thinkinglazy

Aspiring author and random thinker

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On Writing: How it Started

My first writing post will be on how it started, err second if you’re going to be anal about technicality.

It all started a year ago, when I was just finished with my military service. During the two month period where I was looking for a job, I decided to write down some of my ideas. Two books were started, neither exceeded 6k words and they were both ignored for about a year.

On November 5th 2012, I was clearing my computer from unnecessary files. During the file purge, I came across a word document titled ‘Altivia’ and another “Essential Experiences to a Well Grown Human Being’. The first was a fantasy fiction story intended to target my creativity, and the second was a philosophical/psychological piece – the uncreative name explains it perfectly. 

Naturally, upon their discovery my inquisitive nature took over. I started reading the document titled ;Altivia’ and got into the short, incomplete and poorly written story. So I decided to build on it. By the end of the month, I expanded the first 5,000 words into about 20,000 and added another 60,000 words. The first draft of my first novel was written, and I was very proud.

With no background on writing or no idea on how to start the process, I managed to finish a story in written form. After the first draft, it was necessary for me to look into the following steps, so I started doing my research.

First thing I did was print out the story and give it to my brother to read, he is a vivid reader and quick to criticize me – perfect for the task. He completed the book within a week and gave me some initial comments which I used to make the second draft.

Currently, I am in a phase where the book needs to marinate by itself away from my peering eyes and intrusive thoughts – a necessary process for the third and final draft I intend to make.

My suggestion for any who seek to start writing as a hobby is just to dig into it, start writing as soon as you feel like it and take it from there. The first novel is practice, you should be able to identify your weaknesses from it, as well as starting to discover the perfect writing process for you.

Good luck writers.

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My New Hobby:Writing

So, I finally decided to actively pursue a hobby. After a long time of thinking and planning, I decided that writing was the most practical hobby that I liked. It took me a month to finish the first draft of my first book titled ‘Book of Kayal – Rise from Exile’. This is the first volume of a saga, which I intend to finish as I learn more about my new hobby. 

The hardest part about starting to write a book is coming up with an idea. Once you have a message to convey, it feels that your fingers can’t type fast enough, and there is too much to say. 

As soon as I finished the first draft, of about 80k words, I thought that my work was complete. However, I was so terribly wrong, my work was just beginning. In an attempt to learn more about writing, I will be actively trying out new techniques to improve my process. During the time of my learning, I will be documenting the major aspects of learning, as well as the process, in this blog.

Some of my posts will serve as a public journal, one which anyone is welcomed to read and comment on.

Here is the preview of my first book. https://www.createspace.com/pub/community/give.review.do?id=1113694

Comeback!

I recently went into on-line hibernation mode, apologies to my followers regarding that. I finally picked up a practical hobby, writing. About two weeks ago, I finished the first draft of my first book. This book was a fantasy/fictional genre story, aimed at discovering the extent of my imagination capabilities.

It might be interesting for some of you to read about my process for learning how to write, which I will be discovering as I continue writing.

Stay tune and best of luck,

Thinkinglazy.

What The Hell Am I Talking About

Hello Everyone,

I already wrote two posts and it just came to my attention that I forgot to introduce this blog. Well Thinkinglazy is basically a non subject specific blog, I will (initially) be posting random entries about anything that comes in mind, based on your comments and views I might expand further in one of the topics or move on to a similar subject.

As for the author of this blog (me) I am just a random one of seven billion people here on Earth that happens to have the time and required resources (basically a computer and internet access) to post some random thoughts. I am not an expert at at most topics that I will discuss, don’t have any certificates or degrees regarding these issues. However, I do have a degree in psychology and am often described as a rather uniquely strange person, I completely disagree by the way.

I welcome all your comments regarding my posts.

Thank you all for reading.

PS: Any Chuck Norris jokes are welcome as long as they are not offensive to Chuck Norris.