It is Thursday once again. The chat is hosted as always by Jessica from Sweet Green Tangerine and today her co-host is Kimberly from The Simplicity of Being Curious.
Am I an aspiring author?
Have I ever actually written a book?
I've always loved reading books. It wasn't until my sophomore year of high school that I found out I love to write. My school offered a creative writing class. The class was taught by my literature teacher, who I loved. So... I signed up. I immediately fell in love with putting pen to paper and just spilling my soul onto the page. That class was my favorite. I couldn't wait to get there every day and see what the writing topic would be.
Since that class I've had that pull in me to write a book. I can feel it just waiting to get out.
BUT I don't know how to make it happen. I don't know how to make it work. I do know that someday I'd love to walk into a book store and see my name on the cover of a book. A book I wrote and finished. A book people want to read. I just need to figure out how to get there. That journey has to begin with a story. That's the hardest part... The story. I have them floating around on my head but none of them feel right.
An author came to our class one day to speak to us. Shame on me for not remembering her name or much of what she said. I do remember her saying something like: The only way you will be a good writer is if you write everyday. You have to! It has to be part of your life.
Sadly I don't write everyday. Unless you count blogging. I don't sit down and REALLY write. I know I should. I know I need to. Maybe this book chat topic will be my push to do just that. Perhaps when I have a published book you'll find me thanking the book chat in my acknowledgments....