As I said in my earlier post, I started writing about 4 years ago. What made me start in the first place was that I got to thinking of all the technology we are discovering to the point that we are reaching the Jetsons age. Okay maybe not quite that far yet, but we are getting there slow but sure.
So I started wondering what would happen if somehow, someone got inadvertently transported to a time say, 1865, right at the tail end of the Civil War. How would he face living in this primitive life where there is no bathroom, electric light, horses as transportation, etc. If you remember the Beverly Hillbillies of the '60's. The premise of the show was a family who lived a primitive life in the Ozark Mountains and then got thrust in the big city of Beverly Hills, California. The showed the naivete of the Clampetts trying to adjust to the technology of that era.
So I took pen in hand--yes, I do write that way to get my muse going, and started writing a love story about a doctor and his friend who are accidentally thrown into a time warp where they are now in the year 1865, and just like the Clampetts, trying to adjust to this primitive life.
I am still working on the book...four years later. Our beloved CEO of eXtasy, Tina Haveman said it still needs work. Kind of humbling considering I've written 6 books and contributed to 2 anthologies. LOL
Anyway, I would be interested in knowing, how, you, my fellow writers got the writing bug and also took pen in hand--or put fingers to the keyboard. What motivated you to start writing?
Also give me some encouragement to keep working on the above story, despite what our evil, but lovable CEO Tina Haveman. (Winking at ya, Tina.)
For those of you readers who are contemplating writing, just do it. Yes, you will get rejections, but just keep plugging away. You will make it, I promise you. All of the authors at eXtasy and Devine Destinies have been there--dealt with rejection, but we all plugged away and here we are.
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