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April 2, 2009

Here it comes again...

It's about that time again. It usually happens to me once every 4 or 5 weeks...sometimes more often than that. I can't help it. I don't really know how to stop it. When it starts up, it seems to be the only thing that occupies my mind. I try to suppress it because I don't really know what else to do. It's been really bad the past couple of days. The feeling has gotten so strong that I am starting to have trouble going to sleep because the thoughts are there...just floating around in my mind with no where to go.
LOL...had you going on something pretty serious didn't I? Actually, all I am talking about is my desire to write. It happens more frequently now than it used to. Especially if I start reading a good book or see a really good movie based on a good book. That's when I really, really get the itch to write. Whether I just write in my journal, jot down some thoughts in a notebook, or (if you guys are lucky) I blog. I watched "Twilight" yesterday. Yea I know I should have finished the book first, but I wanted to make sure that I would really like it before I spent time reading the book. Because I knew that even if I didn't like it, once I start a book I finish it. If not I'm stuck questioning what goes on and what happens at the end. Plus, as an aspiring writer, it's rude not to finish something that someone has put so much of their effort and time into.
Yep. "Twilight" has claimed another. I'm fascinated. Entranced even by the sheer simplicity, the romance, and the suspense of the story. Monsters and Vampires don't usually strike my fancy when it comes to something to read. I love horror movies, but to read about it is something totally different. I guess that's why I went ahead and watched the movie. I guess I thought it would give me a better visual of what Stephenie Meyer was trying to portray in the Cullen family. And, for those of you who haven't seen the movie or read the book, Edward Cullen (and the rest of his family for that matter) in no way visual compare to Vampire's of previous stories and movies. John Carpenter and whoever wrote Dracula gave them the depiction of hideously ugly creatures. Not Stephenie Meyer. They are far from hideous. No wonder teenage girls and adult women alike swoon at the sight and thought of Edward Cullen. It's romantic. He's romantic. Granted, he's a vampire....but romantic none the less. Anyways...that is not really what this blog was supposed to be about.
So, writing. Yea. That's what I want to do. I'm just having a little bit of difficulty finding somewhere to start. I will be fine if I can just find my topic. My story line. That's what I am having a hard time with. I feel like everything I come up with has already been done. And I guess, it probably has. Look at JK Rowling. She did Harry Potter and made millions...but if you sit and read it and know a little bit about Greek Mythology and CS Lewis' books, you will recognize a lot of similarity between them. Danielle Steele....all of her novels are "original" but they have all already been done. I don't know. I'm sure I'll come up with something. The key to writing is to "write what you know." I know alot about a lot of different things...but aside from some personal things that happened in my life years ago, there isn't a whole lot that I would really consider interesting enough to write about.
And when I say write...I mean as in a novel. Not a short story. Not just something to put words on paper. It's always been a goal of mine to write a novel. Hopefully something that is good enough to make it to the big screen one day. (Think Stephen King, Nicholas Sparks, Jodie Piccoult, Stephenie Meyer...) all of those have had there books made into Theatrical Hits. That's what I want. I want to write something that one day people will be able to sit in a movie theatre and watch on the big screen...something that has a meaning to it that in some way touches someones life. Something that can stir in someone the things that some of these authors works have stirred in me.
Now just to come up with that story. LOL. I included a poll on the left column of my blog. I'd like to know what kind of novels everyone that reads this prefers. Just to kind of get an idea of what people really like to read about. The NY Times Best Sellers list isn't much help because it's usually the same authors whose books are there over and over again. They have already proven themselves as outstanding authors so people continue to buy their books. No matter what they are about. I'm that way with Nicholas Sparks. I don't care what he writes about. I buy it and read it. And I always like it. I'd appreciate it if everyone who reads this would vote. Thanks!

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