Wednesday, March 24, 2010
Road Trip Wednesday: Attack of the Clones...
Road Trip Wednesday is a "Blog Carnival," where YA Highway's contributors post a weekly writing- or reading-related question and answer it on our own blogs. You can hop from destination to destination and get everybody's unique take on the topic. We'd love for you to participate!
Borrowing a prompt from the illustrious Mr. Nathan Bransford, YA Highway wants to know: Which writer's career would you like to emulate?
Hmm. That's a good question! And, obviously one I feel compelled to answer. So here we go!
When I was eight, I discovered my mother's book collection and never looked back. This precipitated the monumental decision to become a writer. But not just any writer. I was going to be female Dean Koontz! I was going to dazzle the world with my tales of homicidal adventurers on a weekend killing spree, aliens landing on planet Earth intent upon creating a super species that would eradicate mankind, and genetics-enhancing experiments gone terribly wrong and the resulting government cover-up. Yes, lofty goals, but I knew that I could do it.
Years went by before I realized that that dream would never come true. Don't get me wrong. I was still going to be a writer, damn it. But teen years gave birth to the discovery of the romance. And just like that, I was hooked. So, is it any surprise that I now wanted to spend my days writing epic romances with beautiful headstrong heroines and dashing, brooding heroes?
Now, I am old. Yes, I can admit that, but I still won't tell you just how ancient I am! A girl needs to have some secrets ;) So, with all the wisdom that my years have amassed, I know with absolute certainty that I was not made to be the stylish clone of an already great writer. My interests in reading material are far to varied to allow myself to be pigeon-holed into only one genre.
No, I am me...As cliche as it sounds, I really am what I am...and what I am really needs no excuses! So, I may be poor and unpublished, but I am me! And, really, that's the way I like it!