To start off my goals for my blog I wanted to give some insight into why my blog is called The Next Chapter. I know today is Monday and I said I was going to post writing related stuff but I thought it would be good to begin this way.
The Next Chapter is a name I chose because this is a new era in my life. I’m embracing something that I was always afraid to share with others because I thought it would make me seem more of a nerd than I already was. I’ve always read alot and I’m into Star Wars and stuff like that. The people I grew up with had to basically be sick to find them with a book. I was always the weird one.
I started writing a novel quite a few years ago and didn’t finish because I wanted to go to college and instead of pursuing a degree in English or Creative Writing (I thought at the time they wouldn’t be realistic choices), I chose Hospitality Management and Tourism. After all I live in the Caribbean, on an island that survivied mainly from that industry, it would be a more practical thing to do.
But the stories never left me. My strong point in college was writing. I even worked part time as an English tutor. So now probably a good decade later I’ve finished writing my first manuscript, a few short stories and working on the outline for another novel.
Call it a not-so-mid-life crisis (I’m 31) or whatever but this time I plan to see this through to wherever it may lead. So far I’ve been enjoying it.