Since I'm almost finished with my first book Fade to Black I figured I would tell you why I love writing and what I hope to do in the future. So I began writing when I was in 8th grade back in 2006 and I had just gotten finished watching the movie Zathura. After I turned the movie off though I thought to myself "What if there was a sequel.", and for a few days I pondered this. I then game up with the idea to write a sequel style story to Zathura called "Zathura The Next Launch" and truth be told it was terrible. Short, badly written, and just overall not that interesting, but it was what launched me into writing. Through the years I began to think up fan fictions for some of my favorite animes such as Naruto and Bleach but with a twist, I would create my own characters in that same world. I experimented with them for around 3-4 years until I decided to drop them. That's when everything turned around.
By dropping my fan fiction idea my own ideas began to form in my mind. Stories of fantasy, science fiction, horror, my brain had become a book itself, chocked full of ideas. My first original story that I ever wrote was called Magica Lunar, a story about a boy from a connected world that tries to fit in with humans while also trying to pass his final test to become a true Magica. After I finished it I moved onto other stories, almost all of which pertained to modern day magic. Now for the first 2 years that I had been writing my own stories I had mostly stuck with fantasy, but in 2012 I decided to take a step out and began thinking up idea for a sci-fi story that involved aliens, mechs, and a strange but tragic main character. In that same year I also began work on another story called "The Mystery of Redmurk", a action/horror story about a detective who's sent out to the once crowded town of Redmurk now reduced to a ghost town. It was quite interesting to get my feet wet with those types of stories and to this day I still have plans on making those two books.
I guess the best way to describe it is that while I may be a 21 year old man I still have the heart and the mind of a kid. I wanted to and still do inject my own imagination into my stories and some of my characters are modeled after some of my true friends and family members. One thing I always do though is put a bit of myself into the main characters. Take for instance Alucard and Julie from Fade to Black, Julie has my stubbornness while Alucard has my cockiness and the desire to protect those he loves. You could say that each main character makes up a part of me whether it be in attitude or design. I know I will probably never be as popular as say Tolkien or J.K Rowling, but all that I wish to do is to bring to live my imagination in the form of stories and to let others explore the worlds I create. No matter what happens though I know I will always have my friends and family to back me up with it. It's funny though, because even when writing I hated to read.