Intro

My name is Nick.  I am an aspiring writer and not much else more.  It has come to my attention that it would be a good idea to start a blog, so I am going to do just that.  Here goes:

I’m not entirely certain what I’m supposed to talk about here, but I suppose it could be just about anything.  Hobbies or interests, movies, games, books…whatever.  I choose to start with a tale.

On January 7th, I self-published a short story on Amazon Kindle entitled “From the Hollow.”  I don’t know how good it is; I’ve yet to get a review on it.  I’ve been whoring myself out on Facebook (much to my chagrin, I might add) in a vain attempt to get friends and family to cough up a dollar for my efforts.  So far, these posts have generated a whopping 16 sales, of which I get 35 cents per unit sold.  Ergo, I have made $5.60.  Not bad, I suppose, unless you take into consideration the fact that Amazon doesn’t pay out unless you reach a  minimum of $10 in royalties, which really means I have made a profit of exactly zero dollars.  Discouraging, yes, but it has only been a week, so a glimmer of hope remains.  I just have to find that hope and reinvigorate it.

My main project has been a book, for which I’ve yet to generate a title.  It takes place in a semi-post-apocalyptic world in which zombies have taken over a vast majority of the human race, but most of the uprising has been quelled, resulting in very few survivors and even fewer zombies.  To date there are only four of the creatures featured in my story, and I have no intention of adding more (though one idea of mine involves there being many more; perhaps some day you’ll see).  Instead of revolving around zombies and physical struggle, it has much more to do with human beings and how they react in extraordinary situations.  I often find myself asking “What would I do in this predicament?” or “How far would I go to protect the ones I love?”  As a result, the main character often asks himself the latter question many times throughout the story, consequentially pushing him beyond his past self-imposed limitations.  It is easier to make hasty decisions without worrying what society thinks, after all.  In a world without a stable society, what are consequences?  Do they even exist anymore?  These are questions I am attempting to answer.  Struggling, as the case may be at times.

I reiterate: perhaps, some day, you’ll see.