Why I’m here

Hey! I’m Tia. And… I guess, it’s story time.

When I was in school, which was longer ago than I’d care to admit, every year a well-meaning teacher would ask everyone in the class what they wanted to be when they grew up. And my friends would all have some interesting answer, “A doctor… an engineer… a lawyer… a musician…” and eventually the teacher would get to me and I’d say, “…er… uh… a writer, I guess.”

Fast forward a good number of years, and my friends are off saving the world doing whatever it is they said they wanted to do all those years ago and I … I am not being a writer. I’m not being anything, really. I work retail management and have 3/4 of an English degree. I’m not complaining, it’s just I didn’t aspire to be a retail manager when I grew up, I wanted to be a writer. So, I’m going to give it a try… not a quit your day job and slowly starve to death try… but a try.

The thing is… the writing isn’t the hard part… it’s the sharing. I’m not exactly known for being a very emotionally open person… I’m sure it wouldn’t take too much digging in my psyche to find a justification or two. The point, I guess, is I don’t have a problem writing… I have a problem letting the world see what I’ve written.

And that’s why I’m here… The concept is this… once a week or so, I’ll write something a snippet and drabble… and post it here, mostly unedited. It’ll be a bit rambling, yes, and I will over use ellipses, but it’ll be in the world. And there’s no way the world can be any crueler to it than I am.  The tentative plan is to post a second time a week with updates on what I’m working on or book reviews or interviews or something, full disclosure I have no idea what the second post will be, but I think I need it for inertia sake…

So… yeah… I guess we’ll see…

Sorry about the ellipses.

2 thoughts on “Why I’m here

  1. As a fellow over-user of ellipsis, I know how hard it is to not put them in as easily as it is to hit the space bar.
    Secondly, I can relate a bit to this post. Though, in truth, most the people I know aren’t doing what they said they wanted to do when they were younger either. But I’m nowhere I thought I would be. I always liked writing but never thought about being a writer. Also, much like you, when I did write, I was certainly never inclined to share it. It felt sharing pages of a journal – even though it clearly never was a journal.
    That being said, I think you’ll find a lot of support on here. The worse I’ve ever gotten from anyone is no feedback at all.
    Anywho…I’m rambling.
    Good luck. 🙂


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