Sunday, January 4, 2009

The Life and Times of Johnny Blade has Finally Arrived!

After beating my head against a wall for months trying to decide the direction of my new writing project I am happy to announce The Life and Times of Johnny Blade is up and running.

I have had this project rolling around in my head for several months. I knew that I wanted to do something different compared to the other blogs and sites about Japan but I was unsure of the direction. I also wanted to create a cool writing project different from anything I have attempted in the past. My solution is to combine the web project and the writing project together creating something, I think, is unique.

The idea of The Life and Times of Johnny Blade is an on-going web novel about a guy trying to make it in Tokyo, Japan. The novel is broken down into volumes and sections. Each story is considered an edition of the larger work. There is also a side story section of the site which will feature stories related to the main plot. A very large task for me to take on but I feel that I am ready for a major writing project. It has been years since I took on a major writing project so I am excited to finally get this one off the ground. What I am a little nervous about is the fact that this will be my first big online writing project. I have not made a big splash on the online blogging world so this project will most likely expose my writing to a much larger group of people then The Ghost Letters does. I will have to be at my best when writing the Johnny Blade material. Spelling and structure errors are will have to be watched a hole lot closer. My proof reading skills are going to kick into high gear. This will only improve my ability to catch the little errors which I usually have to go back and fix later. Every edition of Johnny Blade will have to be as mistake free as possible before publishing.

My goal with the Johnny Blade series is to create a story which will be interesting, unique, an enjoyable read, and hopeful some people can relate to the themes and topics of the material. I hope that people will come to enjoy and look forward to each edition of Johnny Blade. I also hope that people are too hard on me at first. I am still working out some of the details like page design and such but I am happy with the set up so far. Please give The Life and Times of Johnny Blade a fair shot. If you like it give me some link love. Better yet, if you like it tell some of your net buddies who might also like it.

6 comments:

ジェイソン (Jason) said...

Good luck with your new project. I was trying to do something similar a few months back, and had even written quite a few "chapters" about life and experiences working in Nagoya and commuting from Gifu (write what you know, right?). Unfortunately, the project never went very far due to time constraints, and so the site is sitting empty on the web ...

I hope you'll have much more luck :)

TheGhost said...

Thank you so much. I have wanted to do this for a while but just could not find the right direction I was looking for. I am glad that I have gotten things rolling finally.

jonhohx said...

i believe if ure passionate about what u do and as long as what u do makes a big splash to "yourself" then that is all that matters. Gambate!!

Jason said...

I'm glad to hear you will rededicate yourself to proofreading your posts.

However, was this an intentional mistake to be ironic, or not: "I will have to be at my best when writing the Johnny Blade material. Spelling and structure errors are will have to be watched a hole lot closer."

Good luck with the novel.

MJG said...

Jason- Clearly you are not aware of the future potentive case Ryan is using here- 'are will have to' is well known in grammarian circles- it declines a little like this:

Are will have to...
Are will has to...
Is am have to...
Is am going to have to...

Tut tut, Jason, leap not before you will have are going to have looked, yes?

As for 'hole lot closer', Ryan is clearly expressing his wish for the immensity of improvement to be as big as, say, a very large hole. A black hole springs to mind- perhaps some of the massiest (mostest massy) objects in the universe.

Until next time.

Ryan- Best of luck.

TheGhost said...

Oh no the proofreading police are after me again. LOL

Anyway, yes I know that my editing skills are not as all mighty and powerful as others. That is what I get for paying someone else, in weed, to do all my editing in college.