The idea came to me after catching up on BBC’s show The Musketeers, based on, of course, The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas, which coincidentally happens to be my favourite of novels. The adventure, the intrigue, the romance, the pure poetic nature of the writing itself…I couldn’t ask for anything more. But I suppose I’m getting ahead of myself. Forgive me, I’ve been known to do that.
None of you know who I am. And in truth, I intend to keep this anonymity for some time. While I would much rather live in a time long before the internet, I can’t help but be grateful for opportunities such as this. I sit here, beautiful music filling my ears, my fingers tapping away unhesitatingly, and for once, no friend or foe can judge me. Simply because they do not know that it is I they would be judging. And what a wondrous thing that is.
While I’ll not give my name, not for a long while, at least, you will, of course, learn things about me in due time. You already know my favourite novel, and I believe that says quite a bit about a person. But I won’t divulge too much today. Merely enough to show you what you can expect in the posts to come.
I’m a lover of books. I’m a lover of the written word. I’m a lover of television and film. It is my fondness for such things which inspired the name of this blog, Fiction’s Mistress. A part of me simply liked the sound of it. But I feel as though it quite accurately describes me. No one is married to fiction. And fiction does not have one lover, but many. Many around the world bask in the incredible world of fiction, and no doubt that you yourself are one of them. I am but one of fiction’s many mistresses. And once I began to think about it, I realized there really wasn’t any other way I’d rather be known.
I am not someone who lives within one genre. But we all have our favourites, no matter how hard we try. I myself cannot help but fall in love with different eras and different worlds. Paris in the 17th Century, Middle Earth, Transylvania in the late 1800’s, Westeros, and all of space and time. The wonderful thing about the imagination is that it has no limit but that which we set on it, and I love to see how far we can stretch it.
I’ve yet to read many adventures. Every day I am discovering new worlds and times that I adore, and I hope to share those with you. Not only the ones I read and watch, but also the ones I create. Well, perhaps when we know each other better.
I suppose I’m starting this blog because I need a fresh start. I need somewhere to write where I do not hesitate, somewhere I can share my thoughts, the books, the shows, the things that I love, without the fear of judgement from family or friends. And as someone who much prefers the company of her books and Netflix to the humans around her, there really isn’t a better space to do it than here.
Thank you for visiting, and I hope you enjoy your stay here.
Sincerely, Fiction’s Mistress