The day I first called myself a writer, I cringed at the very thought. I heard the reply in conversation, “And…what do you write?” While the obvious answer would have been ‘books’ or ‘novels’, ‘fiction’ or ‘fantasy,’ I winced at the idea of letting anyone know that I had put my very soul on paper. I felt like I would have been on a street corner, exposing myself in public with words. I hid from the very notion…and I’m still hiding today.
The things that have run through my mind about my profession and myself at times amaze me. I have read articles calling the essence of what I do a craft…and maybe the actual telling of a story involves crafting. One needs to know where the commas go and how a sentences gets from the brain to the paper. However, there is much more than mechanics involved…or at least there should be.
To be honest, I prefer to think of my work as art. It is an artist who takes a craft one step farther… I paint with words. The pictures are, albeit, in the mind. As the reader, you see what I have envisioned, feel what I have intended and add your own interpretation to the mix.
There is no greater reward than to have touched a mind, inspire a thought.
And…what do you write?
Sit down. Put your feet up. Crack open a book cover…and find out.
Author of Dreamer, Seer and Kris
Dreamer and Seer are part of the Chronicles of Marithe, a fantasy series that transports the reader to a world of dragons and magic. The next installment of the group should release in 2014.
Kris – a murder mystery about a boy and his cat was released on Amazon on Nov 8th!