Sunday, September 7, 2014

Returning to my first love.

Sorry guys...another random post, but still writing related.

Anyone who has known me for any considerable amount of time knows that I started my writing journey with fanfiction.  Yes, there were poems and funny little stories as a child, but my first serious writing was done whilst playing in other people's worlds.

Specifically I started with Lord of the Rings.  I wrote stories for my younger sister Amanda, putting her into the story.  Then I moved to Harry Potter, CSI, Criminal Minds, True Blood, and The Hunger Games.

Strangely, one of my favorite fandoms is one that I have never dared to venture into.  That is the world of Alagaesia and the writings of Christopher Paolini. I suppose I thought the world and story was perfect the way it was (not that Tolkien, Rowling, or Collins worlds are flawed) and didn't need my additional characters or lost moments.

Since I have gotten serious about finishing my own novel and dove head first into my own world, I have not had time to read or write much fanfiction. But, recently an opportunity presented its self for me to combine my love for Paolini's Inheritance Series and my knowledge of fanfiction. I am now the Fanfiction Moderator for Shur'tugal, THE premier fan community for the Inheritance Series.

Worry not, dear readers, this will not take away from my duties as a writer or my commitment to my own work. I will not actually be writing the fiction, so much as helping to build the site and thing moderating the content on it. For now it is a fantastic opportunity and I am thrilled and flatter to have the chance.

Well, that's all for now...sorry for the randomness, but at least it was a post. :)