I’ve mentioned before that Dublin warbler and his ‘roller-coaster’ instruction – so we will accept that premise as a given.
I write because I enjoy it – simple, but true.
I get excited when people read my scribbles – I do, and if they enjoy it, I get happier than a dog with two tails – that’s how I roll folks.
Writing is so many things to me, it is a cathartic outlet for creative frustrations, it is a release of emotional tensions and the purging of banshee ideas from my imagination onto (metaphorical) paper.
But above all it is an activity I truly enjoy.
Maybe after my fifty third international bestseller I’ll become a bit jaded – maybe… but I hope not.
I have been rereading and editing for the last two weeks and it’s reinforced my belief that my tales have merit and value.
Thomas Payne is a good story, it is an emotional journey that will cause you to wipe the odd tear from your eye, tears that Magic will have you again seeking the box of tissues.
My stories are good emotionally sympathetic tales of the darker crueller aspects of life – not as slasher horror stories knee deep in gore, but as intelligent engaging tales of decisions and their intended and unintended consequences.
I discuss and describe rape, the aftereffects and the emotional suffering that continually echoes with the victim, I also tell of the resilience of surviving.
We discuss sexuality, we trundle into same sex relationships to confirm that love is indeed love – and the loss of that love hurts all without favour.
We throw sexual exploitation into the mix, and we add self determination to make the best of what a less than perfect world has to offer as a counter discussion…
Thus far every tale I’ve written has contained a heavy dosing of emotional injuries and how people survive them. From the distant mountains of Afghanistan, to the city scape of New York, and innumerable stops in-between I’ve waxed lyrical about these injuries, and the coping mechanisms that folk use.
Maybe it’s my subgenre – my theme – or indeed maybe it’s not…
I mentioned that I’m proud of my tales, and I am.
Yes, the tales are what they are – the subject matter what it is, but the journey is more that worth it if you ever get the chance to follow Amy.
Do it – you won’t’ regret it!
I’m currently scribbling away at volume four, at the tale of our heroine being cast into prison and the adventures that follow.
I’m also (still) looking for an agent – that job opportunity is still unfilled…
Stay happy, enjoy what it is that you are doing, and hopefully that joy will transfer onto the pages that you write and be enjoyed by those readers that discover your works!
Stay safe – remain sane!