June 10, 2010

A Fictional Character is Taking Over My Blog!

Okay, so I'm kind of between projects right now.

I've been giving some thought to posting some fiction on this blog for a while now. It wasn't until my friend Ryan Rhoads challenged me that I actually committed to doing something. (So you can thank him for this.)

My first instinct was to write short stories. It's simple, I don't have to think about or plan short stories for an extended period of time, and once it's done, it's done.

The problem is, I've done short stories before. They kinda suck. I don't know what happens to me, but my plot falls flat and it's so full of holes, I don't even want to go back and fill them in because I'm afraid I'll make it worse.

Then there's the whole time thing. I'm not sure I have time to write short stories, be a mommy and a writer pursuing a career and all those other roles that I have. Seriously, who has time for one more thing?

So, I've been putting off this thing for a while.

Well, it's late at night and I can't sleep. I can't sleep because I was thinking about this fiction thing. I still want some sort of creative outlet where I can post fiction that's available to the public domain. Something where I'm not so darned focused on getting it published, because that's not why I'm a writer. (Really.)

And then an idea came to me. (I love my muse. She's awesome, even if she only sings late at night.) Why not do blog posts? I already take the time to do them. I enjoy them. What if I wrote fiction in the form of a blog post every so often? Maybe once a week, a fictional character can take over my blog and we'll see what she has to say.

I thought it was perfect, so I'm gonna go with it.

Meet Ivy. She's going to take over my blog on Thursdays. I'll label her posts with the tag: Ivy's blog.

4 comments:

Rabia said...

What a fun experiment. Looking forward to seeing what Ivy has to say. :)

Caroline Starr Rose said...

You've got me curious...

Emily Casey said...

I'll have something posted next week. Promise :)

Ryan said...

Hello, Ivy!

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