It was about 25 years ago that I found the inspiration that led to the development of my fantasy universe, which I call the Darkstar Dimension. Sixteen of those years, this domain, Sygnus.org, has been registered as a space dedicated to the creative works that take place in this dimension.
There’s been a number of these projects over the years — online novels, short stories, webcomics, and even attempts at RPG games. I keep telling myself that 25 years of being stuck in one dimension should be enough to figure out what I’d like to produce for a writing/creativity blog. But, it’s just not that easy for some reason.
Creation and inspiration are fickle things, as anyone who creates will tell you. On top of that, I’m an easily distracted person. I’ve re-purposed this site time and again, often going back and forth from making it a hub to a blog, then back to a hub again. I hope this isn’t another one of those times… but you don’t know if you don’t try, I suppose.
I know I can blog consistently. I’ve run my Gaming/Geek blog for close to 4 years. For me, writing about gaming and other geeky things comes pretty easy since I spend most of my free time focused on these things. But in doing that, I’ve noticed that I’ve sacrificed time and creativity with my other projects…
I did an impromptu NaNoWriMo this year (and miraculously finished it), and this was kinda a wake-up call for me. Writing a blog post or technical stuff (like I do for work) requires flexing a completely different set of writing muscles from writing creative fiction.
It had been so long since I wrote fiction, I wasn’t even sure if I was capable of doing it! Still, when I jumped in feet-first this past November, I discovered there were all sorts of ideas and characters waiting for me under the surface… that I had no idea were even there!
This shook things up and reminded me what I loved about creative writing. It also encouraged me to think about dedicating more time and thought towards my fictional universe… in discussing how it came to be and where it might be going.
I’d like this blog to be casual, random and just something I write in from time to time on the side. I know realistically I won’t be able to put the time into it that I do my gaming blog, but that’s okay.
I’m not sure if anyone will be interested in any of these ramblings, but that’s also okay. I’m just going to toss my creative thoughts out at the Internet and see what happens.