Today I have the amazing Michael Lorde on my blog as my guest author. Michael is a new writer and his book, Blind Veil is a splendid example of his writing skills. I hope you enjoy reading about this dedicated author, I was impressed and hope you will be too. I hand you over to Michael Lorde...
My debut novel Blind Veil came to me instantly. The plot, the characters, the whole storyline planted itself in my head in a quick second and insisted that it be penned down and published. I have always written, since I could hold a pencil. I’ve written books that I never published, plays that I never produced and screen plays that I’ve never shown anyone, but this insistence, from this story, to be published had been a first… and it spoke loudly.
I sat down and wrote the chapter outline and synopsis about a week or two later and then parked myself in front of the computer. My fingers took over. I was working two jobs at the time, so I wasn’t afforded the opportunity to write as often as I liked, but when I did write, it was just flowing. My fingers couldn’t keep up with the storyline and I felt like I was just a typist for someone else. Really, it was that cool. It was a great feeling.
I was ecstatic with the end product when I hit that last keystroke. I was done. I was brilliant. I was going to be author of the year for this incredible bestselling book. I tucked it away for a couple of weeks to give my brain a much needed break from it and so it would be a fresh read when I came back to it again. I was really proud of my brilliant work. It was stupendous, stellar, and unbelievably great. I was the bomb!
Two weeks later I slid the book of holy grails from the shelf to take a peek, setting my baby down carefully, so as not to curl its perfect and delicate pages. I sat down and began to read it. Suddenly, all previous affirmations about my impressive writing skills disintegrated. The pride I thought I’d feel, faded quickly into a murky bog of ‘Holy S**t this is a serious piece of crap that I’ve written. How did I think anyone would want to read this the way it is?’
Half of what I thought I’d described perfectly when I wrote it would have taken hieroglyph specialists to decipher, and the edits… ‘…mother f***ing crap… it was like a preschooler wrote on the wall with a crayon… and with the wrong color. What was I thinking?’
Thankfully, my stubbornness prevailed and I managed not to get sick while cleaning it up. I have to tell you though, that was a traumatic experience… at least the first time. I have other books in the works now and one is currently going through edits.
I realize at this juncture that as soon as I key in the last word, I will have that ‘I just delivered a baby’ feeling, and that after a few weeks of it sitting on the shelf, I will need to go change the diaper. But that’s alright. I’m getting better with practice, and now I need less wipes.
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