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.
(Until we speak again)