Happy New Year and welcome back to our group blog. Our great topic This month is “Everybody wants to write a book, but most do not. Writing is hard work. What got you started, and what helps you get through a complete story?”
How many times have you heard someone say, I’m going to write a book about that? They never do. I’m not sure what got me started. I’ve said several times before, I’ve written forever. In my teen years, I wrote locked room plots. I never wrote a whole book. I kept saying I should, but work, family life, got in the way. I still wrote, but never that book.Then in my early forties I was diagnosed with breast cancer. I was lucky. It was diagnosed early, but I’m one who believes things happen for a reason. I thought about where I was in life. I had a family, we’d done a lot of traveling, I had a great job. So, what was missing? And they only thing I could think of was that book I’d kept saying I would write. I had surgery, read, and practiced the Power of Positive Thinking and survived.
And I started to write. I did some reading about getting started on a book and it said writing romance was easy. So, I started a romance novel. First, romance isn’t easy. You need strong, well-developed characters, a good plot and great dialogue. And second, I like to read a good romance, but I need a murder, or crime or something suspenseful when I write. I finished that book. Why? Because I felt I had to, or I might get another nudge from somewhere in the universe. That book is hidden where no one will ever find it.I’ve been writing ever since. Why? Because it’s addictive. It’s part of my life. I can’t imagine not ever writing. I’m published, but it’s the writing that’s so important. Once I start a book, I have to finish, because I’m never quite sure where the story will go and I need to find out.
Now I’m curious why other started and I’m heading over to find out. Check out the other authors below.Skye Taylor http://www.skye-writer.com/blogging_by_the_sea
Margaret Fieland http://margaretfieland.wordpress.com
Heather Haven http://heatherhavenstories.com/blog/
Dr. Bob Rich http://wp.me/p3Xihq-SK
Connie Vines http://mizging.blogspot.com/
Victoria Chatham http://victoriachatham.blogspot.ca
Helena Fairfax http://www.helenafairfax.com
Marci Baun http://www.marcibaun.com/blog/
Judith Copek http://lynx-sis.blogspot.com/
Rachael Kosinski http://rachaelkosinski.weebly.com/
Diane Bator http://dbator.blogspot.ca/
A.J. Maguire http://ajmaguire.wordpress.com/
Rhobin Courtright http://www.rhobinleecourtright.com