I apologize for being M.I.A for so long! But, things went from slightly chaotic to super chaotic really fast. Don't worry, I am okay! And all is well in my world again. I know that people probably have a lot of questions, but I can't answer them! They will answer themselves, eventually, but I can't actually answer them. It sucks, I know, but it is what it is.
So, let's talk about something else!
I finally saw the new Sherlock Holmes movie, which I will write a full review for soon. I loved it, but I am not as enamored with it as I was with the first one. That's all I will say about it for now.
I'm trying to read as many books as I can. but I'm having trouble getting into anything. I saw an interview with E.L James today, the writer behind 50 Shades of Grey, and that was interesting and inspiring. She said something at the end, which are really words that I live by, 'write what you love'. And that is what I have been trying to do for some time, and I feel good as a writer when I do that.
Because, really, I am not writing for anyone other than me. Yes, I'd like other people to read it and love it but that's not what I am thinking about when I am diving into a book. I am thinking about me and how I feel during this process, because it is really food for the soul for me. Writing is what keeps me going, and what keeps me sane. And I write the type of book that I would want to read.
Right now what I am doing is trying to expand my horizons. Prove to myself that I can write whatever I set my mind to, and just sitting and writing whatever comes into my head as an exercise to keep my mind moving. I am looking at books that I would not normally look at (50 Shades of Grey, hello!), and trying to think outside the box. I've been reading a lot of Donald Maass and his Breakout Novel books, and thinking about the ideas that he presents in his book for making you a better writer. About upping the ante, about what my breakout novel would be, could be, should be.
I am taking time to learn, grow, and work on my craft right now and that's what I'll be writing about. I promise I won't neglect you as much anymore, dear blog readers! I appreciate your support and the fact that you keep coming back to read, big and wonderful things are on the horizon!