My goal in life is to become a writer. I love stories. More than that, I love characters. I want to write the most incredible, dynamic, complex personalities in genre fiction. This website is the ground zero for my career. First, I want to tell you a bit about where I came from.
I was born in 1991 in Calgary, Alberta. My parents are Vietnamese immigrants. I was always creative but I didn’t decide on being a writer for a long time. I thought I wasn’t good enough, that it was unrealistic. I went to university for English Lit but dropped out after my first year.
I didn’t do much with my life for years after school. I didn’t recognize it at the time, but I was severely depressed. Eventually I talked to my doctor about low energy and she figured it out right away.
I was still living with my parents into my mid twenties. I realized that I needed to leave. I packed up my belongings in an 06′ Ford Fusion and drove ten hours to another city. I lived out of that car while deciding what to do with the rest of my life.
I was homeless and broke. My family and friends were a thousand kilometres away and I had no idea what I was doing with my life. My mental state worsened significantly in that time. I ran afoul of the law and spent time in prison. In prison there’s nothing to do, so I wrote. I ended up attending a lot of writing sessions during NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month, a fun little organization that tries to write a novel in one month). There is still much to do with my novel, and I have a personal goal to complete the project by December 21 2018. Pease follow the progress here.
As of this posting the site is in its infancy. Writing is heading into new and exciting directions. Writing has been traditionally thought of as a solitary pursuit but that isn’t true, especially now and into the future. What other medium has invoked sincere empathy like storytelling? With the internet, I see a powerful tool to create new communities and bring people together. Thank you for being a part of this journey, a journey that will evolve and expand beyond any of our wildest expectations. In the greatest stories we share the triumphs and trials of the characters. I hope I can do likewise.