I’d rather not clog up my blog with posts about only books and writing because, honestly, not everyone wants to read about that. However, it’s obvious that I’ll write a few posts about them, as books are my passion. This page, though, I’ll dedicate to purely literature. Books I’ve read, books I’ve written, and why I will, forever and always, love them.
Books saved my life.
No, I’m not being dramatic. I was once in quite a dark place, where I had lost my sense of identity. I had no one–not even myself. I had completely lost the drive, the will . . .
I had lost that special purpose you’re supposed to feel; the one that makes you wake up in the morning.
It was gone, and I was almost gone. Then, I found books.
At first, it was the ability to escape. I could escape from my tormentors, escape from my life, and escape from myself. I could dive into the fictional world and become the protagonist. I could live their life.
I could become someone other than myself.
Even if it was just for a few hours, a few minutes, a few seconds. I could be someone with courage, a purpose, and love. I could be strong, fearless, and full of life. I could be the exact opposite of who I was.
After awhile, my love for literature grew. I started to learn to truly appreciate the art of creating novels, and just like any true fan, I yearned to master it. It was my goal to get my first book published; that became my new purpose, my drive, my passion. I wrote, and discarded my work. I restarted, and accidentally deleted it. I rewrote it, and decided I could do better. This went on until the summer of 2016, when I sat down and wrote until my fingers were sore from banging on the keyboard. Insert Name Here was born, and it’s definitely my baby. 69,000 words of my blood, sweat, and tears.
I didn’t know how much of a headache finding a literary agent would be.
I still haven’t found one, after about 6 months of searching. I’ve come to the realization that maybe my baby just isn’t right for the market right now. It’s sad, but I haven’t given up. I have many more book ideas up my sleeve, and one of them will get published, even if it takes me 60 years of working as a waitress to get to that point.
I’ve vowed to write a book every single summer for the rest of my schooling, and then write full time once I’m free to do as I see fit. If you’ve already done the simple math in your head, that means I’ll write an estimated 4 books per year if I stick to my 3-month schedule. (“Three months to write a book? That’s crazy!” you say. Wait for my blog post on how to achieve a life-long goal in 90 days. It’ll be explained in more detail there.)
So, yes, you’ll be seeing a lot more of my name in bookstores. Maybe in 60 years, maybe in 6 months. Who knows? In the meantime, I’ll keep you updated on this blog.
My All-time Favorite Books List:
- The Hunger Games, Catching Fire, and Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins
- Death Note: Another Note- The Los Angeles BB Murder Cases by Nisio Isin
- Legend, Prodigy, and Champion by Marie Lu
- The Young Elites, The Rose Society, and The Midnight Star by Marie Lu
- Divergent, Insurgent, and Allegiant by Veronica Roth
- Clockwork Angel, Clockwork Prince, and Clockwork Princess by Cassandra Clare
- The Book Thief by Markus Zusak