Coloring Outside The LinesSeptember 18th, 2011 by admin received Comments Off
Anyone who knows me, knows that I have a history of coloring outside the lines. I will admit, this can be a very lonely habit, but it’s one that I seem unable to break, no matter how hard I try.
So you’re asking yourself, “What does she mean? Coloring outside the lines?”
Well, for the sake of this blog I will stick to the topic of writing.
When I began my journey into the world of publishing I attempted to write “in” stories just like everything else. In other words, stories that were an easy sell. I got through two before I realized this was more “work” than it was enjoyable. And for me writing is supposed to be enjoyable. Not that making money isn’t nice. Trust me, I long for the day I can do this full time, and know that my next book release will pay all the bills for a while, but until that day happens… And it may never happen which is exactly why writing has to be something I enjoy–a passion. Writing what everyone else was writing wasn’t fulfilling that requirement.
Since I’ve never followed the herd before I decided this was no different. I would not be a cookie cutter writer. I would risk everything. I would risk pissing people off, having them hate me, having them like me… Some days this is a very difficult pill to swallow but lucky for me I have LOTS of practice!
Now you’re asking yourself “what does this mean?”
It means–I hope–that when you pick up one of my urban fantasy-m/m books that it will be like nothing you have ever read before. That there will be no writer you can compare me too. That a new category will be have to be made, or maybe it is so off the wall/unique a category won’t be possible. That when you read my stories your emotions will fly off the handle–you will laugh, you will cry, and maybe you will even hate me for the things I do to my characters.
My goal is to leave the reader burning up inside—
I don’t want to write angst, I want to write lemmings diving of a cliff.
I don’t want to write passion, I want to write raging obsessions.
I don’t want to write drama, I want to write apocalyptic events.
I don’t want happy endings, I want to write How the *uck can you end it here where is the next G*dd*amned book!
Yup–that my friend–is coloring outside the lines.Writing News