Creativity comes in many forms: reading, writing, talking, dancing. Plenty of gerunds to enjoy.
I started into my own creativity when I was younger with a piece of paper and a crayon. Now, I enjoy creation with a paint brush, pen or keyboard.
I have been writing research, argumentative and linguistic papers for years and have loved every moment. I’m learning that the difference in formal writing against fictional writing takes more imagination (of sorts).
Holding a Bachelors of Science in Linguistics–the scientific study of language, not specially any language–I feel that language is an incredible artform, one of which I greatly respect. Creation through words is one piece of this world that we, as humans, possess and no other can come close to enjoying. Quite extraordinary.
This also makes me a grammar “Nazi”, a bibliophile, and a language geek. Guilty as charged.
There are two novels on my shelf that are “in-progress”. The first I started in 2008. It is a psychological novel titled “Is It Possible to Be a Little Schizophrenic?” Although the only writing I did for this novel was in NaNoWriMo 2011, I made a lot of progress. The outline may have taken years to complete (with breaks and gaps in between), but this novel is just waiting to be finished.
The second novel came into existence for NaNoWriMo 2012: “I Brought Home a Ghost“. I outlined it in a month (October), and wrote more than half of it for NaNo. I did hit the 50,000 word mark, although still have a few chapters to go. Maybe about a third left to write to finish it.
A third novel, I am currently writing during NaNoWriMo 2013. I am shooting to finish the book not just hit 50k. We shall see the outcome on November 30th.
I started my first series my Sophmore year in High School. It was a romance series, and although I spent the next 4 year creating family trees, half a dozen outlines for novels, twists and turns that connected each generation, the Drakquo series was let go. I grew out of romance. BUT my newest is proving to be a great work…
It is a Sci-Fi/Fantasy novel series called “10 Yiers” (yes, years). I have completed the outline for Pre-Book (novel one) and have written a few chapters, but alas, so much to outline to finish my novels.
To learn more about my writing process: read about how I’m an Outline Writer. If there is anything else that you may want to know about me, read my blogs. Who knows what you’ll learn.
Enjoy. And Reed.