Question – Would You Ever Consider Writing A Book?
So I’ve been blogging for well over four years now and I’ve met – either in person or online – many incredible authors. I love seeing that these amazing and talented men and women are as awesome in ‘person’ as their voices are in their books.
But I have also seen the stuff readers throw at authors and wondered why these readers feel they have the right to treat authors like that. Emails threatening to stop reading their books if a certain something happens or doesn’t happen in the next book. Emails telling them that they suck – not their books, but them, as if they truly know them just because they are unhappy with an event in something they read. Tweets giving authors shit because a cover is not quite as they would have liked or a title isn’t their favorite (things authors often have no control over). And so on…
I can’t believe the crap authors have to put up with just so they can share their stories, imagination and characters with us. And we are lucky they do! Can you imagine a world where our favorite books didn’t exist?!
I feel authors are some of the strongest people out there. Not only because they manage to put up with all the crap that gets thrown at them but also because they hold such power over their readers! They can make us laugh and cry and feel things so deeply, it’s almost unimaginable. All from giving us a few words on a few pages. That power is interesting, and it would be neat to see people react that way to something I wrote. But then I think of the flipside and know I would not be able to handle the constant criticism and nastiness that comes with writing a book. I’m not strong enough for that.
And let’s not forget I would have no idea where to start and feel my stories would just be a bunch of stories I’ve read before and recycled over and over. My book would definitely be the dullest book. Ever.
But what about you guys? Would you ever consider writing a book?