Sunday, February 26, 2012

The Writer Will Take Your Questions Now (#92) -- Window to My Soul

What has your writing revealed to you about yourself that you perhaps weren't already aware of?

For starters, it revealed that I'm a lazy cuss, but I already knew that. If I only had someone standing over me with a whip (no, not like that, ya pervs) to make me write instead of watching Netflix, I'd get a heck of a lot more words shoved into my word counts.

What I didn't know though that my work has revealed to me is that I'm not as naively optimistic a person at my core as I portray on the outside. I may act like I don't have a care in the world beyond hitting my next deadline, but my stories show something else entirely. They show people who have problems that force them to grow. They show people who learn important things about life only by loss. They show endings that are far more often bittersweet than happy.

Which is weird, if you ask anyone who knows me as a friend, because I never tend to act that way in real life. Maybe I sublimate that important stuff and it's only recourse is to come out in my work. Maybe. I don't know. My hour on the couch is up and I can't afford another one this week.

See you tomorrow.