By Roger Sanchez @ The Net Blogger.Com
I had always wanted to write, but quite honestly, I had never imagined myself as someone who would find fame and fortune writing. The one thing I did accomplish as a retired military person, was the fun of writing. At this point in my life I have been writing blogs for about a good two solid years. It was in November of 2011, that I had decided to writes books about my time in the military, especially my time in Vietnam as an infantry squad leader with the 1st Marine Division in 1970-1971.
So I set out to get back to the basics, which are important to at least get me back to some decent writing form. But today, there is so much technology that can get an aspiring writer up to speed, if he or she really works at it. As I worked on my memoirs, I have discovered that I may have a few good books in my memory banks, about military life. But I only have so much subject matter to draw upon. So I had to ask myself, what other type of writing do I enjoy? And for me, the word “enjoy” is key.
I enjoy writing my blogs, so I won’t give that up any time soon. My memoirs, while I have a desire to write and am drawn to it, is really is hard work. In studying my writing journey, I have put together a list of things I will probably need to look at.
What genre do I feel at ease with? Is it Science Fiction, Fantasy, Drama, Horror etc.? I know for sure that Romance writing leaves me flat. But I have found I lean more towards fantasy. For me it’s an escape, and a way for me to accomplish things, I could never accomplish in real life. What sort of things you may ask. Well things like save the world, visit other worlds, explore hidden cites, and slay a dragon perhaps. But that’s what I have a feel for.
So how did I come to this conclusion? I did it by writing short stories, to see where I fit. When I first started writing, I had heard of the dreaded writer’s block. What I found, is that by putting my writing into more than one area, keeps me writing. However, I still want to break into my writing niche eventually. I heard someone say once, if you want to be successful at what you do, get into something you enjoy. There are a lot of resources out there for an aspiring writer. But I believe that you must enjoy it, to do it well. Keep your day job, and see where your writing takes you, and learn to enjoy it. If I had to write to make a living as a starting point, I do not think I could do it. Here’s hoping you find your writing niche, as you explorer the world of writing.
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