This question has come up to me many times and it is both flattering and a little scary. Flattering because it means that what I’m writing you a) enjoy and b) think is beautiful. That makes my heart sing. At the same time it’s incredibly scary because I am so scared of failure and I don’t know if I could write a book, eek!
My History with Writing
I used to do a lot of creative writing in high school. You know poetry and short stories and the like. I once wrote a series of vignettes from the perspective of a conscious taxi. It was one of my best ideas at the time and something that still occupies my thoughts. In fact, on my Honeymoon, I sketched out an entire plan of a book. It was about mermaids, it had disabled mermaid, a plus size mermaid, forbidden love, and a political plan that jeopardized the entire mermaid world. I was also thinking about how do they have sex, how do they communicate, what is their government like? At the time I was so excited about it, but then I went to actual thinking time and thought, would I ever actually write a book?
Could I Write?
I used to think I would be a rubbish writer because I studied literature way too much. I did not want to be concerned with symbols, repetition, and themes. It convinced me that I couldn’t do it. Maybe poetry, but I didn’t think I could do great poetry either. So I began thinking about what I would even write. That sentence alone boggles my mind. Some days I find that I love my writing. Others I think I sound like an SEO plugin’s best dream (short and super simple). Now that my mental health has been sort of all over the place, I wonder what I can do. Do I got a drawing board and flesh this out?
I know if I sat down I could try to do this. But my question of today is would I want to? Perhaps the easy answer is: at the moment you’re still unemployed so why the heck not? Yet I need the motivation. The drive to put my creative talents into it. Hopefully it could spawn into something creative that would aid my book blogging too. Who even knows. Clearly not me.
I can clearly not form coherent thoughts, so is this even a wise idea? I guess it just seems like a HUGE ENDEAVOR. And it actually 100% is. But maybe I just draw up some plans and see how it goes?
What do you think about writing a book, would you ever want to? Do you now?
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