|Posted by Connie Vellekoop on January 10, 2010 at 5:06 PM|
I never really thought of myself as an author--though I've always loved books! I can easily lose myself totally in a good story--there are times I get so involved that I forget the who, where, what, and when of my surroundings! I love the feel of a book in my hands--the smell of the pages, the binding, the print, the pictures (if it has them)--I like being able to take it anywhere, read it leasurely, go back to former pages--skip ahead to see what happens! Shhh--don't tell anyone I do that!:tongue:
I can never conceive of "books on-line" or "Kindle" taking the place of a printed book -- it just doesn't FEEL right. Technology is not FRIENDLY like an actual book is.
My idea of entertainment is being able to get my jammies on and get into bed with a good book and something to munch on (probably something like fruit--since I'm doomed to "permanent dieting!") In fact, my whole family loves to read--our vacations often consisted of a pile of books and everyone sitting around, engrossed in a well-written story. When I was growing up, a common punishment for miscreant behavior was not being allowed to read for a week (or two or more, depending on the crime.) My friends would say, "You call THAT a punishment!?)
I like buying books and I don't like getting rid of them! Consequently, our library continues to grow. Some books I might re-read, but often they sit there, year after year--collecting dust, but like old friends--bringing back memories of good times.
So, now I've written one published book--a feat that continues to rather amaze me! But this has given me impetus to go back to working on a "Middle-Reader" story that I started about ten years ago. I sort of feel I have the ability to "think like a kid"--(my husband says I AM a kid!) -- and put myself in a child's perspective and view of their surroundings.
I'll see where this venture takes me -- maybe I'll get published this year!