This month's prompt is "Why do you write?"
Hmm. This one's a toughie.
I write because I love it. And because my head would probably explode from idea overload if I didn't write my ideas down. Mostly because I love it.
When I was little, being a published author was one of the first things I wanted to be, if memory serves me correctly. I think it was the first Harry Potter book that inspired me to be an author. Did I write anything back then? No. I dreamed up story ideas, told them to my sister as bedtime stories, but nothing ever really made it onto paper or a Word doc. The first story I started writing I actually created as an attempt to get out of writing a book report when I was twelve(ish). Mom didn't go for it. (For those of you who don't know and didn't read my bio, I'm homeschooled. This means my homework is somewhat negotiable. Be jealous.) Even though that didn't work, I kept writing the story. I'm not sure what motivated me. Then my mom turned finishing it into homework, and thus the very first version of Lizzie Evans and the Black Cat Diamond was born. I wrote the sequel between January of 2010 and July of last year, and rewrote the Black Cat Diamond for NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month. Known to the rest of humanity as November) last year. NaNoWriMo is what turned writing into a necessary bodily function for me. I negotiated for less homework during the month of November, and wrote from lunch to dinner all month. It. Was. Heaven. I wish every month was November. I've been thinking about writing a parody on Taylor Swift's song "Back to December", and changing it to "Back to November."
I think that's all I've got to say for this post, other than "be sure to check out the rest of the blog chain!", and "did anyone else catch the Doctor Who references in Inheritance by Christopher Paolini?" I think there was one in Brisingr too. That has nothing to do with this post, but I was curious.
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