I'm probably dating myself here, but one of my favorite songs of all time is No Rain by Blind Melon. In fact, I listened to it (and watched the you tube video) so often while writing my first book, I think I pretty much drove my family insane. How many of you did that to your family and friends while writing a manuscript?
I think the song, in essence, defines me. I've always been a bit of a loner, despite my friendships. And I've always walked to the beat of my own drummer. Following the crowd went against something deep in the core of me, even if it was unpopular. I was, and still am, totally cool with being different.
In the words of the late, great Shannon Hoon:
All I can do is read a book to stay awake and it rips my life away but it's a great escape....
So often I journied to other worlds while growing up. And I didn't rely on anything except the written word and my own imagination to get me there. Books (and music) have always been my escape.
Obviously, since many of writers, books are an escape for you too. So, what is it you like most about reading great books and creating them?
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