My name is Tresa Strohkirch.
I have been writing for as long as I can remember. I started out writing a diary, as many kids do. After I filled a book with all my thoughts, I decided I wanted to fill some more. Then middle school came and English classes were fascinating. I always loved to read, too. I wrote my first 'book' when I was 13. I realize now that it wasn't very long, but back then, 52 hand written pages seemed like a lot to me! I worked on that story for years, throughout high school, trying to turn it into something real. There were far too many plot holes and stray thoughts. While nothing ever came of that first real story, I still have the original copies; it's fun to look back on and see how far I've come.
During this time, I also did a lot of co-operative writing, also known as roleplaying; fleshing out stories with writing partners. We each would come up with a story and pick characters to control and then write a story. I had a few really great partners and talked about publishing our story. I wrote with someone for almost two years, consistently, and printed out every single post we each did, keeping them in order. We never published it, but I still have those original copies, as well.
After that, I joined NaNoWriMo for the first time, because I loved writing fiction stories. I came really close to finishing my very first year, but never did. I skipped a year, and then tried again. I actually finished my second try, but never cashed in on the free paperback book, which I regret. But I still have the original Word document for that as well. That was three or four years ago. I've tried twice more, but never got past the halfway point.
I moved on to blogging because it just wasn't the right timing for fiction. I realized I needed to start smaller, build up some experience, and let life settle down. I started back in 2014, did it for a very short time, then gave up because I thought I wasn't good enough. I started back up again, almost two years later, to the date. This time around, something just feels right. Maybe it's timing, fate, whatever you want to call it, but this time, I'm really committing myself to being a dedicated and consistent writer/blogger.
My blog revolves around words, their definitions, and their true, intended meanings, which have been lost. If you're a logophile at heart, enjoy exploring definitions and looking at the literal meaning of words, then you've come to the right place. I guarantee you'll enjoy my blog.