Saturday, January 30, 2010

I'd rather be writing!

A few months ago, I decided I wanted to be a writer. I guess I am a writer of sorts...I've had a few nonfiction pieces published in national magazines. But I've decided I want to write a novel. Not a great literary work that will be studied by students one hundred years from now, but paranormal erotica novel that will have sexy vampires.

I bought a book on writing basics and am working faithfully...not!

But I have noticed already, writing is hard. I am coming up with great characters, plausible plots and fantastic endings. My hardest challenge is the bad guys. Why do bad guys do what they do. Are they all mentally ill, but so smart that they don't get caught.

As a women of color, I understand crimes of passion. Black folks will shoot someone in a heart beat. What I don't understand the Hannibel Lectors or Jeffery Dahmers. What is that about?

Anyway, I've avoided working long enough.


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