Wednesday, December 29, 2010
A Writer Needs a Village.
Over a year ago I sat down to write, I mean really write. I'd always scribbled things here and there, but to write an actual book, I'd never truly attempted. But then everyone around me thought I had lost my mind. I couldn't blame them really. I was sort of talking an awful lot about faeries, and unfortunately, it's been documented that insanity has been known to follow such ramblings. But I wasn't losing it (come on that ship has already sailed). I was following a dream and dreamer's have built every single thing around us from the ground up. But I began to struggle with this concept after awhile. I found myself in a moment where I wondered if dreaming were actually just a foolish pastime. I even felt irresponsible at times. But thankfully, I didn't struggle for very long. No-dreaming is a gift, and we should never take it for granted because not all of us are blessed with the ability to do so. But all dreams have a beginning and an end. A cost sometimes filled with pain, ya know, the blood, sweat, tears, and alcohol (the alcohol purely for medicinal purposes). They start out at ground level- like, dug- out potato cellar level for some of us, but hey, it's a start. And it's up to us where we take ourselves from there. But we're not alone. We're a unique group of people-dreamers. And we've found each other for a reason. What would the journey be without partners in crime (shudder)? I wouldn't want to know. So this week, I'm going to help (or try to anyway) a fellow partner in crime-Lorelei Bell. On Friday, I'm going to post a special interview with Lorelei about her brand new book called Vampire Ascending. Lorelei has been brave enough to step out there and follow her dream and I can only admire her for her courage. I hope you'll join us for the interview, after all, it really does take a village in this business. In the meantime, tell me what you've been up to people. I'd love to know.