Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Obsession

I joined redroom a while ago and promptly forgot all about it. But today I received an email inviting me to blog about my obsession - an interesting idea. One might say I'm obsessed with wandering round the internet I suppose, though writing's more fun. Anyway, here's what I came up with...

Am I obsessed? I'm obsessed with writing for sure. My family will tell you I write too much and more, but what kind of subjects are they that hold me in thrall.

I like science fiction, mystery, adventure, romance, paranormal, real-life,... You'd better ask my family again. They'll tell you I'll read anything and I'm just as bad with music.

So am I obsessed? What passion will I confess if I'm put to the test?

I like to write about people who don't fit in, don't know who they are, or can't quite seem to work it out. But then, I'm a Catholic Protestant, a mathematician who can't add up, a writer who can't spell, English American, mother of sons... perhaps I'm just writing about me.

I'm guessing maybe I'm obsessed with identity. And I'm hoping one day I'll find what I'm looking for and become a real author.

(But for "real" read "published." For "published" read "with a professional publisher." For "author," "someone whose got a whole book in print." And call it "obsession.")

3 comments:

bearmancartoons said...

Redroom spelled backwards is moorder. You aren't planning a Brooklyn version of The Shining.

BTW...I updated my blog roll. Your have earned a spot!!

Donna M. McDine said...

Sheila:

Great post. I enjoyed reading about your obsession! Well said.

Regards,
Donna
Children’s Author
Write What Inspires You Blog
Donna M. McDine’s Website

Helen Ginger said...

Love your passion and the way you told us about it. It's a good obsession to have, too.

Helen
Straight From Hel