Sunday, October 08, 2006

A Brief Introduction

Well, here it is - my first Blog. I've wanted to do this for a while now, purely to make contact with writers like myself who love speculative fiction. I had no idea where to start and I noticed that a few writers who I admire were starting up Blogs. Now, I'm really doing it and it's great to be here!

I know introductions can be boring so I'm not going to bore you with my life story....yet. I simply thought it appropriate that my first entry should tell you a little about myself. There's going to be plenty of time to fill you in on my origins and what I've been up to before making my debut on this Blog.

So, let's start with the present. I live in Bendigo, Victoria with my beautiful wife, Jennie and we're expecting our first child in February 2007 - exciting stuff! We've even resisted the temptation to find out what the sex is. We want the surprise instead - it'll add more emotion to the birth and make the experience really special.

For the past five years I have been reluctantly working in telecommunications (selling mobile phones). My dream, like many emerging writers is to write full-time. Unfortunately, as reality would have it, a writer at the beginning of his career needs to eat, pay the bills, the mortgage and prepare for his child's arrival. For the time being, I have to put on a happy face and tolerate the monotony of my dead-end job. I've even thought of going down the same road Dean Koontz did. Remember when his wife said she'd give him five years to become a success and that she'd support him financially for that time? You know what happened - he did just that. I've toyed with the idea of convincing my wife to let me do the same thing - I know the answer would be no, so I've never mentioned it to her. She's always right and she keeps me well-grounded (one of the millions of reasons I love her to bits).

Since this is my first post, I've made it a light one. I don't want to bog you down with excess wordage at this stage. You'll get to know me as we go along, trust me. Next time, I'll reveal a little more about my past as well as what I've been doing with my writing over the past couple of years - we've got plenty of time.

1 comment:

Elstoner said...

Hey Chris, let me be the first to say cool bloggin site! Onnie told me all about it :)
I like the pic you got up too! I've read some of you're stories too, i think you've got what it takes.
You should make a blog site on too, i'm on there, ya can add me! :)
Cya round mate
Eric :)