Tuesday, March 28, 2006

New Career in Writing

I haven't really told anyone this, but I've started writing. I've always written this blog, but now I'm writing stories too. I have a lot of stories in my head and I guess I just needed to get them on paper (er, on disk) while my brain is still working.

Today I finished my first short story (though it's on the long side of short, so it's more of a novella). I think I'll edit it a few more times, let a few friends read it, then sent it off to a magazine or anthology for publication. I will get rejected, and I really have no idea what I'm doing here, but it's worth a try. Something to get my mind off of psychology once in a while, anyway.

And hey, maybe someone will like it, and I'll become rich and famous. There are plenty of best-selling books that are poorly written but have good ideas, so you never know. When I am famous, you can say you read my blog when I was just a wee lad, and sell all the embarassing secrets that I shared here to tabloids. Lucky you!


Jason said...

So we don't get to read it?

Anonymous said...

You're right, there are worse-written books out there...like the Da Vinci Code.

Jason said...

Holywriter, I read your blog... v. interesting.

Phronk said...

Jimmy: I posted it in the comments for my last post.

BUT SERIOUSLY, I might post a story or two here someday, when one is totally finished. I'll have to make it clear that this doesn't count as publishing...so that people can pay me millions of dollars for publishing them elsewhere.

Holywriter: Exactly. Or anything by Michael Crichton.