I don’t think it’s a big secret that I want to be a famous writer and have my books made into movies and make oodles and gobs of money and never leave my house and be a mysterious author who won’t do interviews.
Then again, I don’t think I’ve ever told anyone that.
Oh well, the cat’s out of the bag now.
Good authors never use cliches. I know that, yet I just used one. Which proves, I have a very, very, very long journey ahead of me.
I heard an excellent quote the other day. It went like this: “Fail often, in order to succeed sooner.”
I love it. I fits my life of writing.
And it fits my life.
Last year, I began writing a book. And I’m not going to tell you about it because I read once that if you tell people about your book, then it’s “out there” floating in the world and the more you tell what it’s about, the more you are putting it “out there”, and eventually it is no longer inside you crying to get out and then you lose the desire to write it because it has completely seeped out of you and no longer exists as a story that needs to be told.
But I will tell you that it is filled with passion, murder, mayhem, love, romance, mystery, healing, horses, and perhaps a bit of comedy.
All of that.
I read books quite a bit, however slowly, to see other’s style of writing. There is a particular author whom all women on the face of the earth seem to swoon over except me. Nicholas Sparks. I watched the Notebook and thought it was a great movie. So I tried to read the book and I found it sappy and dull and never finished it. I’ve noticed Dear John is a movie now, so I checked out the book from the library and began reading it. I perservered through the first 20 pages.
And then I discovered Nicholas Sparks has stolen my idea!!!!
Not completely, but partially.
So now, I must continue to read Dear John to see how much of my idea he’s stolen. So far there has been no murder, mystery, mayhem or comedy. Just a lot of love, romance, horses and passion.
But the point is, even though I have no idea how much Dear John overlaps my idea, and even though I haven’t written but 17 pages of my own book, it discourages me to know that a book that just might have a similar idea of mine is already a best seller and a movie and that some other famous author is making oodles and gobs of money and it could’ve been me instead!!!!
So what did I learn from this?
GET OFF OF FACEBOOK AND GO WRITE A FRIGGIN BOOK BEFORE SOMEONE ELSE WITH BETTER TIME MANAGEMENT WRITES IT FOR YOU!!!
Time is wasting.