My name is David Elrod, and I’m a writer. There’s no 12-step process to cure what ails me. It’s an addiction I’ve had since I was nine years old and began writing short stories and poems that I kept tucked away in a notebook under my bed. It took me years to share what I had written and were it not for the encouragement of two beloved teachers, I may never have advanced beyond that notebook under the bed, but here I am.
While I have yet to be published in a traditional sense, I’ve been blogging on my personal blog for about ten years and have even posted some stories and chapters from my novels there, but I decided that I wanted to split the writing from my personal anecdotes and I created this blog to exclusively share my fictional writing. This is where I will post drafts and experiment with different approaches to stories. Your feedback is most certainly appreciated.
If you’re wondering, I write in the literary genre, but I do have several stories in the science fiction genre. My favorite book of all time is Shantaram by Gregory David Roberts. I loved the Millennium trilogy by Stieg Larsson. Neither of these books are in the literary genre, but my interests are wide.
I have more story ideas than I will ever finish in my lifetime, but that makes it exciting for me. I love getting wrapped up in my characters. I get so wrapped up in them that I often think they are real, and I miss them when my stories are done. So far I’ve written three complete novels and I’m currently halfway through my fourth one. I also have countless short stories that I’ve written over the years.
I hope you find what I post here to be entertaining, and I hope you take the time to post constructive feedback. I’d love to have a good dialogue about the stories as I think that would be the most intellectually stimulating way to engage with readers. Until then, let’s get started!