Hello, Dear Bloggites! How many of you ever find yourself so immersed in an activity that you are ‘sucked into’ the vortex? Hands? Anyone? Bueller? Bueller? Oh, HEY! There is one…oh, wait, that’s mine…
Ever since I was a kid, I have had this ability to tone everything around me out and become one with an activity. This is a very strong super power of mine when it comes to reading or writing.
I will pick up a book with the intent of reading just one chapter and then hours later shake the imagination monkeys from my brain and return back to the real world to find the one chapter turned into ten or twenty or an entire novel! 😀
Yep, it is a wonderful super power, indeed.
The reason behind my reading vortex is simply the enjoyment of finding a new world to bring into my life. Whether it is a scary story, funny story, romance, or biography, I love meeting new and interesting characters and learning about their lives and the world they live in. I walk away from a story with new friends and a satisfaction so grand that I cannot wait for the next great adventure!
Queue in my other addiction of choice: writing. I am working on my first novel and have written many poems and short stories in my life but the writing vortex I fall into willingly while writing my novel…man, no words can describe it! I usually start off with a refresher of where I left off last and as soon as I start reading, my vortex engine begins to rev and then it is off I go!
When I write, the characters and their story drive my fingers and words. I may start out with a concept or intent for a story line but as the characters are developed their life takes over and they become the driving force behind my writing. Many times I realize at the end of a chapter or scene that it did not resemble my initial intent when I sat down to start writing. This feeling is so Amazing and Otherworldly to me that I feel like my world is the imaginary world while the novel’s world is reality.
It is hard to try and express what this feels like because it is just that: a feeling; a sensation of images and thoughts. It is my addiction. A very good addiction at that. It does not hurt anyone or mess up my life other than to take me to a new when instead of my when. Other writers can probably express it better than I can because all I can come up with is my writing vortex…LOL
Reading & writing are so important to me, and for me, that they become something I need on a daily basis to live. My Neanderthal friends will never get how or why I am so into reading or writing, but my Bibliophile friends are reading these words and shaking their heads yes while adding their own feelings to this. 🙂
See you on the flip side!