Why I started this…Thing

Hello all and welcome.

First, I will introduce myself. My name (or pen name) is Dam Ly and for years I have wanted to become a writer. I was my dream job and would tell everyone who asked that I would have loved to see my name on a dust jacket. No one would know that it was me, but I would and I’d be giddy while I fake browsed through different aisles, but keeping an eye out for those who picked up my book and flipped through it.

But I’ve been saying this for years. While I’ve made small small attempts at writing, even taking part, and failing, in NaNoWriMo, nothing came of it. In fact, I soon forgot I’d done them. That 30,000 word novella who?

So this blog is for the wannabe writers out there, as I go through the tandems between aspiring to actual, to show that you are not alone in your dreams and that the only way to get from one place to another is to take one step forward. And to be accountable.

I am not concrete in the structure of though there will be posts of behind the scenes writing, some inspiring quotes, life experiences because you are supposed to write what you know, and the actual writing.

So please please comment and don’t be afraid to (constructively) criticize as that is how we grow.

And now I leave off with a quote that gave me the nudge I needed to start:

“You must be the person you have never had the courage to be. Gradually, you will discover that you are that person, but until you can see this clearly, you must pretend and invent.”

-Paulo Coelho

Happy reading!