Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Am I twisted?

Hubby thinks some of my manuscript is strange. He would rather I write a western! (He says that a western would appeal to a broader audience.) The main character in my book has had a pretty rough life that includes some mental disorders, and we're not talking a touch of depression either...

Recently, I watched a movie that I loved! Now I want to read the book. The main character was really twisted. The way the human brain can malfunction, to me, is intriguing.

I was just editing my bookshelf on shelfari when a book popped into my memory. I added it to my shelf. 'I Never Promised You a Rose Garden' is a book I read when I was young... like junior high young! And even though my memory isn't very clear on the book as a whole, there are still parts that are forever etched into my brain. At that tender age, the book had quite an impact on me. It delves into mental illness in a way far different from the traditional.

As I write the dialogue for my own book, the sections that hit on the mental illness are the fastest to flow. It comes easy to me. Should I be worried?

2 comments:

Nina Knox said...

I think it's great that you're writing a book. In my imagination, I thought I would like to do that some day. I think blogging is as close as I'll get. You have a great way with words. I will be interested in your book when you're finished.

Afternoon Tea Break said...

I envy anyone who has the discipline and determination to write a novel! Good luck with that and I'd love to read it when you're done (or even read snippets of it before you're done)! I agree with the poster above that you've got a great way with words. I shall definitely be following you to see how it goes!