To write a book????

I want to write a book that inspires while making people laugh.  My fiance just deployed and one of my friends said I had to read the book “Confessions of a Military Wife” by Mollie Gross.  Now I am only part of the way through the book but I am in LOVE!!! I can completely relate to the author in some very creepy ways; not only because of having some similar experiences but also we fell in love with our Marine for the same reasons.  So of course, immediately I am comfortable and interested in reading about what she has to say, because I want to know what I have to look forward to!  The best part of this book is that she makes everything so funny and the same things that she finds funny are the same things I giggle about, which make them hysterical!!!

So I guess in order to write a book that will inspire along with making people laugh, I need to make a book that will inspire me and make me laugh.  Now, what to write about????  I can’t do the military thing because I barely understand it myself, in fact I call myself a military illiterate!  Maybe I can write a book about trying to survive ……..  Well I guess you’ll have to wait and find out what I survive!!!  And hey if I don’t then maybe it can be a book about how not to survive!!  Wish me luck!!

A very sensitive subject…

SO I want to write about a very sensitive topic, but before I say anything I want to preface with the following.  Everyone is allowed their own opinion and views.  I am by no means trying to press my opinion on anyone else.  In fact I encourage everyone to figure out your own beliefs and be proud of what you believe.angelsanddemons

Religion is one of the most sensitive subjects there is.  I have studied religions in college and listened to people talk about their own beliefs.  For all of my experiences I have come to have strong beliefs in my religion.  However, I am always open to new interpretations and new ideas.  I think that is very important for everyone.  You should always want to learn and grow, there is never a limit to the amount of knowledge that one can obtain.  Religion is one of those same things that you can never have enough new knowledge on.

With the new Dan Brown book coming out, I started thinking about all the religious controversy that surrounded his last two Robert Langdon books.  In some ways I can see how Catholics may not enjoy the subject matter that he chose to write about (The Catholic Church), when I read his books they only strength the faith in my beliefs.  “Science and Religion support the same thing – pure energy is the father of creation.” – Dan Brown, Davinci codeAngels & Demons

My boyfriend, who is Catholic, refuses to read the books just on principle.  I tend not to talk about this with him because he is so strong in his beliefs.  But I did ask him, “Would it really hurt you to read what someone else writes about your religion, especially if you are so strong in your beliefs?”  He refused to answer and walked away, so I dropped the subject.  I believe that many people that are upset by his books feel the same way that my boyfriend does, but have they ever read the books? There are many things that I very much admire about Catholicism, but I do try to keep my mind and heart open to other ideas.  “Some of us pray to Jesus, some of us go to Mecca, some of us study subatomic particles. In the end we are all just searching for truth, that which is greater than ourselves.” – Dan Brown, Angels & Demons

I preordered my copy of The Lost Symbol and it’s here!  I know I can’t open and read it yet because onlost symbolce I do I won’t be able to put it down and currently I have too much on my plate to stop and read. (And those of you who have read my previous stuff know I LOVE TO READ.)  I cannot wait to be taken into a new world and open my mind up to new and exciting ideas.  I hope that you will too!! “Science tells me God must exist. My mind tells me I will never understand God. And my heart tells me I am not meant to.” – Dan Brown, Angels & Demons

Drawn to Distraction

I have ADD and I am an avid animal lover.  SO when I read a book that has a dog in it, I am definitely in to it!!! Well I just finished reading a book and in this book the women gets kidnapped! While she’s walking her dog!!!.  I am sorry but after that scene knowing they didn’t take the milo-and-otis2dog, all I could think about was where is the dog!!  Please someone go back for the dog!! (Yes I am well aware that this is a book.)  I don’t think that I paid attention to anything that was said until the guy sent someone to find the dog.  I wonder if this happens to other people as well.  I do it with movies too.  I will fast forward to make sure that the animal will be ok.  But if a person is in that same situation I just keep watching.  Is something wrong with me?  I mean I cannot watch that Milo and Otis movie cause it is just too much for me.  Also that movie Homeward Bound, even though I know that everything will turn out ok because I’ve seen it before. I just can’t!!  This book that I was reading was a Vampire book so it had a lot of interest but all I could think about was WHERE WAS THE DOG!!!!  There was this movie I saw on tv, I can’t rememeber the name but this woman had two weimarane0810091315-00r dogs.  The woman, the dogs, oh and the other people that were with them had to go under water and swim to get out of this place.  The people and the woman came up but the dogs didn’t make it.  (I started crying, Yes that’s right!) Then the woman went to save them, the dogs came back up but the woman died. (I didn’t shed a tear for her.) Seriously is there something wrong with me!!!!!!  In case you didn’t know I do have a dog and a cat.  They entertain my life, along with the books.  I can’t help that I have a huge soft spot in my heart for animals!!  So I guess you could say that I am easily drawn to distraction!!!

