It's been roughly a week since I joined StoriesOnline.net. In that time, I've read some fantastic work by others, been motivated to edit a manuscript I wrote a few years back while still in High School, and also, to start in on a new writing venture - Fear the Ripper.
Flight of Destiny began as a project for a Writing course I took in High School. It was completed within about six months worth of spare time, whenever I could sneak it. Akhenaten and Ksunamun's story became my ultimate fairytale, a merger of one of my favourite historical subjects (Ancient Egypt) and the type of romance that leaves me feeling happy, the kind that has ever been, and probably always will be, a part of my dreams for my own future.
As I sit back and edit the chapters one by one, looking back at my younger self through the pages that I've written, I can measure my own personal growth as both a writer, and as a person. While I still have a long way to go (I am only 21, heh) I think I've discovered an important fact - that while writing was always an aspiration of mine, it's not the far fetched of one. I still enjoy it, and I'm sure I always will.
I want to thank everyone that has taken the time to email me with words of guidance, and of praise. I never imagined that my first ever attempt at a novel length story would be met with such warm responses! It's been my absolute pleasure to reply to these emails.
I'm looking forward to editing and posting more of Flight of Destiny in the coming weeks, as well as working on Fear the Ripper when time permits. My hope is that my words will be a source of entertainment, dear readers, and my deepest ambition at this point in time is to improve my skills in this field.
I welcome any questions, comments, and so forth you may have via email - that's how I'm most likely to see them.