Alex Roque

Writer By Night

First Post – Hello!

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“You can, you should, and if you’re brave enough to start, you will.” – Stephen King

I started my journey of writing my first novel back in January of 2010, for JaNoWriMo. I only wrote 25k words, but just doing that was enough for me to realize – Hey, this is something I really want to do. I actually hadn’t thought that I could write even that much, and now I am at 50k words, and even more surprised. I had always loved writing when I was growing up, and had even started college as an English major. But back then I thought that all that degree would get me is a teaching job, which I didn’t want, so I went into Theater [and then after 6 more jumps, finally landed in Communications]. I had dabbled in short stories and fan fic, but JaNoWriMo really helped jumpstart my drive to write once more.

Part of my reason for starting this blog is because I want to talk more about the process of writing my book – it’s been an interesting time in discovering who I am and what I want to do. As the title of the blog suggests, this isn’t my day job. My wonderful aunt, who is also a writer and has finished her first book, has been an amazing inspiration, and after I texted her ranting about having to work a full time job one day, she encouraged me to start a blog to share my frustrations, and possibly find others who are going through the same thing, so that I could keep my sanity slightly intact. ^^

So keep an eye out, there will be more to come on this blog!


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