When I grow up, I want to be an author. I love to write. I'm pretty picky about what I like to write, though. Essays? Sure. Research reports? Okay. Free writing? Even better. But a newspaper article? Absolutely not. I'm not sure why I can't stand it. Maybe because I like to have my little bit of creativity. I don't want to be pressured into writing something I don 't agree with. I like to speak my mind.
At the moment, I am writing a book. I'm actually writing two books, but only one is progressing the way I like. I have plenty of ideas, though. Sometime in the future, I hope to have finished the two books I am writing (a fantasy and a children's fiction) and to have written a historical fiction novel about my great-grandma and a murder mystery. (Very loosely based on Agatha Christie's And Then There Were None.) Right now, my fantasy novel is going pretty well. Only one person has read all that has been written, and that is Mr. Lance Owens. I wouldn't want anyone else to read it. I want my friends to read a published copy and be genuinely surprised about what happens. (Even my mom hasn't read it yet.) To be honest, I haven't even given it a title. I've been too busy being concerned about the inside.
My one wish for the book is that people will read it. I would rather not have it published than have it be a book that bookstores put in the "half-off" bin because no one will buy it. Imagine having written a book that you spent years on. (I will have been writing this book for two years this October.) Then imagine walking into a Barnes and Noble to get some books you need for your British Literature class and seeing your book, that you put so much of yourself into, in that cursed bin. How would you feel?
Anyway, I can always count on my family to read it. I don't have to be a millionaire like J. K. Rowling to know I have written a good book.
Since this is all about books and writing...what is your favorite book? What made it so special?