One of the dreams I’ve had for many years is to hopefully one day become a published author. Whether it’ll be for a short story or full novel, it doesn’t matter. Either way I just hope to become a published author someday. I have always been a reader… when I was a kid, I wanted to be an author when I grow up. You know someone who writes books and publishes them.
Although, I don’t agree with Stephen King’s left-wing politics, he is still a hero and inspiration of mine. I’ve read his books throughout my whole life pretty much. Started reading his books when I was a young teenager during high school. Admittedly, I still do read Stephen King books. Despite him hating Donald Trump on twitter and all, I still support his work. I still do read his books and watch all the movie adaptations. I’ve collected pretty much all of S.K.’s books over the years. I’m only missing “Danse Macabre” original hardcover and “End of Watch” his latest book.
What kind of books did I mostly read over the years? Well, mostly I read horror novels… I’ve read books by many horror authors over the years other than Stephen King… I’ve read books by: Anne Rice, Clive Barker, Rick Hautala, Thomas Harris, Dean Koontz, Bram Stoker, H.P. Lovecraft, Edgar Allan Poe, Mary Shelley, Ray Bradbury, Brian Lumley, Joe Hill, etc. I’ve read books by all those guys. You’re not a true fan of horror fiction unless you’ve read books by those authors I listed. There are still other horror authors I still need to read books by, though… I still need to check out Richard Matheson, Jack Ketchum, Robert Bloch, Robert McCammon, Ramsey Campbell and others.
Yes, I have read other genres besides horror books, though. I’ve tried reading: mystery, suspense, science fiction, young adults and even tried reading romance/erotica stuff some. Yeah, admittedly I’ve read the 50 Shades trilogy. Authors that I like outside of the horror fiction genre are Dan Brown, George R.R. Martin, Sidney Sheldon and Edgar Rice Burroughs.
Reading is one of my favorite things to do. I’ve always been a huge bookworm. Always had a book in my hand.
I gave up fiction writing for a long while even though I did it some back in high school. I gave it up to become a musician so I didn’t give up writing completely. I wrote song lyrics over the years and tried getting into poetry and screenwriting a little bit. Writing is one of my favorite things to do too.
I’m always trying to improve my writing skills by studying grammar and build up my vocabulary ’cause both are crucial to writing. I really am thinking about getting back into fiction writing again ’cause I’m having all kinds of story ideas spinning in my head. I just gotta get a word processor on my computer and I will. For now, though, I can get back into story writing again on regular notebook paper like I used to do when I was a kid. I should probably get back into it.
Becoming a published author is tough but it can be done. Just gotta be more ambitious about it. It’s going to be expensive to hire an editor and literary agent but it might be worth it. How cool would it be if I could do this for a living? Write books and publish them. What books would I mostly write about if I did something like this? Well, probably mostly horror. I’m never gonna write a memoir about myself and staying away from writing books about politics. I’ll probably focus on fictional stories mostly.
I’ve contemplated getting back into fictional writing for a long time and probably gonna go for it. If I don’t get published and don’t make money off of it, so be it. I’ll just do it as a passion and a hobby kind of thing, ya know? I’ve always talked about writing a book but I gotta stop talking about it and actually make it happen! I would like my first book to be a collection of short stories, though just to see if I still got it.