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.