Writing Is A Tough Gig…

 

UnknownSo why do I love it so much??

I have to be honest, writing is one tough gig.  You sit for hours staring at that blank white page while the annoyingly blinking curser is begging to move.  Once it does, and you finally get a bit of inspiration, you slave for months, sometimes years over the perfect plot, stimulating characters and jaw dropping ending. Then, you have to throw it all out there for the world to read, be entertained and most of all judge.  Yep, it’s a tough gig… so why do I love it so much? Call me crazy, call me a glutton for punishment, but most of all, call me a writer, because I can’t think of anything else I’d rather do.

I love creating new worlds to climb into and explore.  It gives me the opportunity to do and say whatever the heck I want and at the same time entertain my readers (Well at least that’s my goal in this whole crazy process). I grew up pretty shy and for a long time, I held back on a lot things that I might do. As I have grown older, I have been known to be a little direct, although I do know how to use my God given filter.  Call it morals, call it good upbringing, call it whatever you like, but at times I do wish I had the gumption to do and say half of what my characters do in my daily life. There is a time and place for everything, and in my case, that would be through my stories.

The great thing about being a writer is I have a free pass to go out in the world and explore new and exciting things and then come home and write about it.  If I get called out I can justify my actions by claiming research, “It’s just research, not personal, really”… 😉  I have friends who won’t divulge too much about their lives in fear that they may pick up one of my books and read about it, and let’s be clear, if that happens, their story will probably be a lot more exciting after I get done with it. Let’s face it, the average person’s life is well, kinda boring.  But have no fear, that’s when the creative writer (that would be me) takes that hum drum story with potential and throws it in my creative hopper (that would be my brain)and creates a juicy storyline.

 

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So as I sit here finishing up  the outline for book 2 of Pretty Lives Ugly Truths, (yes, that is the actual picture of some of my scribbled notes) cough cough, paper shuffle, curser blinking, gazing up at my ceiling way too much. I smile at all the things I’ve conjured up from my “experiences” and daily creative mind dumping, (yes, everything helps and I hope to gawd I can thrill you like I did before) and with that I attempt to create another exciting page turner for you.

Well I better run before my creative juices stop flowing, I have a lot more writing to do.

Yep, writing is a tough gig but there isn’t anything else I would rather be doing.

I love to hear from you!

Until next time…

Keep reading and I promise to keep writing! 🙂

~K. Elle

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