Ambisyosa lang. 😀 Haha. But seriously. If you read my blog, you’ll know that I am one voracious reader. Even if you don’t, the widgets below (2014 Goodreads Reading Challenge and Currently Reading) should be clues enough for you to be able to deduce such. Thing is, I love stories sooo much that I used to once dream of becoming a writer myself and publishing my own novels (take note, novels with an s) for all the world to read and enjoy.
So I guess this is how I start–with a couple of chapters and a cobbled-together book cover published on Wattpad:
What happens when time as you know it starts malfunctioning and its physical manifestation suddenly shows up in front of you?
Truth is though I made that
haphazard cover just earlier, I wrote the two chapters months and months ago. In fact, Chapter 1 was published on my other blog way back in March. I started Chapter 2 right after, but never really got around to polishing and/or finishing it so it languished in my Drafts until yesterday.
For some reason I was overcome with the idea of having published work yesterday. You know, more than simply blogging about random inanities, actually writing down something I’ve put some serious thought and heart to. I wanted to be a book author. So I started researching about publishing houses in the country, stuff like that. Not that I already have a manuscript on hand because I literally have nothing to show as of the moment. But the goal stuck.
So I did the next best thing and signed up on Wattpad. Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you probably already know about the site and/or app. It may seem ironic that for all my love of reading, I never once gave the app any thought before. But you see, I already have more ebooks in my Kindle than I could read agad-agad, so I had no need for any other source of literature to devour. But I digress.
I signed up on Wattpad for its other function: so I could publish my brainchild in increments as I churn out the ideas. Which is actually the reason why I made the imaginarium in the first place, but that blog also includes poetry and other types of prose while I just wanted to focus on crafting and developing my novel on Wattpad. That, and I wanted a wider and more typographically specific audience. And it just feels different reading a story from a blog as opposed to reading one from a writer’s site. Or that could just be me. Whatever.
Bottomline is I wanted to commit myself to as many people as possible as a motivation to keep writing. I am as easily distracted as the next toddler, with about the same attention span, so I seldom finish projects I start. I’m hoping this time I would actually see this to the end. Keep me company during this journey, won’t you? 🙂