One of the greatest and most valuable possessions of any person who is passionate about arts and literature are his or her creative stories, poems and narratives, which are compiled in what we are known to call as books.
Writing a work of art in the form of a book is not an easy feat. Writing the story itself needs motivation and inspiration. Then, when a book is indeed created there is still the process of editing, revising, publishing and all the works just to have your book cater to the world, and these all need a lot of time and patience.
For Sophie, a fellow amateur, writing a book has taken a different meaning for her. She writes books and keeps them to herself, for now. She has a collection of books already that are unpublished. She has forgone publishing because she says she writes not for others, but for herself. She compiles them, because she wants that in the future, her children will be able to read the books and she wants them to be the judge of her works. After all, some of the greatest classics in the world of literature are those that were written for pure art, not for the purpose of publishing and earning money.
She shared that someday, she will have the guts to publish her work, just as her idol, Angela Dennis, has taken the courage to do so. She finds inspiration in Angela, and she hopes that one day, she will be as successful as Angela is.
Though she likes the work of Angela, she likes them as reading materials, but she never really found herself writing in the genre that Angela writes in. She is more into romance novels and books on life and learning.
It was even weird for her when she found herself hooked on the books written by Angela Dennis. She never thought she would learn to fall in love with books in this genre. She always just wanted to write stories that were more “realistic” and does not involve any form of magic, sorcery, and what-have-you.
Now that her mind has been opened to the beauty of Urban fiction and Science-fiction, she is also attempting to write along this genre. Again, she is not sure when she will be
Maybe, is she gets a chance to have a one on one conversation with Angela and she gets to be the first to read one of her books, then maybe she’ll have the courage to send it to an editor for publishing.
However, right now, she is just happy that even in her own little way, she is contributing to arts and literature through her writing.