I’ve written fanfic and in RPGs on and off for years. I always found it amusing but didn’t take my writing very seriously until I found myself with an original idea for a historical fiction novel.

This idea has been compelling enough to make me seek instruction and disciplined practice in an effort to learn to write well.

My goal for the next year is to hone my skills while completing a book I want to read. This blog will chart my progress from dilettante to (hopefully) badass and all the joys and tribulations that involves.

Why “Inspired Melancholy”? It’s the 17th century esoteric notion that melancholy isn’t inherently negative, but can be an artistically inspired state.

That, and it sounds better than “Read My Stuff Eventually” or “Take Me Seriously”.


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