There are quite a few words that start with H that describes me these days. Words that help push me forward as a writer and a person….
Headstrong- When people tell you that you can’t do something in life. When you are so tired that you can’t blink. When the odds are stacked against you that is when you become head strong.
You push through it. You prove to yourself that you can beat the odds. That if you write just a few more words you can go to sleep. You tell yourself that you can do it no matter what anyone thinks. This is being headstrong in a positive way.
Hardwork- A lot of people I know have expressed that writing is easy and anyone can do it. It isn’t easy. Writing is hardwork and requires that you put in the hours. For me as a writer I have to write every day or I feel as if something off. If I am lucky I bond with the characters and the story. I go on the emotional roller coaster and in the end feel the sadness and joy when it’s over. Writing is not for the lazy.
Horror- This is my dream field to write in. I am a morbid person who has had a morbid life and has experienced morbid events at an early age. From sitting in a drive in at the age of four and watching the Exorcist for a month straight (They said it is the quietest I have ever been in my life and they wonder how I became so weird and dark). I saw a car flatten a relative at the age of three and a half. I was in the bed with my grandma when she died when I was four and a half. I was meant to be the queen of horror.
Hunger- You have to have a certain type of hunger to be a writer. A hunger to create. A hunger to see your words on page. A hunger to be the best writer you can be.