from Emily Bryan . . .
Dorchester Publishing is always in the vanguard of the next big thing. Now they're looking for the Next Best Celler! These are electronic novels delivered to cellphones in 500 word increments. Please welcome Candi Wall to THE CHATELAINES. Her textnovel is online now and she's looking for subscribers. Take it away, Candi.
ADDICTION VS. AFFLICTION
Huge thanks to the Chatelaines for having me. I’ve had so much fun thus far on my Textnovel promo blog tour, and I’m ultra excited to be here.
Quick back story ~ I’m a mother of four, auntie of eight, and wife, who divides her time between family, Scouts, sports, Animal Control (my real job which I can say I’m lucky enough to honestly love), and writing. I have a confession… writing takes up a good portion of my free time.
(clear throat as I step up to the podium…)
Hello, my name is Candi Wall, and I’m addicted to writing. I’ve been addicted for as long as I can remember. I don’t really know how it even started, and I’m still shocked at the lengths I’ve gone to, in the process of feeding my need to write…
I’ve often wondered if RWA didn’t actually stand for Romance Writer’s Anonymous. I also wondered if perhaps I was the only one out there who had an unquenchable desire to write. If I was alone in my need to create the euphoric pleasure that ensued when my pen was to paper or my fingers blazed over the keyboard, each word or turn of phrase literally breathing life into the characters inside my head.
My most recent decadent pleasure has been entering Dorchester’s Next Best Celler contest at TextNovel.com. Every word put into the 500 word chapters of ‘STAY’, just fueled my need to write. Every vote or comment affirmed what I’d always wanted. And that was to know someone, somewhere, in some fashion, was affected by my writing. I watch the story grow and come alive and I can’t wait for my next submission (or fix).
But the addiction never wanes, and I’ve begun to think it’s more of an affliction. Like short attention span, sleep-walking, daydreaming, teeth grinding, you know - something you can’t help. My family seems to think it is, and poor DH wonders if my characters will ever ‘Shut Up’.
I can’t seem to stop myself from seeing potential stories in everyday life.
Woman on the side of the road - Suspense!
A beautiful mountain, untouched by technology or human ingression - ahhhh! A highland historical!
The sinister pallor of a cloud soaked moon - oooh! Sexy paranormal.
Okay - you get the point right? Sound familiar?
I knew I had a problem when I managed to write an ultra hot love scene while sitting on the crowded bleachers in my son’s gym, waiting between his wrestling matches. But when my DH brought in a stack of Dunkin Donuts and McDonalds napkins from our van, and each one was scribbled with ideas I’d had during numerous on-the-go-family-schedule outings, I knew I’d been caught. >grin<
He held up the stack, shook his head and laughed. “Babe, I think you’ve got a problem.”
So for those of you who belong on the podium next to me admitting your addiction - share! Is it addiction or affliction? Been snagged getting your fix? Is there a cure and who the heck wants it?
Please forgive the ‘cleverly disguised promo attempt for luring voters’… Okay, it’s just a shameless plug!
You can read/vote for my novel ‘STAY’ at www.textnovel.com ~ if you like what you read.
Have a wonderful day - and I’ll see you between the pages.
Friday, October 2, 2009
from Emily Bryan . . .