My stated goal, to write a book with so much passion the reader is absolutely taken in by my energy and they are under my spell. This may not be a unique goal but I fear it’s not truly considered too often. Don’t get me wrong, I love a story that builds and has a pace that takes you where the author wants you to go, that is actually my norm at the moment and I absolutely love it…but, there is something in me that is dying to get out and it’s trying to find a voice; I’m almost fearful when I give birth to it, I may not survive. Wouldn’t that be absolutely amazing? I don’t know what kind of book it is at the moment and I know that sounds weird but I am trying to grasp something deep inside. Maybe, this is my direction on a project I have started but I haven’t truly dived into yet? I think I know which one it might be but I’m all over the map on this. I’ve been percolating too many ideas which are good problems to have if you write.
I hope I’m not misunderstood, I’m not simply talking about writing a book that isn’t boring or just plain bad, I’m talking about writing something from start to finish that grabs your attention in an unexpected way, that makes you think and leaves you in an absolute state of disbelief, confusion, understanding and weeping for more. I want to fire a shot at your conscious self and spark something you haven’t felt in a very long time. The best stories do this whether they are in your face action or the most sublime story that twist and turns leaving you always on the edge of where are we going. A book should create a world that you want to escape to given the opportunity. I want to listen to Obi-Won Kenobi and let go. I don’t want to think too much, I want to write from my gut and have it be a visceral experience from the beginning to end.
I think I will take some time to contemplate passion. I will invite it in to live with me, to sit and have long conversations about its heart and soul. I want to take long walks and go where it has been to understand why it is what it is. I understand passion is something you have or you don’t, but sometimes you have it and it’s like a fire that needs some kindling and fanning. Once you have found your passion and you have a thorough understanding of it, the sky is the limit. I plan on making every word count, every action to have meaning and to believe in myself so much it won’t matter if others doubt me. This is what will drive me, passion and the belief I can create something awesome. I will write books that have a depth of passion and it will shine through. Look out…today I start my Book out of Hell.