Tuesday, May 18

Doodley Dee

So I guess I found a new hobby! I've always wanted to do photography, but since I don't have the money to spend on a nice camera I've been dying for something to fill in my creative gap. I even thought about taking up sewing, but who am I kidding? I'm not that crafty. Okay, you'll probably think I'm weird...I found out that I love creative writing! (you're probably thinking, "so what?")

I've started to seriously think about writing novels just so I can feel some sort of personal pride =). I've been writing for the last two weeks obsessing over possible stories. I've come upon two stories that I think are interesting enough to write about.

Of course I'm a loooooooooooooong ways away from actually seeing a novel come to fruition, but I find that creative writing makes me happy =). Even though I've already put creative writing as one of my 101 things to do I wasn't really inspired to start. I can't say exactly what made me want to start writing. Alls I know is I can't stop!

Speaking of writing, my friend Alexis is an awesome freelance writer and she has a blog called Depressions and Confessions. Check it out here. She would love for you to stop by and "have a few laughs at her expense".

If any of you would be willing to, would you like to read my writing and help me to improve my storyline, characters, etc? And don't worry, I'm not concerned with grammar or punctuation. Not at this point anyway =). This will be extremely uncomfortable for me, but I know that by having some one critique my writing would only help me get better. Don't worry, I won't bog you down with pages and pages. It'll be just the first 20-30 pages. If you want to read more by all means let me know!

But I won't get ahead of myself because I haven't started the actual writing. I'm still in the research and outline phase. Oh, and if you are interested, could you tell me what your favorite fictional genres are? Thanks gals.


Caryn said...

Wow, how awesome! I would love to read your stuff and offer up my humble suggestions. ;) I am a total fantasy/sci fi junkie, but I also love all kinds of british lit and historical fiction.

Good luck, I'm totally excited for you! =)

Jess said...

Yay! I wouldn't mind reading your writings, I think it would be fun. I probably can't give advice though. :)

alexis said...

Karen! That's so freakin exciting! I remember the day I first decided I wanted to write, like for real kine write, and it was so scary but so liberating. Please send me whatever you want, whenever you want, and I will read it all. I know how important it is to have people read and give honest feedback.

and also, thanks for the shout out...you're sweet. :)

The Croft's said...

I love it! Creative writing and reading are my secret addictions. I have easily written thousands of pages. Maybe one day I'll get stupid enough to attempt to get it published, but for now it's just my secret stress reliever and drug.

Don't you love how creative writing allows you to almost become someone else?! My blog and my creative writing sound like two different people.

ps: I definitely want to read your stuff.

liko said...

celebrities write childrens books, why can't we???


can't wait to hear about these in the future.

i came to love creative writing in that class at byuh. opened up a whole new world for me.

Maddie Mae said...

Nice girl! Keep in mind November is National Writing Month... it is a whole lot of fun knowing your writing with a world of other people. There should be workshops that month near you and even if you don't finish a whole novel, you've started! Keep up the creative writing love!