Monday, September 17, 2007

Why I Write

(My blogs are not illustrated because I haven't a clue how to do it!! If any Slinger wants to insert a Dracula picture, feel free.)

Maybe because I learned to read at three and I'm terrible at math, sports, and science. I mean, what else could I do? I filled up so many blue books on my exams in school and college that I always got an A even though I said almost nothing, just blathered on. I wrote the world's worst novel for my college thesis, because I majored in Child Study and it was easier to write a novel about kids than do a research project.
I write because I love to do it. During a long publishing drought, I considered giving up the whole thing, then decided...no, writing is what I do. My one published book came as an image in my mind ---- a boy staring at the house he can't go back to with an angel with a fiery sword barring the way. Didn't turn out like that at all, but that was the start. Some of my books get started with what feels like a great idea then they poop out. The one I'm trying to sell now came almost fully formed into my mind...sure wish that would happen more often!

3 comments:

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Susan

cyndyhenzel said...

Why write- in order of unimportance
1. Money. Made a living writing K-12 science stuff.
2. Slob. Hate dressing up. Especially shoes.
3. Control. People never do the interesting thing.
4. Humor. My hope that someday, someone will get it.
5. Travel. I write everywhere.
6. Insomnia. And any time.
7. Research. A place to use that fascinating trivia, play with ideas, think it through
8. Perfectionist. Gives me a chance to do it again and again and once more again until it is right.
9. Legacy. My best chance to make a difference to someone.
10. Writers. Hanging out with intelligent, creative, helpful, imaginative, driven, self-motivated people with a slipping hold on sanity.

Lotheus said...

I love the idea of the boy being barred from his home by an angel with a fiery sword! You said it is published? Do share the title so that I may boost your sales!