Beginning Fresh

Explanations first.

Hi, I’m Jon Beer, and I’m a writer – or so I would like to think.  The entire point of this blog is, in fact, to see if I can realistically apply that label to myself.  I’m currently in my final year of university, studying War Studies (its as cool/geeky as it sounds, depending on your point of view) at the University of Kent – an awesome place, which will probably crop up frequently in this blog in my more meandering moments.  One of the reasons this blog has come into being is due to my living in Canterbury – I want to keep it that way, and I think that, in the long run, I will need more money than I can expect to get from a full-time job just leaving uni.

Anyway, preamble over – What am I going to write in this blog?  Probably, a great deal.  It has just occurred to me that the time spent writing in this blog could be far better spent by actually writing fiction, but, as will become apparent, I have difficulty staying on track.  This blog is going to act as a spur to ensure that I do the amount of work per day that I have told myself I must do.  In truth I doubt it will be a huge problem once I begin a routine, but its nice (in a very, very sad way) to know that if I don’t finish my three-pages a day, the internet will be disappointed :p

So, expect to see me throwing around concepts, character ideas, my frustrations with a particular scene or whatever, and general other things that pop into my brain as a result of trying to do what I have never achieved before – writing complete, excellent stories.  Wish me luck, internet.