Just finished reading War for the Oaks by Emma Bull. Not the type of book that type of book that comes across my desk very often, actually has never really come across my desk. It the first book I’ve ever read in the “Urban Fantasy” genre. It’s also teh first time I’d ever heard of the “Urban Fantasy” genre. So BOOM there ya go, mind expanded.
I’m not really in tune with the fantasy and science fiction. I like them.. I’m just not in the loop for stuff like that. But I do read Scooter’s blog over at A Nod To Nothing, he reads a lot of stuff in this genre and he highly recommended this one. Sort of an interesting book, set in Minneapolis, got a goth thing going, music thing, Hiawatha Falls and First Avenue are featured. It was a decent enough book, not especially polished, it wasn’t high brow literature like say Sea of Poppies by Amitav Gosh.
But as I read it, I could help think that you know what, I could write something like this.
Ahh writing a book, a long unrealized goal. To be an author, something I’ve thought about for 25 years.
So, you say, do it.
Writing a book requires some stick-to-itivenes, something that Captain ADD would have trouble with. One the other hand some way, some how I’ve found a way to post 2300 posts on this blog. What if I’d focused that effort on writing a book?
I’da written about 7 by now. Crazy to think.
What about time? So far my net earnings from writing come to the grand total of $1500.00. And that sum, not exactly payment for what I’d written from a content perspective, rather it was because I wrote about something that sparked the interest of an attorney looking for a guy to represent a class in a law suit. And since my family has become to accustomed to a certain life style I’m tend to focus on the job, which like all jobs these days is a little encompassing, it leaves little time or mental bandwidth for other pursuits.
Need any more excuses, ’cause I have a lot of them if you want.
I even broke down this month and purchased a piece of software; Scrivener, to help with the construction of a book. Content BTW, not much of a problem, I’m long winded if nothing else.
So now I find myself starting to run out of excuses save one, this blog. There’s only so much time and writing energy in the day, updating this thing takes alot of that time.
No I’m not quitting this. But I ‘m thinking that it’s about time I get more serious about writing and try to make something out of nothing.