If you can be a sex-addict why can’t you be a book-addict?

I learned something about myself today.  I thought it was pretty interesting.  I have been going through somethings in the last couple days and I needed to escape.  So what did I do, I picked up a book to read and a world to escape into.  I love reading! I can’t help it and I wonder if people have the same thoughts.  I actually think that it is an addiction.  If you can be a sex-addict why can’t you be a book-addict?

I constantly find myself escaping from my world to get into a good book.  Whenever I am lonely I find company in the characters I read about.  Whenever I am bored there is always something interesting to find in a book.  And whenever I need a good cry I can just pick up a book and cry it out along with the other characters.  I’m not crazy I swear, but this is the passion I that I have for books.  I get so tired of people saying that they’d rather watch a movie because it takes less time.  Puleease!!!  You are just too lazy to use your own imagination that is needed when reading a book.

This is why I want to write! I want to be able to allow some one to escape for just a little while.  I want some one to read my books and feel the same way I feel about the books I read.  I can’t guarantee that I’ll be a great writer but I will try my best.  I have to try and see what I can do.  I think that my passion for reading comes from the fact that I almost couldn’t read! Reading changed my life. Through wonderfully observant parents and teachers, I was identified as having dyslexia. I was tested for it and received help from the school system to get treated. I could not read until the second grade. I spent a summer going to Furman University, having a private tutor, and getting tutored in school. There were many privileges because of my dyslexia; longer time on tests, a person how would fill in my answer sheet for me so I didn’t put the wrong thing, and many other privileges. You are never fully cured from dyslexia; it stays with you all your life. I still catch myself reading the numbers backwards or writing down the wrong letters, I always have a little anxiety about reading aloud in class, because it is so hard for me. Since I learned to read you almost never find me without a book I am currently reading. So now you can understand why I think reading is so special.

When people ask me if I have ever read a book that changed my life I simply say yes. I have read so many that have changed my life it would take all day to explain which ones and why. The important part in reading is finding a book that you enjoy. Mystery, Horror, Drama, Fiction, Non-Fiction, Historical, Romance; as long as you enjoy reading it, it really doesn’t matter what it’s about. Reading can teach you new words, new cultures, new ideas and new things you never knew about yourself.

I love to inspire people to read, because it is so important to me. Whenever I can, I try and get a new person into a good book. A good book, if written well can help you explore your own emotions. A good book can make you laugh (go ahead and laugh out loud its ok) one chapter and tear up the next. A good book can help to develop your imagination; you can picture exactly what is happening in the book. I know that when I have a good book nothing can stop me from reading it, I am right in there beside the main character. A good book will change your life, even if it’s a small change.

* This is one of those tangents that I was talking about!!!

Murder She Wrote

As I mentioned in my previous post I someday want to be a writer.  My problem is, is that I have all these great ideas but once I have them I don’t know where to go with them.  I love murder mysteries with a little bit of romance involved, but the problem is I want it to be different and new.  Honestly how many times can you write a story where someone gets killed and an uninvolved party solves the case?  That was always my problem with Murder She Wrote (my mom loves that show), that poor woman couldn’t even go visit a family member without someone dropping dead.  And evenmurdershewrote when the police are trying to solve it, she just happens to see something or hear something that helps her solve the case.  I mean seriously there comes a time when I just wouldn’t leave my house anymore because of all the death around me!!

So my basic problem I love murder mysteries but it has to be something new and different that people are willing to pick up and read.  I love books!!! What attracts me to a book is the Title, sadly I pick my beer and wine the same way.  It can lead to some pretty sticky situations.  Janet Evanovich, who is one of my all time favorite authors!, doesn’t seem to have this problem.  In fact, she has written a 15 book murder mystery series that I can’t wait to pick up.  It’s never the same story and it’s always an interesting title.  I have read every single book that she has ever written!! How she comesone_money up with her stuff I will never know, but I hope that I can figure it out.  She always makes you laugh out loud whenever reading her books (which I should advise that you should be careful when reading her books in public because of the side effect of random out bursts of laughter.) I think that laughter is an important element in the writing but you can’t try to be funny or it ends up coming across as fake, it should be natural and just flow from you.  I think that I am a pretty funny person but having it come across in my writing is difficult.  I’m working on my writing and I think I will post some sample of my writing to hopefully get some feedback.  If you looking for a great read One for the Money by Janet Evanovich is a good one!!

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