Welcome back to the 52weekMFRW bloghop challenge. This is week 26 and we are about halfway now. I feel an accomplishment already by sticking to it and making a habit to blog every Friday. Thus weeks topic is Why I Write.
7 years ago my disc ruptured and nearly severed my nerve in my hip. I had to have surgery and have the disc removed and my spine fused where it came out as it was so low they felt this was the better option that rods and stuff. Now I have chronic backpain and that leg is still not the same. It is weak, sometimes it seems to disappear and it limits my mobility and freedom. I also have asthma and seizures limiting what I can do and now I pretty much can’t go anywhere or do anything alone. Not even go outside to work in my yard.
I was reading paranormal romances and urban fantasies such as Kim Harrison’s Hallows series and Laurell K Hamilton’s Anita Blake as fast as I could get them. I was depressed and seemed like all I did was lay around. One day on the computer I saw a thing about writing books. Something in me clicked. Voices began whispering in my ear.
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I began writing on a notepad. Sad thing is my handwriting is barely legible to myself. I began researching more and more and got into some writing groups and met a writing coach that was starting out and she took me on. I began building a platform on Facebook and in the meantime jotting down this story in my head. It was an urban fantasy and I have notebooks for 4 stories that are sort of drafted and 2 more partially done in that series alone. Every night in the tub I slipped in my Walkman and let the voices talk to me. Got out and jotted down the story.
I began getting up in the mornings and writing , especially once I found Word so much easier. I would write a while, research a while, read books on writing, outlining, etc. I had a new focus. I had a reason to get up out of bed. I may not have a book out yet but I do have a file full of rough drafts. Another full of Ideas. This year I changed my goals to getting at least one published and changed my goals to self-publishing. The reason for that is another story.
The voices just keep coming from all genres. I cant play favorites so I will write what i feel at the time.
I guess you can say writing saved me.
Why do you write? Let’s go see why the other authors write!
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