This blog was created to document an young aspiring author’s attempt to finish a book… eventually. I hope that you find it to be at least slightly amusing, as that would give me hope that I do in fact have some writing talent and that this quest isn’t completely futile.

The name “my ass in a chair” was inspired by this piece of advice on one particular website that came up when I quite pathetically Googled “how to write a book”:

Write every day. Even if it’s just for 5 minutes, even if it’s just a sentence or a few words, sit down and write every single day. You have to get used to how it feels to sit there and that only happens if you put your ass in the chair every single day.

So this is me getting my ass in a chair (or my bed, or the lawn, or a couch in my favorite coffee shop) and finally getting something done … even if that something isn’t writing my book, it’s at least writing this blog.

Also see “Why I’m here.”