Monday, 5 September 2011

Why I Started Writing

Hiya everyone,

On a sunny afternoon, I was discussing about my book with a collegeue at work. She asked a question that drove me down memory lane. "What made you become a professional writer?" she asked.
After elaborating the enitre story behind my writing, she smiled and nodded. "I hope your dreams come through," she said. Now, what did I tell her that made her give such a response? This is what this post is all about.

Firstly, I've been writing for a while now. Though they weren't full stories or plots, I just loved expressing myself with a paper and pen; nowadays with Microsoft Word. So during September 2009, I was watching a fan video on youtube on the two twiligjht stars, together called 'Robsten' and a mind blowing idea hit me. "Why don't I write a different kind of paranormal romance?" I said to myself. At that moment, I had deep feelings towards a friend and former high school mate. I channeled my entire energy in writing a book which would be dedicated to her.

First trial
One morning I called a friend who then informed me about the girl I liked and they guy she'd started dating. it felt like a stake had been pierced through my heart. I could hardly breath for a long minute. Instantly, I switched on my laptop and deleted the book I'd started writing (I was already half way throught the book) Then I went to my university account and deleted the back-up copy from a college's PC. I was really devistated. During the next few days, I was a mess. My life had taken a complete U-turn. I could barely eat or even attend lectures.

Second trial
Still depressed, I went over to my elder sister's crib hoping to cheer up. When i told her about my passion in writing and that I'd like to be a full time writer, the respond my sister gave me was heart breaking. "What makes you feel you'll be any better than the millions of people who write?"
This was a wake up call for me, and I left her place more determined than ever. I finsished my novel in less than two months and began editing. However, it took a great deal to forget about the girl I'd lost. I guess what won't kill you can only make you stronger.

Now, I'm at the verge of releasing the sequel of that book(LS: The Beginning) and also a new project I've been working on as well. My sincere hope is that one day, my books will be read and my voice would be heard.


E.R. King said...

Excellent post! I'm a new follower, so I feel like I know you already. So what if there are millions of people trying to be writers? There are also millions and artists and millions of musicians. That's why we have so much art, music, and books to choose from. There's something for everyone.

Kelvin O'Ralph said...

Aw, thanks for stopping by. I really appreciate everything you said and thanks for following my blog :)

J.A. Beard said...

Nice post.

Kelvin O'Ralph said...

Thanks J. A.

Fairday Morrow said...

It is so important to follow your dreams! I am glad you have continued to write and that you know why you want to write! Great post!


Kelvin O'Ralph said...

Thanks Jess, i really appreciate it. :)

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