As I think of my indie life recently, one word comes immediately to mind…passion.
Not as in the *blush* New Adult genre that is so quickly gaining popularity, and not as in passion for the writing process per-say. The passion that I think of is that wonderfully, goofy feeling you get when you know, just know, you’ve stumbled across a story that is going to be your next obsession.
- You imagine every setting in detail, as if you were the architect.
- You guess and theorize on what’s next.
- You roam the internet for any extra Team Whoever badge, sneak peeks, and tidbits.
- You pick out what celebrities would play the characters in a movie.
I have a friend that actually shed tears when she first stepped into Hogsmeade at Universal Studios Florida. Real tears, and for what? A story. A great story.
This week, I’ve been completely obsessed with watching pics and news from the shooting of the new Morganville Web Series, based on the Morganville Vampire books by Rachel Caine. I am so excited for this show, all because I absolutely loved the stories first. Well, that and have you seen Jordan Farris, Chase Jeffrey, and Ben Easter? Whoa, mama! (witness my obsession with MV first-hand at www.twitter.com/mogdocnews)
And therefore, my dear writer friends, as your inspiration this month in your Indie Life journey, I ask you to make a new goal. Write a story, not for monetary gain, critical acceptance, or notoriety; write a story for your fans for they are the real passion behind this craft. I challenge YOU to write the story that will create an all-out, teary-eyed, jumpin’ on the couch, squeal with delight, geek out for your readers.
Already written it? Tell me and my readers about it in the comments on this post. (Shameless plug opportunity, you know you want to…)