if there are any, I just need a say a little something.
I recently read a book called Across the Universe by Beth Revis and it was amazing, let me tell you. And it’s not my type of thing, I usually go for books that involve teen romance that encounter unlikely experiences and have these amazing things happen that keeps my hopes high and my expectations even higher. I think it might be because that’s what I strive for..it’s what I want.
This book was almost all sci-fi, but not confusing in the least. It’s consistent and mind raveling and riveting. I have never and I never thought I’d cry over a book, cried. I always thought it was silly, but I can’t even describe it. It’s like you get so attached to a character that when they’re gone, you’re not entirely sure how the book could go on without them. How can the author kill off a character that means so much?
This is the struggle with my writing, I grow too attached to a character that when I think of something legitimately good to write about it, it has to grow on me. It’s like I have to constantly think about so that I, as the writer, can get used to the idea before my readers do. I have to believe it before they do. Maybe I’m not the only one though, maybe that’s what some of the process is for all writers, why it takes so long.
There’s a whole other issue though. My short story that I’ve been working on, and it’s sequel for almost three years, is anonymous. I’m still afraid to put my name on it, granted it is under my first name but no one knows that it’s me. I don’t know if I’m good enough or brave enough to do that. I’ve never been told I’ve been a good writer, people have said on that website that my story was good, but even I know it needs improvement. I don’t want my name on anything I’m not completely proud of. I want to be the person to be strong enough to put my name on my story and be proud of it, I want to more than anything. Most people think I quit writing a long time ago, because, although I’m almost 17, I wrote constantly when I was younger. I need to overcome this, and I know that, but this is mine..writing. So, I’m going to do it at my pace. And maybe, I can only hope, I will create something so mind boggling and genius as Across the Universe.
Thank you Beth Revis..books can really give you a whole new mind set in certain aspects. Too bad more people don’t do it.