Taking Care of Business

Well, now that I have gotten the awkward first post out of the way, I’d say it’s time to start this blog for real.

Here’s the deal. I am one of the many with the overarching ambition to become a published writer. What’s that you say? Same story, different blog? Yup! You got it! I know that this process is not a new or innovative idea. But, I do know that when it comes to writing, I do have new and innovative ideas.

So. Let’s get on to the big show!

Every Monday, I will be posting one part of my original story “Postmarked”. I am not sure at the moment what the exact specifics of this story will be (how long it will go or what will happen), but I am sure that it will be worth reading (and writing). This story will be told by nine different perspectives, who will all begin in the same place, the Brunswick, Maine town Post Office.

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The thing I love most about this story I have decided to tell is the characters. I have created nine original characters, who are not cliché at all (Promise). As said, each of these character’s stories will begin on a busy day at the Post Office. Some of these characters may never see each other again. Others’ stories may affect one another. This may seem a little like Love Actually, Valentines Day, As I Lay Dying, etc., but this is a fresh take. The real reason I have decided to tell this story on my blog is because it is not as innovative and original as some of my other pieces. I don’t really know the full capacity of the internet, but I do know that once it is out there, it’s out there. So I chose to tell “Postmarked” on this blog for a number of reasons:

  1. It will show my capability to you, Reader. With this story specifically, I will have to prove to you that I am convincing as a narrator within the minds of nine totally different people. Some are young. Some are old. Some are men. Some are women. Some are cool. Some are not. My goal is to convince you that I can encapsulate all of these different perspectives and twist them into a (hopefully) interesting story. If I can do this, maybe I can get people to believe I am a serious writer.
  2. It will challenge me in the process to show that I am one. Nothing is worse than having all these stories inside of you and not ever telling them. I have things that I need to say. And this blog will help push these things out of me. (I feel like Augustus Gloop stuck inside that chocolate tube! I just need that push!)
  3. It reminds me of the novel I am currently writing, which I will be calling “CS” on this blog. I am hoping that writing this story will help me to write my novel (in a perfect world). But I do want to clarify that these stories are vastly different.

This Monday, January 6th, 2013, I will be posting my first part of the story told from the character perspective of Eleanor. I know you guys will like her. She’s actually the inspiration of the entire story. And she reminds me of a character I created for “CS”, but she stands on her own.

Signing out till Monday,

MEGranger

P.S. I may talk about “CS” sometimes on this blog and my process and experiences both in writing it and attempting to publish it. However, I am very protective of this story and so, I probably won’t give very much information out about it. I hope you understand 🙂 ❤

P.S.S. Now, all I need is followers. Hmmm. Wherefore art thou? I’ll just be here….waiting.

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P.S.S.S. If you can’t tell by now, I like 80’s movies.

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