The whole purpose of this blog is to bring people with me on a journey as I write a short story collection called Animal Stories—a collection in which the first story will be narrated by a single-celled organism, and the last story narrated by a human being.
I began the collection way back in 1995, but drifted away from it around 1999, and then resumed work on it again until earlier this year. And when I resumed that work, I did so by writing the first story for the collection. That’s right, this year I wrote a short story narrated by a single-celled organism.
Elsewhere in this blog, I have a “story of me” that was intended for members of my family, friends, and so on. It covers my life generally.
In this article, I want to talk about my journey as a writer specifically. There’ll be future articles in which I talk about the book I’m writing, but for now I want to talk about the authors who set me on my current path.
Two months ago, I started writing fiction again after nineteen years of falling away from it. During the past week, I attended two events in two days that made me feel like a real writer again. Here’s the story.
In case anybody I talked to at CONvergence 2018 finds their way here, this is a perfect time for me to briefly say what I’m working on.
I am 90% done with a computer game called Nothing but Mazes. It is an interactive fiction (text adventure) game, like Zork, but with multimedia assets like illustrations and interactive maps. To be released later this year.