I am not sure I would dare to call myself a published writer, as the only semi-officially published printed things I co-authored were two slim brochures of collected adolescent poetry during the grammar school. I did write some short fan fiction stories on the Internet since then, though, mostly narrative table top games battle reports and stories related to PC games, namely MMORPG’s such as Age of Conan and Elder Scrolls Online.
About two decades ago, I started to slowly flesh out an idea of my own fictional world. It went forth and back, I scrapped the ideas and started over several times. The settings slowly shifted from science-fiction towards Steampunk. It didn’t really lead anywhere, though. I wanted to visualize the world, not just write about it, but my human figures drawing skills are only comparable with those of kindergarten kids. blushes
Just before Christmas 2019, I found myself a new hobby to try to fight the encroaching burn-out syndrome - 3D Art. I downloaded Daz Studio and started learning how to create rendered scenes. I then decided that I may actually finally be able to visualize my world, and I resumed working on it, with a view to write something more coherent, maybe a kinetic or even a fully fledged visual novel, depending on my Ren’Py skills.
In the last few weeks I started watching Youtube videos with writing tips, such as those by Alexa Donne and Vivien Reis.
Listening to Alexa helped me to get myself to actually write the first scene of the story in full. It is only 1200+ words, but it is a start.
Vivien was the one who got me quite interested in Scrivener, although Alexa has videos on it too. I am now gradually migrating my scattered notes to a Scrivener project, and the first scene is there already, yay! I am now working on character sheets, and I am hoping some Scrivener 3 for Windows tutorials will eventually appear, because those that are available are from older or different versions and the layout is too different for me. I totally failed at even getting some downloaded character sheet templates to work. Oh, well, Rome wasn’t built in a single day either, now, was it?
I know there is a lot of work ahead of me, but I look forward to working on my, now much better organized, project. Wish me luck. And patience. Lots of patience.