Saturday, January 22, 2011

Why We Write

I received the ultimate compliment at my last ANWA Chapter meeting. My heart is full just writing about it. Pamela Reynolds shared with me that her little boy with Autism has a special book he loves. It's the first book he has ever read all by himself. That book was Chase McKay Didn't Get Up Today, my little children's picture book I wrote a few years ago. If I never hear another nice word about my writing I'm pretty much good forever. I wrote that book out of love for my own little boy, Chase McKay, and it brings me joy to share it with other little girls and boys. Check this one off my bucket list Pam, and give your little son an extra hug for me.

I could pretty much call it good in the writing department, except characters keep waking me up at night demanding that I tell their story, so . . . I shall do my best to get them out of my head and trapped in the computer for now. Having said that, I will probably start having nightmares about my characters being cramped and smashing into each other in my computer. Dragons will step on faeries. Evil Shadows will smother angels. Goblins will steal ice cream from back yard picnics. Cyclopes will shoot lasers from their one eye at the nice little old grandma. They will all come alive and escape my computer. Alas, the reality or insanity of being a writer.

6 comments:

  1. I understand this insanity quite well! What a great compliment. If I'd received one like that, I probably would have lost it and bawled in front of the entire group. :)

    ReplyDelete
  2. I agree with Kristin I think I would have a hard time not crying right there. I love the visual of all your characters jostling inside the computer. I confess for a long time now I have been totally envious of the magic book graphic of yours. Keep up the good work other kids are waiting.

    ReplyDelete
  3. Makes it all worth while doesn't it?

    ReplyDelete
  4. Thanks for your comemnts Terry, Susan and Kristin. I gave Pam a huge when she told me about her son. Everytime I get on the "you can't write' wagon, I think about this little boy, and I try again. Good motivator and a nudge to get past my writing insecurities.

    ReplyDelete
  5. What a wonderful compliment. I agree it doesn't get much better than that! Good for you Cindy! I love the computer image, too. Go Cindy!

    ReplyDelete
  6. Reality AND insanity. I think they go hand in hand.

    ReplyDelete

Thank you for visiting. Feel free to comment on our blogger's posts.*

*We do not allow commercial links, however. If that's not clear, we mean "don't spam us with a link to your totally unrelated-to-writing site." We delete those comments.