Is anybody a fan of comic books? I used to be obsessed when I was a kid. My collection had grown to massive proportions, until I was foolish enough to give it all away to a friend as an act of rebellion just before my military family moved yet again. I had collected all the classics, Iron Man, Thor, Avengers, X-Men, Silver Surfer, Captain America, and on and on. And in every series there was one issue that was always my favorite…the origin. That’s the issue where you learn how the superhero came to be, gained his abilities, or what it was that set him on the path to right all wrongs and defend the innocent. I know I’m not a superhero, a hero, heck…I won’t even question a cashier when they give me incorrect change back, but I do have my own origin story when it comes to my writing. I consider it my official chronicle of how I became a writer and even blogged about it before. I almost considered using that post as my entry for the Deja Vu Blogfest.
I’ve read a couple other bloggers ORIGIN stories as well, and they are always fascinating! If you’re like me, then you love to find out more about your peers and discovering how it all began is as good as it gets. So, you know what that means…right? Yep! Blogfest!
I’m proud to announce that on February 13th, one of my cohorts from the Déjà vu Blogfest…Katie Mills (Creepy Query Girl)…along with Alex J. Cavanaugh and Matthew MacNish (Quintessentially Questionable Query Experiment), will be co-hosting with me the ORIGINS blogfest. Here’s a synopsis of what will happen on that date for you to use in spreading the word: On Monday, February 13th, you should post your own origin story. Tell us all where your writing dreams began. It could be anything from how you started making up stories as a child, or writing for the school newspaper, or even what prompted you to start a blog. How about stories about the first time somebody took an interest in your writing, or the teacher/mentor that helped nudge you along and mold your passion, or maybe the singular moment when you first started calling yourself a writer. It all started somewhere and we want you to tell us your own, unique, beginnings.
First, you need sign-up to participate via the handy dandy Linky tool below (or at any of the host blogs above), circle the date on your calendar so you don’t forget, then shout out to all of your blogging friends and encourage them to sign up as well. Oh yeah, don’t forget to take the nifty badge we created to advertise our project and plaster it everywhere.
I can't wait to hear about all of your writing ORIGIN's! How about you?