Thursday, August 25, 2011

Sparkfest: Doomed to be a Writer

Sparkfest re-post?! Believe it or not, the month of July was so crazy with busy-ness and sick kids that I actually thought the sparkfest started on July 22nd - I literally was a month early when I first posted "Doomed to be a writer". Considering that I am usually 15 minutes late to everything, and hope to be late to my funeral . . .well, it was interesting timing for me. Kind of embarassing really. Anyway, here it is again. Doomed to be a writer -


Sparkfest is an awesome Blogfest hosted by Christine Tyler at The Writer Coaster

We get a choice of three questions, or the wonderful random choice of making up a little bit of our own idea and mixing it with the theme . . . which is more the way I write already.

So, I thought about the question: which book made you realize you were doomed to be a writer?

And I have to say . . . all of them. Really, every book I read makes me realize that I'm doomed to be a writer. Whether I love the books I read, or strongly dislike them to the point of barely restraining myself from the urge to throw them across the room . . . I still come away wanting to write. And I love reading. I read like I breathe. I read fiction all the time, and non-fiction every day in smaller doses. Every time I put a book down, I am filled with the compelling urge to write, and write, and write again.

Sometimes the perfect, sweet, wow, amazing, incredible books fill me with a bittersweet hope that I will write like that someday.

Sometimes the awful, disgusting beyond belief, yuck, crummy, no-way-would-the-heroine-be-that-naive books fill me with the need to write a better story.

I can't remember the first book that made me realize that I'm doomed and blessed to be a writer, but each time I read I feel the need for paper and pen, or keyboard and screen.

If you haven't joined Sparkfest - go and sign up. Or just add your thoughts to the comment section - what book (s) fill you with the urge to write?




Scripture Blessings:
"And God said, 'Let there be light,' and there was light." Genesis 1:3

6 comments:

  1. Yay for all books! There might be certain ones that are brighter, but you're right. All books can ignite that spark and keep it going. :)

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  2. Hi from a fellow Sparkfester! You know, I like that you mentioned the way that books you absolutely hated can inspire you just because you KNOW you can do it better! LOL.... Nice job! :-)

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  3. Alex - exactly!

    Cherie - I completely agree.

    Crystal - Thanks! and great to meet you!

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  4. Hi Tyrean,

    Found ya through the Sparkfest listing. You're so right! Even though I have my favorites, I think every single book I read influences me in some way.

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  5. It's embarrassing to admit how many crummy books contributed to me wanting to write something to defeat it. Haha, love it.

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