Having failed to come up with another brilliant post (as my last one was), I have decided to let you into the mind of a writer. As Victor Hugo once said "A writer is a world trapped inside a person." so, in short, there is nothing UNcomplicated about us writers. We may stare into space and seem distant, or even appear empty headed at times, but that is only because we have entire civilizations pounding on the inside of our skulls.
Okay.... that was random.
Anyway, there is no way I can fit in everything that goes on in a writer's mind in ONE blog post. So many emotions come alive all at once in a writer. So many worlds and people live and die, affecting the writer in different ways. Writers see into the future. They have lived the past. And they are in the present with 15 different characters.
A writer can feel defeated one moment, and victorious the next. We weep bitterly when we mercilessly murder one of our own characters that we gave birth to (sometimes devouring them like an animal her young). And there will often be long periods when our characters refuse to speak to us, thereby halting our writing efforts all together, even though we know EXACTLY what they will do in the next chapter of the story. It can be likened unto constipation: you know what needs to happen, but it just ain't happening. Once it does happen though, there is no word to describe the relief you feel.
Writers ARE random. We made random COOL.
But really, it is those PUBLISHED authors you need to watch out for.
For, you see, they have a reader base. That means they have their fingers dipped into YOUR reality, and nothing, I mean NOTHING, gives them more pleasure than to shake your reality, or shatter it entirely. It is one of the few pleasures of a author's life to know that he (or she) is not only torturing their characters, but causing you to wallow in extreme agony as they do so. When there is an audience to be had, it is the sick, demented side of an author's personalty that really rears its ugly head.
The important thing for you to remember as a reader, though, is this: no matter how foolish or corny the story may sound, the author put tiny glass pieces of their past, their thoughts, their experiences, and their soul into that story. The author may not even be aware of this himself, but it is true. Whatever agony you may suffer by reading their story, know that they suffered years of the same agony before finally letting it all bleed out onto paper.
And something else you should keep in mind: writing is not as easy as it seems. It is something that must be honed. A sculpture made of words. Authors WORK HARD to put that pile of dead trees into your hand. Respect that.
Well, I take that back. Most authors work hard. However, personally, all my hard work is involved in dragging myself away from the refrigerator (or Pinterest).
Okay, well, that's not entirely true either. But it is true most of the time.
Just some little reminders from authors to you...
Author of the fantasy series, Tales of the Wovlen, Kathryn spends a great deal of time in the world of her imagination, having tea with fire breathing dragons, writing books on flying space ships, and practicing her mad scientist laugh with gusto. However, on occasion,she returns to this world just to play with her dog and blog about her fun.
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