Thursday, November 15, 2012

Not My Problem

"Some people don't want to hear the truth, of course, but that's not your problem." 
~ Stephen King

Do you ever really sit down and think about why certain books get banned?  I think the quote up there explains it all.

Either the story speaks truth that readers don't want to hear.
Or the story speaks that which readers are afraid might become the truth, if they hear it.  Or their children.  Or anyone else for that matter.

Of course, in my eyes, putting boundaries on that which I, as a human being, am exposed to with any of my senses completely goes against what it means to be human.  Which is to say, what it means to ME to be human.

I've told my son this for years- being a writer requires you to know people.  Not as friends or coworkers or even individuals, but to know human beings as a race.  How they act and react, how they perceive the world around them, what they tend to believe in and what they do not, and why.  And then, from your very first chapter, write everything and anything that forces them to question humanity.  Not their own humanity.  Humanity as a whole.  It's existence and reason for it.  Its potential in both extremes.

I think the one blanket truth humans do not want to know is that for the species to realize its full potential in one direction, it will inevitably realize its full potential in the other.  There is no circumventing that.  I will know absolutely that I have succeeded when someone puts down one of my creations and says to himself, "Is THIS what the world is coming to?"

And then I shall say, "Nope.  It's been that way all along.  And in order for you to be virtuously ignorant, I must bear the burden of being repugnantly nihilist."

You can thank me later.

As an aside, I know I have readers here that don't read my other shit, so, you know.  I wrote a short little thing that's gonna be in a thing which will go on sale December 1st.  You can see my cute little bio here, because, you know, why not?  And junk.  

And I am totally kicking punk ass on NaNoWriMo. What's scary is how much fun I am having and how little "writer's block." Okay, truth.  I have had no writer's block.  None.  Not even for 5 minutes.  Of course, today is the halfway point.  So, you know, it could go

Yeah, I pretty much just did that.


  1. fame looks better on you than me...go goddess go

    I can't wait to read these masterpieces

    1. Regardless of whether I ever see a shiny penny for anything I write, fame and I shall ever be at war. I can barely check my blog stats without having a panic attack every time someone reads the damn thing. It makes me feel bad that I don't respond to my comments more often because I know it looks like I'm a snob, but the truth is, I really just don't know what to say half the time.

  2. Great bio. You sound like a cool person!

    1. Hahaha.... it's so much self-indulgent author crap LOL...