So, I’m no stranger to wordpress. Having hosted it myself a few times and using the site once (on which note, that page disappeared, along with my account :P), I can safely say I understand the concept if not the inner workings of it. (Yet.)
But I’m hoping that this time it might go a little bit better. I have a friend, someone who I think is amazing and who’s just starting out on wordpress. Her blog is here: Modern Day Grind. I’m hoping that seeing her post will get me posting and maybe then I’ll get into the habit of writing more regularly and maybe, just maybe I’ll learn to finish the stories I write 😛
Right, so, where to start…
I’m hoping that this blog becomes a look into my mind, both the everyday life bit as well as the fictional processes inside my head. Essentially, wherever my mind wanders it’ll end up here. So…
I teach a small Ju Jutsu club, we normally have between four and eight members and I enjoy both the teaching and learning aspects of the art. Currently we’re training at a community club which has just gotten a new chairman and until today I was worried that he would essentially force us to move on again. Now I make a fairly impressive loss on the club, it’s not exactly meant to make money, to me it’s a way of sharing the art with others and that is something that I’ve always been keen to do.
With the prospect of having to formalise a new agreement, one that might cost far more than the previous one, is not exactly a prospect that I’m enjoying.
However, the club being what it is it’s one of the best places I’ve taught or trained at and I think in the long run it might absolutely be worth it, I’ll just have to actually start charging more and remembering to collect what is due.
Beyond that at the moment I recently (yesterday) floated through my twenty ninth birthday. I say floated through because there were no celebrations, no big moments of “I’m another year older,” and I worked so hard that by the end of the day the only reason I knew I was still awake was because I was physically still moving. Not exactly fun.
On the fictional side I’m discovering bits about one of my recurring characters. The characters in my stories are pretty much all shared between stories. They are generally very similar in each story and tend to play similar roles every time. As such, they have their ‘origin’ stories. The stories which defined them and led them along the path to who they truly are. Skeksys’ story was the first I wrote, the first story I actually ever really wrote that went beyond the three hundred and fifty words of a school essay and he will always have a special place in my head.
He’s not however the character I’m discovering at the moment. Instead it’s one of his ‘sons’. (They aren’t actually related but more often than not Skeksys plays a father figure to this other character.) I had an image of him yesterday, one that actually sent a shiver through me because it made his entire character make sense. I’m hoping to write it out when I eventually get some time and who knows, it might actually show up on here 🙂
Anyway, that’s all for now. Hopefully the next post won’t be too far away. (And it’ll probably have a fair amount to do with web hosting since that’s what I’m currently working on. :P)