Writing books has always been easier than writing research papers. For me, at least. I hated writing English and Religion papers in high school. Just so boring! When I started writing my short stories at twelve, I found writing to also be enjoyable. Of course, story writing has certain aspects that make it similar to research papers. The story has to collect facts and present them in a tangible manner to the audience. It has an introduction (the appetizer), the body (main course), and an end (dessert). Think of writing as if you were cooking a big meal for somebody. Is it juicy? Spicy? Flavorful? Do you like your novel medium or rare? In this case, you want a well done story. A bit pun-ish, but hey, sue me.
My short stories were all like a bunch of little appetizers you get at happy hour at a restaurant. I was just getting warmed up. My first novel was the first part of a three course dinner. The next two course came out not long after that, and I started to feel good about my ‘cooking’ skills. The writing has continued; little projects here and there that just remind me that I can cook, as it were. That’s kind of one of the reasons I took up this blog. It allows me to write in a different manner than I’ve ever written before: in real time! I can endow some of my characters with my sardonic sense of humor, but, obviously for the sake of development, and individuality, not everyone of them can be like me. Here, every post can have a little bit of the real me in it, wit and all.
And on that note, it’s been real!