So, since you are poking around this blog, I suppose it’s only fair that you know a little about the blogger. First of all, I like stories. Ever since I figured out how to read, I’ve been a passionate reader. Always had a book or two in my book bag in school. My must-read booklist is still bottomless.
In that same thread, I spend a few hours a week reading for Every Day Fiction, an online flash fiction website that posts a new short story daily. I gives me an excuse to read while still being productive, which is like eating ice cream without the guilt.
My college experience was a different matter entirely, though. I got a degree in engineering and have been working as one ever since. The thing about engineering it that it allows you to create things that fix problems. It is always very gratifying to be able to physically hold your creation in your hands. A solution that started off as just a concept or a sketch. It’s even more gratifying if the solution actually works.
I started writing seriously in early 2010, out of curiosity, to see if I could still write stories, like I did when I was a kid. So far I’ve managed to create several successful ones. (The unsuccessful attempts can be found in the recycling bin.) It’s been frustrating, it’s been fun, and I’ve still got much more to learn. But, I’ve learned this: While curiosity can kill your favorite pet, sometimes, just sometimes, curiosity pays off.
And the sneaky thing about writing is that once you start, you can’t stop.