I am still here. Trying to come up with something to write. It’s insane. I can’t get the idea of writing out of my head, but I just can’t seem to grasp something fascinating enough to actually sit and put on paper (or the computer considering that’s where I do all of my writing) It’s really strange to me. I have always had this nagging feeling that one day I would write. Josh has been trying to tell me this for months. Since he met me and really started looking at some of the stuff that I wrote in high school. My mom has told me. My high school English teacher offered to edit my writing for me and help me to get it published. It’s just funny that now, with a 5 month old and almost 0 time to really devote to writing, is when this urge, this unwavering passion has stirred up.
And I am still trying to figure out where it came from. I read “The Lucky One” by Nicholas Sparks a few weeks ago. I started on “Love the One your With” by Emily Giffin and got really into it, but then I made the “Twilight” mistake. I think the combination of all of those books just hit a nerve. I am completely fascinated with the Young Adult genre all of a sudden. I look at the success of “Gossip Girl”, “Harry Potter”, and “Twilight” and wonder if maybe I need to broaden my literary horizon. I think a part of me was dead set and focused on writing something that appealed to adults, but the more I think about, that just doesn’t seem like it will work. I’m not even 22 yet. Granted, I am mature beyond my age, but romances about women who are divorced and lookingn for second love or whatever isn’t something that I would have any knowledge of writing about.
Again, I turn to Nicholas Sparks as inspiration. And now Stephenie Meyer. More for their ability to write a page turner than anything else. (Granted the stories are fabulous, but I look from the literary perspective.) ::Sigh:: Anyways…those of you that read this, prayers for an idea for a book would really be appreciated. I’m dying for something to put on paper. Seriously. It’s turned into a physical desire and need. But I have a huge block that seems to be preventing me from coming up with anything. I’ll continue to let everyone know how progress is going.
Courtney Kirkland is a Southeast Alabama Writer & Designer. Since 2008, Courtney has passionately provided beautiful, intentional design to small businesses & bloggers and encouraged thousands to walk in a rich faith in any situation.