Everybody does have a story inside them, their own secret little world that they carry around in their head. But whether or not it deserves to be told is a whole other question. Another stumbling block is whether people will bother reading it at all. The toughest hurdle of all - will they like it?
Of course I want to write a book someday, preferably a novel. But what should I write about? This question has haunted me for a long time. I have so many stories to tell, so many opinions of my own that it is difficult to pin down just one topic on which I could write. On the other hand, I'm also not sure I have a novel-length story to tell inside me. Then it hit me: my own blog was the answer!
When I started blogging way back in 2009, I just wanted an outlet to express my creativity. I'd always been an avid reader - about which I have written many, many posts - and naturally, I wanted to add my own voice to the ongoing deluge of words. I slowly realized that the purpose of my blog has changed considerably since then. It's still a creative outlet but it's also where I practice the art of writing. Where I post my opinions and the hundreds of little stories I have in my head. I've even started writing short fiction, finally. I'm already a writer (thanks to my blog), I just need to become a published author!
But coming back to the topic of my future book, I do know that I'd never write a book that I personally wouldn't want to read. So that precludes any non-fiction, travelogues or self-help sort of books. A science-fiction space opera or murder mystery, maybe. But my dearest wish is to write something along the lines of Wodehouse, Terry Pratchett and Douglas Adams. A book that will make people laugh, make them happy. And maybe one day, I will.
As a blogger, I want to write a book someday.
As an optimist, I hope a few people will read it.
As a dreamer, I wish it would be a best-seller!