Friday, February 25, 2011
Today, I’m going to give you a little peek into how my mind works. ( I warn you now: You may want to cover your eyes. This could get scary…. I’m just sayin’.) While I drive, my mind tends to wander. That’s how I come across most of my story ideas actually.
But anyway, I digress. Today while driving, my mind wandered down a curious path.
I was thinking about what I loved best about writing. Why I do it? Or even more so why I got into it in the first place?
And the answer that I found was because of the adventure in all of it. And no I’m not talking about the road to publication (that is a whole other story entirely…pun intended :) ) What I’m talking about are the worlds I create - the lives of my characters and what they have to go through. And I get to live those adventures vicariously through them!
Most of the time, we settle into our lives after our teen years- sometimes 20’s, sometimes 30’s. But we pick up a standard routine and just live on in that pattern. It’s not a bad thing. Truthfully, I love my life with all my heart, but chances are pretty darn good that I’m never going to get to run the streets of London in an effort to escape corporate spies or government assassins. (This is the part where you say “Uh Duh!”) But do you know what I mean? It’s a chance to experience things that I never would under ordinary circumstances. That’s what I absolutely love about writing.
What about you?