It's OK. I'm a writer. I'm allowed to be.
Every writer has those
Which leads me to today's post.
You see, readers, I have a tendency to talk to myself. I guess that's not so weird. But you know what IS weird? Having fake interviews with yourself where you talk to a non-existent "reporter" about the inspiration behind your book, and what you're planning for your characters in the next installment.
- I haven't sold a book yet. (I mean I don't even have a representative to sell it on my behalf.)
- Probably because I haven't even finished revising my book. (But oh BOY am I close, readers. Like it's palatable.)
- So not only are journalists absolutely NOT lining up around the block to scoop my story, but they certainly don't care about what's going to happen in the next installment.
- Because there isn't a next installment.
- And if there WAS a next installment, I wouldn't be telling all my secrets to a journalist.
- Because I don't like spoilers.
- Also because I AM a journalist, and I know better than that.
- Watch out for journalists. We are smarter than we look.
So you see!! There's a reason writers are crazy! It helps us think. And plan. And figure things out. So that when (not if - when! - you must believe, dear readers) my book sells, and when my Awesome Agent scores me a totally Sweet Deal with an Excellent Editor, and all my dreams come true, and my book becomes a series, I won't be staring at my Mac going, "CRAP! But that's a clue I needed to leave in the FIRST book! STOP THE PRESSES! REDACT! RECALL! ETC.!" Instead, I will say, "It's cool. I've got this covered. I went all crazytown in my kitchen for a reason."
So, basically, readers, what I'm saying is this: It's OK to be crazy sometimes. Writing is hard. It's exhausting. Sometimes you're living on little more than coffee/tea and chocolate, which is pretty much a diet of caffeine and sugar, and possibly no sleep, so if you didn't embrace the crazy you'd be in trouble. So go a little crazy, have your great ideas, then come online and write blog posts that make little to no sense whatsoever.
Tell me readers! Have you ever embraced your crazy and ultimately had it work out for the best?