Christopher is a fiction novelist who writes in the fantasy, sci-fi and horror genre.
Writing is not something that comes naturally, I can attest to that. If writing is your destiny, your talent, then why must you make a conscious decision to do so?
Writing isn’t easy, and at a young age, we seek what is easy, thus we don’t write.
But as long as you do things in life because you find them interesting, you will sooner or later stumble upon what you were meant to do. It might take longer than others, to find their passion. You may have written all your life, you may have started writing in your adult years or even elder years. You may regret not starting earlier or curse your youth spent by the desk.
Nobody can say with utmost certain that your timing was right, but we can sure believe it was. It is healthier to do so, to have faith in oneself and believe in your pasts actions because it is the only certainty that we have – what had happened in the past. The future is always uncertain and I can only be glad that I’ve spent the time that I had on writing. Two years is not a long time and I’m very much still a novice. I don’t know what I should be doing in the future, expect the very act of telling stories in one form or another. Hence, I write poetry and flash fiction; working novel sized fantasy and sci-fi short stories; I blog and I write fan fictions. I’ve also recently picked up drawing and I’m considering translation to earn my upkeep – substitute teaching being my only source of income at the moment.
It’s clear that I haven’t found my foundation yet, spreading my wings wherever I can reach. Trying everything and anything in the hopes that it might work out. It’s not a bad strategy, to be honest, not when you have no idea what you’re doing.
Should I focus solely on my trilogy “Book of Legacy” or should I build a reputation first with shorter works? I don’t know. What is clear, however, is that I have stories to tell and opinions to share. One of these days I’ll get something out there and it will no doubt be pretty bad. But, it’s true as they say, you got to dare to write badly before you can write well in the future.
Anyway, thank you so much for stopping by and I hope my writing will entice you to stay!