Hello, my name is Alishia, also known as Sushi, and welcome to my first post for Ego’s Blog Challenge. A little background before I continue, Ego’s Blog Challenge (Her blog is here!) started in a writing server (That Writing Place) that I grew fond of in the past few months. A group of writer’s were challenged to participate in this fun event and today is the first day of that challenge!
Write a post introducing yourself as a writer! Talk about what you’re working on/what you have worked on! Talk about how long you have been writing and what got you started/why you do it! And then talk about why you’re doing this challenge! Bonus points if you link to other people who are doing the challenge!
The first piece that I remember writing in my life was in 4th grade. We were given the prompt, “Write a story about a magic key and where this magic key takes you.” The other kids in my class wrote about a key that opened a door to Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory, or a door that took them to a magical land of rainbows and unicorns. I, on the other hand, wrote about how my cousin found a trapdoor hidden near the park and we fell down in. I wrote in as much detail a 4th grader could about the monsters that surrounded us and how we tried to run away from them, only making it out of the scary place before they could eat us.
Up until a few years ago, I wrote off and on, mainly coming up with dark fantasy stories that I would run through my head multiple times a day, getting me through tough times. I often fantasized that I would secretly find a magic world that would reveal something better than the one I was living in. It wasn’t until I entered high school that I realized that I would sound less crazier talking about these daydreams if I twisted them into stories. Thus started the first and current project I’ve been working on, When Stars Fall.
Since I started writing, I’ve fallen in love with words and the way the ink would flow onto paper. I used to carry around a three inch ring binder, full of story advice and my works. I even went to college for Creative Writing (I later dropped out because art school is expensive).
The current piece I’m working on right now is the first project I started in high school called When Stars Falls. It started out as a basic story of a war between good and evil, with a heroine being forced to fight in the war. Since then, the story has progressed (I would give a description of the story, but I really suck at those so I’ll just have to do it another time. As for all I can say now, there are angels and fallen angels in it.)
Other than When Stars Fall, I’ve worked on some fan fictions here and there, poetry and other stories. I have another series that I plan on working on later, a dystopian mixed in with dark fantasy, as well as some stand-alone novels.
As for why I’m doing this challenge, I realized that I needed to build a portfolio for my work, especially since I want to publish my book soon. I also wanted to find a way to build a following.
Check out the other blogs participating in the challenge!