Journey Into the Unknown

“To be quite honest, I am a bit nervous about the whole affair.  Not because I feel I have done anything wrong, but inasmuch as I am worried whether I really did anything right!”

On August 8th, 2017, just three days ago as of this writing, I uploaded the first issue of my new ongoing monthly oceanic adventure serial, Blue Daunia, to the Amazon Kindle store.  Here’s the scary part though:  it’s my first-ever anything in terms of published work.  To be quite honest, I am a bit nervous about the whole affair.  Not because I feel I have done anything wrong, but inasmuch as I am worried whether I really did anything right!  This website, brand-new as of today August 11th 2017, will serve two purposes.  First, it will chronicle my trials and tribulations as a brand-new indie author embarking upon a potentially life-changing journey.  Secondly, it will, in the future, serve as my website as an established author (this requiring optimism, forward thinking, hard work, luck and hope).

Oh, and, by the way. . .  here’s the link to my Amazon Author’s Page, which at this time is just a bit sparse in terms of shoppable content, but bear with me, and check back here frequently, as I seek to change that and keep you posted about the journey I’m on to get that goal  accomplished.

So, if you’re an aspiring indie author and you’re wondering what it’s like to go through this process, or if you’re well underway and just want to read some posts to see if your mind-set matches that of someone who has already been through it, then hop aboard.  I’ll be talking about everything from the steps I took to how I felt during them, to things like dialogue, action scenes, compelling characterization, self-doubt, discipline, and so very much more.  Oh, there will be personal ramblings as well. . . observations about movies and sandwiches and paperclips and whatnot, and as I get those typed up, I’ll stick everything under the tab “That BLOG Thing” and you can find a list of categories over to the right of any given post within it.

 

Author: Benjamin Brunson

Benjamin Brunson (born 1975) started writing at the age of 7, when his father encouraged his pounding out of stories about a certain movie archaeologist on a family typewriter. He grew up in an era when action movies were iconic, and comic books were a mere 75 cents and available at every grocery store and corner gas station. His imagination was further fueled by a mother who introduced him to books and reading at an early age, eventually gifting him with copies of Treasure Island and 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea. That same mother would also bestow upon him a deep love and respect for the ocean and a good storm. Brunson would go on to participate in a creative writing magnet school program in his high school years in Montgomery, Alabama, where he became co-editor of the program’s literary magazine under the tutelage of Jerry Lawrence. At Auburn University, he majored in English and Literature, and quickly landed a spot as the film critic for the campus newspaper. The professors he would encounter in his collegiate career, namely Dr. Oliver Billingslea and Dr. Suzie Paul, would inspire him and help shape and steer his lifelong dream of creating fiction. In 2003, a major television network would cancel Brunson’s favorite sci-fi show about a group of ragtag misfits who, aboard a cargo spacecraft, took on various odd jobs in order to cull out a living and keep on flying. Feeling as if a deep void had been created in his life from the loss of the show, Brunson channeled his love for the ocean and began scribbling the notes for a handful of newly created characters and locations. These notes would, fourteen years later, form the basis for his monthly oceanic adventure saga, Blue Daunia.

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