Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Why Write?

Welcome to another edition of what I am calling, Writing Wednesdays! And,
this week, I managed to put the article on the blog on the correct day. :)
Today's article, which is also taken from Poetic Monthly Magazine, was
written in May of 2009, so it is a bit behind the times, but it still holds
true, today. The book I mention in the article is ready for publication,
and, wow, I can't hardly believe it! I hope your interest is peaked, and
after the article, I will give you a link to one of my websites, to learn
more about my books. So, here's the June 2009 article I wrote for Poetic
Monthly Magazine
www.poeticmonthly.com

Why Write?

[Yesterday, my grandmother asked me, "Well, why are you writing on another
book, when you haven't even sold very many copies of the book you just got
published?"
"Well," I answered, "why not? I mean, I plan to publish again, so I'd
better write while the ideas are coming, because there will come a time when
I'm fresh out of ideas."
For the past two weeks, I've been getting up around five A.M. and writing
for about an hour and a half before my children get up. I average about
five pages a day, sometimes less, sometimes more. The ideas just seem to
pop out of my head and flow through my fingers, until voila, I've got one
hundred and fifty-nine pages, most of which is completed enough to have
someone read over it. And, all this since I began the book in February.
As for publishing, well, it seems like it becomes something you just have to
do. It's like, now that I've done it once, I know I'll be doing it again.
It's a fever, if you will.
Here's another answer to my grandmother's question. My readers say I have
too.
Those who have read "Wild Heart" are begging for a sequel. I never thought
of writing one, until folks started asking, but now, the sequel to "Wild
Hart" is well on it's way. Depending on how many copies of "Wild Heart"
that I sell, I may have to wait until next spring to publish the next book
in the series, but that just gives me time to edit and edit and proof and
proof, and you know something, I think it's going to be better than the
first.
So, why write? Well, save it to say, I just can't help myself. I got folks
talking in my head, and they wanna get out.]

As you may or may not already know, the name of the sequel to "Wild Heart"
is "To Tame A Heart". It's approximately 572 pages, almost double the size
of the first book. :) I promise I'll let y'all know the minute it is
available for purchase, but until then, you can visit my website
www.wildheartbook.com
and explore to your heart's content. Let me know what you think of this post
and my website, too. I love hearing from my readers. Hearing from y'all lets
me know whether I'm on the right track or not.

So, there you have it, my entry for Writing Wednesdays! Did you like it? How
about Music Mondays, what did you think of that? Well, be sure to come back
each Monday and each Wednesday for something new. I'm thinking of doing one
on Fridays or Saturdays, but I haven't come up with what, yet. Until next
time, keep writing, keep reading, and keep praying.

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