I was in a great conversation with a very close and dear friend. We were discussing our writing careers among how things have changed for us and why.
During my explanation to her, I was going on about how I’d lost touch with all the things I used to love. That I’d grown so worried about all the steps and trying to be correct, that I forgot about all the things I enjoyed writing about.
We were discussing how much she loved Malevolent Mind and how much I enjoyed writing it. I told her stories about how I came up with the character Zilla. It was a fascinating conversation.
It was a great conversation and reminded me how much I love to write twisted tales. Those things that are so focused on the dark and even psychological twists are some of my favorite things to write about. I’ve gotten away from that over the last few years and I can’t even pinpoint why.
Something changed in me and I quit writing those type of books. It saddens me to even think about all the time that I’ve walked away from it. Needless to say, I need to focus more on the things that I enjoy and quit trying to write the things that I think I can sell.
It’s been all about writing what I believe more people will buy. While I’m not horrible at it, it certainly has taken its toll on me. I won’t stop writing the fantasy series I’m working on, but I can enjoy writing the dark stuff as well.
After having such a great conversation with Ellie Mack, I can’t wait to dig in and write something a little darker. It makes my heart beat faster with excitement just to think of doing such a thing. I’ve forgotten how much I enjoy writing that type of thing and I can’t wait to do so again.
Also as a side note, the proof copy of Poisonous Revenge will be here today. I can’t wait to see that in print.
So, while I dig into my writing once more and enjoy the process, remember to L.O.L. (Live it, Own it, Love it) or it isn’t worth doing.