Friday, October 2, 2009

What's The Point?

Good Morning Cyber-Space!

Oh boy, all of a sudden I have this gigantic urge to yell that greeting out. LOL I haven't finished my coffee, so maybe I'll make more sense when I have. In the mean time...

When you're writing a story what is it you want to do with it?

Okay, I'm not talking about the obvious, which is, publish the story...here's what I mean: I'm not asking why you write, but why the particular book you either finished or are working on? What struck you about the idea that made you say "Yes! I need to write this?" Was it something that didn't leave you alone? Or just this wonderful flash of inspiration that made you say "Oh, this one! This story."

For me, the reason I wrote Surreal was because after a long time of being "dry" (uninspired and writer blocked) the idea started taking shape and I got excited about it. I began to enjoy the story as I pictured the scenes and the characters. Their mannerisms, et cetera. I was determined to see the story through.

When it comes to Conjure A Man, a similar situation arose. The idea clicked in my head. I loved the title and thought it spoke to me and thought it would probably catch readers' eyes. I like the characters a lot. Delaney is easily embarrassed by Pierre, when normally a man wouldn't faze her. It's like the connection was there the moment he walked into her living room. So, pretty fun there for me.

So what about you? Why are you writing the story/stories you are? What made you go for the ones you've written?

Have A Fantastic Friday!


Marsha Sigman said...

My current wip is something I gave a lot of thought to. I decided to write what I wanted so I asked myself if I lived in a world where anything was possible...what would be the coolest thing ever that could happen? That is how I came up with the idea for my story. It is something I would love to read about and I'm hoping when I'm done others will feel the same. It does not leave me alone, I think about when I go to sleep at night and when I wake up in the morning.

bethanyintexas said...


Sounds cool! Best of luck with your wip(s)!