Why I Write
On my Burning Embers blog we are discussing publishing this month. That led me to think about the question above, why I write.
Well, I have been pondering this question a lot as I have been considering how to rebrand my blog, and my other social media presences. And here is what I have thus far.
I write because I have stories in my head that I will not leave my thoughts until I have committed them to paper. Some of the stories, such as “The Viscount of Sternboard” or “Excal’Byr” or “I Am Master Serv” were fun for me to write and edit. My current WIP, “The Cross of Roses,” a Fantasy Thriller novel about a serial killing Priest who uses magic to protect himself, is an exciting challenge to write. Other stories, such as “Undiscovered Title” I did not enjoy writing for one reason or another.
My mind is full of hundreds of other stories, one in particular is about a post-apocalyptic marine archaeologist, who tries to better understand our present culture without the use of written texts (because everything we do is increasingly digital) from the artifacts we leave behind. It is a fun idea that I look forward to working on one day, but right now I have other, more pressing stories and projects to work on.
So, in a nut-shell, that is why I write. That’s it. Simple as that. I have stories in my head that will not leave my head until I write them out. Most of the stories are inspired by my dreams, so long before I ever begin typing, I have an idea about some details of the story, characters, and landscape.
Which leads me to ask my fellow author friends, why do you write?