How it all Began

Hello my name is Sydney and I am a bookaholic.

Every child has a fantasy about what they will be when they grow up. It’s the sweet and romantic idea of the innocent mind; a firefighter, a ballerina, an actor. The most popular Halloween costumes when you are 4 are the most illogical careers when you are 23. But, being a romantic and fairytale lover, I still believe  at 23 you can become your 4-year-old ideal. Thus, this blog was created.

My fantasy was to be a writer. A grand creator of stories and worlds people could lose themselves in. A wonderful visionary that wove ideas, logic, dreams, fantasy, fiction and reality into a Narnia-like land that people wanted to crawl into and stay for a while when they needed vacations from their own thoughts. I wanted to create the vehicle that carried people to self-realization and worldy understanding. I wanted to be C.S. Lewis, J.K. Rowling, Mark Twain. I wanted to solve problems and give shy girls confidence. I wanted… I wanted…

I wanted the world like every child does. And as I grew up I started to write short stories and essays that were praised by my English teachers (although awfully marked up with red pen due to my unique lack of spelling ability) but I could never push myself farther. I was a dreamer, for sure, but I was afraid and lacked confidence and my self-diagnosed ADD was my crutch to which I blamed my unfinished stories on. And so veering from my author path, I went to college and became an Event Planner. (And I capitalize that because I feel like I should at least celebrate my runner-up career, because it’s still pret-tay awesome.) Now, one year out of school, I have just gotten a promotion and a raise and while I should be shouting from peaks of Success Mountain, I am still achingly yearning to be a writer.

So here I am at 23, attempting to follow my dreams of being a writer… by becoming a blogger. But not just any blogger, a book review blogger. Because I cannot write, I read. And so I shall read, review, and write about my journeys into other people’s books until someday when I will create my own. I hope you will read what I write, critique my critiques, comment and advise me on what I can do better so that when my grand story finally manifests itself in my mind, I can have plenty of readers to review my work.

I thank you for joining my journey to my dreams. I hope that you will read the books I review because while not all will get my 5 star rating, every character, every world, every story has something to teach and will influence us in different ways. I value diversity of opinions and friendly discussions about differences will only make my story shine a little brighter (when I actually write it).

“You could rattle the stars,” she whispered. “You could do anything, if only you dared. And deep down, you know it, too. That’s what scares you most.” – Sara J. Maas, Throne of Glass

2 Responses to “How it all Began”

  1. Mayank December 12, 2012 at 3:02 AM #

    You have such an amazing blog here. I love what you said about how you’re attempting to follow your dreams by not only writing, but blogging. I also have ambitions to become an author, as I notice many bloggers do.

    Your writing just with these reviews is just brilliant. You describe everything with such detail, such emotion, it makes you just want to pick up the book and start reading! 🙂 So happy to have come across this blog!

    • WriterWannabe December 12, 2012 at 3:27 PM #

      Thank you so much! That’s the best comment I could receive! Hopefully we can both become writers someday and then share our awesome books with each other! Yeah!

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