Monday, June 14, 2010

'Tis a Miracle

Of epic proportions. I finished my first story on Friday. It's the first book I've ever finished...EVER! I know, it's a shocker. It's been my biggest dream/goal/thing since I was a kid that I would one day be a published author. I'll probably never reach the epic greatness of La Nora, but one of these days my books will be on the bookshelves.

Which brings me to my thought for the day. I've been a reader for as long if not longer than I've been a writer and it's always been my hope that I would write something that I as a reader would enjoy. It's been a definite learning experience as I've put pen to paper (or hands to keyboard depending).

I've learned what works for me (music, paper, pencil, quiet) and what doesn't (people, noise, irritants). I write to music. I have to have something playing quietly in my head phones and it allows me to just disappear into the world I'm creating.

I know most writers have a niche where they feel the most comfortable. For some it's writing hot, steamy erotic romances with scorching sex and storylines to match. For others it's epic fantasy with a strong hero or heroine on a journey to find themselves.

I seem to be the weirdo who likes to write everything. The novella I just finished is an erotica dealing with a one-night-stand that doesn't end up staying to just one night. I'm also in the midst of a paranormal romance series that'll end up being a five-book series some day. I also have an idea for this amazing, epic fantasy that'll follow five generations of a family. It seems like my brain is full of nonsense and I like it! :)

So for you writers out there, how did you find your niche where you feel comfortable? I'm always curious what makes someone write what they do.


Jessica said...

Even though I've never been published, I write. Sometimes it's good, sometimes not so good, and then there is when it's really bad. But I still write. Why? It's in my soul, and I need to get it out, on paper, in the computer, what ever. You write what you know, believe or make up. I'm an avid reader, I don't believe writers should stick to one style. My Motto: Spread your wings and fly! Just not to close to the

Congratulations on finishing your first piece. I look forward to finding it and reading it. I'll add your name to my list of authors to watch out for new stuff.

KT Grant said...

Isn't it a great feeling? I can't wait for when you announce your contract with a publisher. As another author told me, "it's not if it's going to happen, it's just when."

Kris said...

I've already congratulated you on your blog, but still. . YAY YOU! *g*

I write for my work, which is not quite the same thing as being involved with a creative process, but I do do the 'niche' thing too. Mine's more of a mood thing though. Sometimes I prefer absolute quiet with nothing to distract me and other times I have music blasting to drown out everything else around me.

Bridget Locke said...

Aw shucks, thanks Jessica. That really made my day.

KT-Hey, I read your stuff and it was good. Hopefully one of these days you'll tell me the same thing. :)

Kris- *hugs* You knowz I luvz ya, girlie. :D

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