Today I was thinking I would love to write a book!! Yes I’m at it again aren’t I…ideas above my station I think they call it:)
I tried a couple of years ago, I thought a children’s book would be a good place to start, but I got bored after the first couple of chapters! I think JK Rowling can sleep tight tonight!!
They say everyone has a book in them – I’m not sure about that but I would love to do it.
What could I possibly write about that would be of any interest to anyone else? I know there are so many bloggers on WordPress that are just amazingly talented at writing, a couple come to mind that I would recommend you check out….Dave Farmer and Indigo Spider.
I wonder if truly “anybody” could write a book…I wouldn’t know where to start…do you first find the names of the chapters, characters or subject or do you simply jot down notes about things you want to cover and the ideas that pop into your head?
I would love someone to come to my house and listen to me prattle on for hours ( I would of course supply copious amounts of coffee and biscuits!) They could then go away and present me with my book, written and ready to hit the shops!! It would of course be witty with plenty of rib tickling anecdotes and it goes without saying that there would be the obligatory weepy bit…but the subject…who knows….my life maybe, believe me some of it would make you laugh and some would definitely make the reader weep!!
I’ve always loved pens, so I guess, deep down, I must love writing. I have pens for different occasions, I have fun pens and I have, grown up, serious pens – it depends who I’m writing to!! For example the black ones above would be used for condolence cards and letters to the bank!! These are my fun pens, I look after them and make sure I always have ink in stock, I love ink fountain pens even though I always end up with ink all over my fingers, it doesn’t seem to matter. I love the smell of the ink and that feeling as the nib slides over the paper and the ink just flows and glistens, sitting on the paper until it’s absorbed. I say bring back the quill, old chap!! Oh, just a bit of information that I’d like to share with you – did you know that Les Bordes Golf Course in France was the brainchild of Baron Marcel Bich? He was the chap that invented the Bic pen!! There you go and you thought I was just full of hot air….but it’s true!!! Honest!! Who knows it might be the answer to a pub quiz question and you’ll be the only person who knows the answer!!
Now then, back to my book, I can tell you now, it wouldn’t be science fiction, I have an active imagination but no way I could stretch it that far. A love story maybe, but I would be far too embarrassed to write about the ‘sexy’ bits, so that’s out of the question. A thriller or murder mystery? I would probably give myself nightmares! Plus I would probably forget who did it!! I don’t have a wide knowledge of any one subject so it wouldn’t be a reference book or recipe book for example. It would have to be an honest tale of something that’s close to my heart…but as yet I haven’t worked out what it could possibly be…(answers on a postcard please)So if any of you have a brilliant, sure-fire way of writing a book successfully then please let me into the secret. I will ensure that you receive a proportion of the royalties of course and yes ok, you can come with me on all the chat shows when I’m famous but til then….I’ll just content myself with the odd poem and the obligatory birthday cards!!