#amwriting #legendsofgreenisle book two

LOGIAD6.png#amwriting #legendsofgreenisle book two “The Mirror Sliver” – It’s coming soon!

I haven’t forgotten my duty as an author to complete the series. Life has just gotten in the way. I haven’t blogged in a way, because I was concentrating on finishing my thesis and rewriting the first book in the series. Of course, thesis work can take up a large amount of time, not to mention creating lectures and lesson plans. Book two, “The Mirror Sliver” is almost through its final editing. I’m just sorry that its taken a little longer than expected. Part of this was life changes in my own personal life – a move to a new state and new status as a single individual with two dogs and three cats. Things are shaping up though and I think that fans of #legendsofgreenisle will be very happy when the wait is over for book two. Lots of twists and new side stories they weren’t expecting. http://ow.ly/i/rPUmY

Why do we Write?

The other day I saw this statistic “over 770,000 new books will be released this year.” (Don’t remember where I read it though) These books are from authors who are well-known and those, who are like me, not so well-known.  I asked myself this question, “Why do I write?”  Why do I write if I am such a little fish in a great big pond of authors who are struggling to gain followers who like their material?  I had to take a day and think about it, because I’m not a defeatist, and at that moment I was feeling pretty defeated.

Why do we write?  What underlying factor exist in us that makes us want to tell a story?  I told myself that in reality I couldn’t answer for anybody else except for me.  So I made a list of why I write.

1.  Creative outlet…

2. Peace of mind…

3.  Like to entertain others…

4.  Legacy for my children, grandchildren and so forth…

5.  I see my characters stopped in mid action, tapping their feet when I don’t write as often as I should…

6.  Gratification of finishing a project…

7.  Hopes of seeing the series made into movies one day (hey I’m being honest)…

8.  Research opportunities…

9.  Great experience in the literary field, especially for my PhD work…

10. Enjoyment!

I probably could add a lot more on there, but I think ten is enough.  Writing is an enjoyable, creative outlet which brings me peace of mind when I finish a book.  I do hope one day young children all over the world will pick up the books and get lost in them.  That’s why I created the series, for my children and others.

So… why do you write……?