Inyë ólëa ata — An Introduction

Inyë ólëa ata.

Loosely translated, it means ‘I Dream Again’ in J.R.R. Tolkien’s Elvish language.

That should tell you at least two things about myself.

1.) I’m a ‘Tolkienite.’  That is, a complete nut about all written works by the great J.R.R. Tolkien.  I have endeavored to learn Elvish through a website (www.councilofelrond.com), and while I haven’t gotten too far in that endeavor, I have enjoyed it.

2.) I’m dreaming again.  As a writer, I have often faced the frustration of writer’s block, or of being too busy to write.  But I had to quit my job last fall when we moved to a new city, so that alleviated the ‘too busy’ portion of the problem.  Writer’s block I have overcome, to a certain degree, by writing short stories instead of attempting novels.  I have written two short stories in the past two months and feel on top of the world.  I am once again dreaming of achieving that which, for awhile, I had given up on.

So this blog stands as one of my primary outlets.  To records my struggles and my dreams, my failures and my victories.  And maybe to encourage a few fellow writers along the way.

Tenn’ enquetielva,

(Until we speak again)



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