During the month of February, I will take a minor hiatus from writing book reviews to focus on composing a series of letters inspired by events throughout my life. I’ve always wanted to do something like this, but I’ve been reluctant and preoccupied with other writing projects. It’s also a way for me to make sense of things. Things in my life have been complicated, the only appropriate word at the moment, and it’s messed up my reading groove. So I need to write, AND this blog is designed for that purpose. It also lets me really write. Editing my novels is fun, challenging, and exhausting, and relatively a constrained process. Writing is unhindered, which is what I need.
Inspired is the key word. I can’t imagine any truths will be revealed. Maybe some logic. Maybe some nonsense. I will try to remember these moments the best I can, but I’m sure I will forget things. I’m sure something will be exaggerated or absent from these letters, removed intentionally or carelessly. There are people who have affected me greatly in good and bad ways, which I will fail miserably to write accurately because of their sheer awesomeness or ostensible villainy. Names, of course, will be changed. Probably.
Here are the ground rules:
- One letter per week (maybe an extra one on Wednesday. Busy schedule!)
- Each letter dedicated to a different topic
- Each letter addressed to “Dear Z”
- Each letter under a 1000 words
Since I am a passionate about writing, feedback is appreciated. I’m doing this for me, experimenting with a different writing format and different concepts. I’m really excited about this project and curious what it will produce.