Sleepwalking my way through life: The End



The End

Hello. I'm Joe, a 15 year old geek from Glasgow. Well I don't think I'm a geek but since that's the general opinion of all my friends I guess I'll go with that. What else? I guess that I can start with what I like.

That was almost three years ago, when I first logged on to Blogger and crafted my first and very badly written post. I thought it was brilliant, funny, and that any moment I would be snapped up by a publishing company. It’s amazing now to look back and see what my style was like, when I shortened words and said “itz” instead of “it’s” (I still shudder inwardly whenever I read that). And that was only in the beginning of my quest to plague the internet. Six hundred posts later and here I am, mission accomplished.

They say that one of the hardest parts to writing a story would be coming up with a good ending. To end a story you need a conclusion, or a cliff-hanger, or a resolution of some sort just to bring the arc to a close. But not always. Sometimes the story can go on forever, with infinite amounts of plot twists and revelations, but the narrative has to end – otherwise what’s really important will be bogged down with too much text. In the sea of words the reader will miss the development, the growth of character. All the metaphors, imagery, word choice will be lost in the never-ending story.

When the narrative runs its course, it doesn’t mean the end of the story. The characters will continue to live their lives. They’ll continue to smile, laugh, cry, hate, live and die – they just don’t need a narrative to tell it anymore.

Hello. I’m Joe, an 18 year old writer from Glasgow. Well, I don’t consider myself a writer just yet, but it seems to be the general opinion of a lot of my friends so I’ll go with it anyway. What else? I guess I can write whatever I like really.

And write I will.
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17 Comments:

At 8:11 pm, Anonymous Kiwi said...

I like the idea of characters continuing to live their lives. I've never thought about it that way; characters have only ever existed for me for as long as the book is open.

This post has a very final ring to it...

 
At 2:16 pm, Blogger Elisabeth Ice Cream said...

Are you deleting your blog?!?!?! *panick*

 
At 7:27 am, Blogger Elyse said...

Wow! I did not see that coming. Even though I haven't commented much on your blog I have adored reading it. Your writing is magnificent and will be missed. Please let us know of any future endeavors!!

 
At 11:57 am, Blogger rob k said...

joeeeee smeellllllssss

 
At 12:23 pm, Blogger Elisabeth Ice Cream said...

Right. You had us all for a little while, but now it's not funny anymore; you can blog now. Please?

 
At 10:59 pm, Anonymous brendan said...

Blog, damn, blog! :'(

 
At 1:08 am, Blogger Vivian said...

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

But if you really have decided to quit, please leave this blog up as a sort of remembrance for us. And know that I will be sitting in class behind my computer, and when I get caught in class, it will be your blog I'm reading to pass the time.

I'll miss you!

 
At 9:48 am, Anonymous Anonymous said...

He truned his collar up against the cold wind and looked up the street as the rain began to fall. The light from the street lamps seemed to dance as the rain drops bounced off the wet cobblestones and momentarily held his attention. 'Time to go', he thought and inhaled against the cigarette. He turned abrubtly and strode towards the light exhaling the smoke with the sort of sigh reserved for a private thought about a long lost lover. He turned his head for one last look and a single drop of rain extinguished the cigarette with a loud and heavy 'hiss'. 'Shit' said Joe, throwing the now useless stub to the ground ...

 
At 5:11 pm, Anonymous Kiwi said...

Haha :D Not sure whether that was supposed to be amusing. It was anyway.

 
At 5:17 pm, Blogger Emma said...

Jooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooe!

Hi!

 
At 8:21 pm, Blogger nattering natalie said...

Joe. I miss reading your stuff. Come back.

 
At 6:34 pm, Blogger Elisabeth Ice Cream said...

Dude, I have "Sleepwalking my way through life" symptoms, medicine: BLOG GODAMMIT!!!

plizz?

 
At 5:29 am, Blogger nattering natalie said...

I will come back...Sept. 20. When will you come back?

 
At 2:11 pm, Blogger nattering natalie said...

Yes, hooray. When do I get to write hooray in your comments?

 
At 5:38 am, Blogger Natalie said...

hm. well, thats interesting.
havent been on in awhile. on the last comment you posted me you asked "what about Now?"
well, you can read my new blog if you care to read about the new "Now"

 
At 7:49 pm, Blogger nattering natalie said...

joe - i know you're not writing here anymore, but you must be writing somewhere. share!

 
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