Only me, that is what it takes to be a writer. I am the one that can make or break his new life of mine. What I can come up with will be nice to see because I cannot see anything in my mind’s eye when I am typing this apart from the occasional looking up to make sure this is all getting printed off/typed up. I am a big fan o the books by Anne Lammot, Natalie Goldberg, Stephen King, Eudora Welty, Annie Dillard, etc. That’s writing books. Authors that I like, collect, read, and have met include Norman Mailer, Ernest Hemingway, John Ronald Ruel Tolkien, John Steinbeck, Annie Dillard, and William Faulkner. I went through grade school, junior high, and high school without writing one single paper or book report. If you add up all of the papers that I wrote for college it might be over fifty pages, but I doubt it. I simply haven’t written enough and I sure haven’t read enough to even think about becoming a serious writer.
I hope to change all of this very soon when I embark on taking these several courses @ UW. I just went to a four hour class on Science Fiction & Fantasy and on the writing business. I will try to write a thousand or more words every day and see if that gets me up and running again. Only time, and a bunch of writing will tell what I am really made of.