Welcome, welcome, welcome

Hi there! Thanks for visiting elmowrites, a blog about writing, procrastinating from writing, and trying to persuade other people to pay me for writing … I hope you enjoy your time here.

To get the ball rolling, allow me to introduce a few of the most important characters you’re likely to come across:

1. Me. I’m Elmo, also known as Jen. I used to be a lawyer, but I’m currently exploring the possibilities in writing fiction, and i’m waiting tables in the meantime. I’m English and live in Canada, so you’ll have to get used to my mid-Atlantic use of the English language, I’m afraid.

2. Pepsi and Max. They are my cats and writing buddies.  They, along with the mysterious Mr E (my husband), make up my household.

3. Eric. Like everything I write, the novel I am currently working on is known by the name of its main character, in this case, Eric. Eric is a 50 chapter novel, currently entering 2nd draft form through some fairly heavy editing. I’ve also got a load of short stories and ideas to work on.

4. You. The most important people of all – the readers.

Everything (and everyone) else, we’ll pick up as we go along – welcome to our world.

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6 responses to “Welcome, welcome, welcome

  1. Elmo! You have a blog! 🙂

    Like you, I also name most of my WIP projects after the main character. It just makes sense, right? You spend all your time in their heads and their lives, and the characters have always been the most important aspect of my writing, for me.

    Looking forward to reading more in this space.
    ~V

  2. You are bang on with my reasoning for using character names, Victoria – nice to know I’m not the only one. There’s another reason too. I tend to mess around with titles quite a lot, so refering to stories by their title gets confusing. Once a character is named, the name usually sticks (except in my first nano novel, where the girlfriend stopped being Rebecca and became Rachel around the mid point by accident!)
    I’m so glad you found and enjoyed my first post. Keep an eye out for more.

  3. It’s a habit I have, to go back to the very first entry to see how a person started. No matter how established a blog, it began somewhere, and I find that first foray into the public eye fascinating. Yours is one of my favorite introductory posts that I’ve read!

    • Thanks, Aniko. I’m glad you enjoyed it and now you know us all, I hope you’ll stop by once in a while to see how we’re getting on.
      Starting a blog is a bit like that blank page before you write a novel or a short story – full of potential but absolutely, 100% empty of anything else. I thought, where better to start than a few introductions? Which has given me an idea for today’s blog post… be right back!!!

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