Monday, April 11, 2011

Why didn't I think of that before?

Hey guys,

Sorry for the break in transmission. Life is a little unreliable here. I missed a book giveaway, so I'll be announcing the winner of CHASING HARRY WINSTON on Thursday. Also, I'll give away two books to make up for the missed week (and the fact that I'm a hot mess in general.)

I've mentioned how I've been struggling with all that's going on: missing friends, so many people who've lost their lives and possessions, pressure from worried friends, trying to keep track of all the info, guilt, uselesness, stress etc.

I took Monday and Tuesday off last week to veg. I just sat in the house and did nothing. It was pretty restful. And for the rest of the week, I had opening ceremonies at different schools, so all I was required to do was listen to speeches. But I'm still a bit worn out.

And then it hit me. The perfect way to deal with everything. And I don't know how I didn't think about it before. I mean, I AM a writer, aren't I?

I'm going to write a book.

I've decided against non-fiction because I don't read it, and there are tons of people with Japan quals. I just live here. So I'm writing a fictionalised account. It's meant to be therapeutic- and I also plan to experiment with a style I haven't used before. At this point, I can't say whether I'll ever try to sell it. But I don't think there's ever been a book I NEED to write as much as this one.

How about you guys? Ever felt like there was something you absolutely HAD to write?


Abby Stevens said...

Very much so. I'm at my best when I'm writing something because I feel a deep need to get some emotion out on the page. :) It's not the most publishing worthy, usually, but it's the best for me.

Marquita Hockaday said...

YES! I love that feeling, too--unless I'm in the midst of revising a previous WIP. Like right now, I'm revising a historical AND a contemp. mystery YA but I am ACHING to write a new historical. I think this is a feeling that all writers get and it's such a rush.

Tricia J. O'Brien said...

Need is a powerful motivator. I have a feeling you will uncover all kinds of emotion when you write this one, and it will be powerful.
My best to you always in the midst of such heartache and uncertainty.