The publishing, self-publishing, digital-whatsie is more of a blood, sweat and tears thing.
I’m not complaining (hint, a clear indication that one IS complaining) but getting a book out there in the world is a hard business. It makes me squeamish, all the promoting I’ve been doing, but this is my excuse. If I don’t do it, nobody will.
So, I’m going to change the subject for a while. Why do you write? I mean we all write, that’s what blogging is, but I think people come at it from different angles. What’s yours?
I’ll start the ball rolling. I write because I love it. I write because as I fall asleep at night, eyes closed, images flickering, I’ve already started translating the events of the day into prose…
Such a simple question but oh so tough to answer . . . . I am so happy for you that you have found somewhere to put your writing, one word after the other, and brought together a great story!
One word after another…I like that! Sending your copy tomorrow. xox, V
I started writing because everybody I know knew all my stories … I needed new victims.
With fava beans and a nice chianti? 😉
Me too. I mean I write stories in my head as I go to bed and when I wake up. Some of them get translated on to paper. By the way, you know that we should rightly be called homo narrans http://books.google.co.nz/books?id=wNBaAwAAQBAJ&pg=PT63&lpg=PT63&dq=homo+narrans+the+wandering+mind&source=bl&ots=Ib9TKHJS7H&sig=HcLzqNLyLP9KNOgWBjHZimt8AGA&hl=en&sa=X&ei=6EF9U5zLCIHj8AXVmIK4Aw&ved=0CC4Q6AEwAQ#v=onepage&q=homo%20narrans%20the%20wandering%20mind&f=false
The best is when you’re working on a story and the next portion comes to you a dream. I love that. I have to search that book out! Thank you! Look for your post and a couple of recipes, Friday. 🙂
I write about movies because everyone I know is sick of me critiquing the film as we watch.
Hey, sit next to me! We can critique in tandem! What I really got in trouble for was saying what’s was going to happen next. It used to be a compulsion, until my brother refused to watch anymore movies with me.
I love to critique films, but never, EVER while they’re playing! I have been known to behead (verbally, at least) those who dare to break the Cone of Silence when watching a movie with me. If a film is worth seeing, it’s worth actually watching, I say. There are so many tiny moments in movies – a glance, a raised eyebrow, a whisper – that only take a second on the screen but add so much to the plot. If someone is yapping, everyone misses that moment. Then, after the last credits roll, it’s time to curl up with a cocktail, or dinner, or both, and discuss it in depth. This is why I always prefer my dates to be “a movie and dinner” instead of the other way around.
A great film will lull me into silence, but a bad one… like Jack the Giant Slayer… I would have to wear a helmet and full armor if I were sitting next to you 😉 . P.S. And I NEVER talk during a movie in a theater, only at home.
I write because it’s fun. Poems, songs, stories, blog posts… I don’t think I’d want to do any one of them exclusively, but to have all those options open is heady stuff! I’ve always agreed with the maxim “Variety is the spice of life” – in creativity as well as in vices. Currently enjoying devouring “It’s In His Kiss”!
Yes, it’s fun!
Glad you’re enjoying the book.
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