Strangely, I'm finding that the older I get, the harder it is to write. Lack of confidence seems to get in the way, as does
life procrastination. Spending an extraordinary amount of time playing games doesn't help either. So, I've decided, bollocks to it all! I'm going to sit down and write, and I'm going to bloody do it regularly!
Writing has been a big part of my life (on and off) since I was about 8 years old. My dad introduced me to the animated film adaptation of Watership Down and I fell in love with the story. This naturally led me to reading the book and I can remember thinking, at that young age, how I would give anything to be able to have the imagination to come up with such an amazing story. And so, I embarked on my own tale - about gerbils! - which I still have the drafts of to this day. About four full ring-binders, no less! Luckily, it never got out of the second draft.
That initial love of Watership Down turned into a love of the fantasy genre in general.
Writing was put on the back burner as I hit my teenage years and flourished again in my early twenties where I went into a stage of writing short stories.
In 2009, Vixx gave me an amazing opportunity to write for her sparkly, new gaming news website, GGS Gamer. We went to Gamescom, we went to the Eurogamer Expo and life really couldn't get much better! Then, in late 2010, Life hit me in the face and I had to step down.
Now, nearly seven years later, the creativity is flowing again. I'm not sure where my writing will take me - or even where I want it it go - but I've had a novel brewing in my head for the last 10 or so years and I think it's time to sit down and write, as daunting as that is.
As well as that, I've decided to start writing articles/reviews/etc on a regular basis so I can at least feel like I'm achieving something -finishing something - as I slog my way through the first draft of my novel (which isn't about gerbils, by the way).