Thursday, July 7, 2011

REALM OF BELIEF

Five women…
On a balmy Wednesday evening…
Drinking wine…
Sharing stories…
Of marriage…
Family…
And the supernatural.
All acknowledged having gone to an astrologer…
Four to going to psychics…
Three to seeing “something” dark from another dimension…
Two to being in or conducting séances…
And one to seeing shapeshifters, gremlins, and fairies.
SCREEEEEECH
The last admission is where my belief system stopped.
Of course we asked her what these creatures looked like…
And of course she to us…
But I don’t believe any of us believed her.
But oh, we writers sure like to write about them, don’t we?
I mean, the paranormal and fantasy genres are huge, aren’t they?
And then this woman said…
The scariest thing of all…
“I’ve got an idea for a children’s book, so…
do I just call an agent and tell them my idea?”
BWAH HA HA HA HAAAAAA!
She looked at me like she was seeing a lizard.
I then told her…
She must first write the story.
When I explained the process of getting a book published…
Writing, editing, rewrites, yada, yada, yada…
I think she’d have rather seen the devil himself…
Than to wrestle with the idea of being a published author.
And who can blame her…
Out of 80% of the population who say they want to write…
Only 20% do write…
And out of that only 5% will get published.
EEEEEH!
I just scared myself!
So?
What's your belief system...
About the supernatural...
And writing?

Always, Em-Musing
(please don’t quote me on all the stats
I read them on someone’s blog)

2 comments:

Jen Daiker said...

I chose to believe that there is something out there but you won't find me opening the lines of communication. I don't know what's out there and if it is I just pray it leaves me alone. Regardless of it's niceness I just want to live my life being somewhat ordinary.

As for the writing end. Sheesh. I know the feeling. I chuckled at calling an agent. Too funny. I'm currently coming to the querying phase and I must say - never give up. That's the key. Push forward. Fight. Never give up.

After you write the book of course.

Karen Amanda Hooper said...

First, it was so great seeing you last week! :) xo

Second, I write about the supernatural so of course I love all magical creatures. But, I've never seen any, and I believe most only exist in my mind, books, or movies.

Call an agent with an idea. Bwahaha indeed.