Is that you'll get heart. You'll get my heart laid out on the page. And honesty; to my best ability I promise to give you honesty.
Stay tuned, G.