Do you know those books, where they're not just fabulous? The kind of book where you can't really tell if you loved or hated it, but there's no denying it rocked your world a little off its hinges?
|Yes, the Bible. Another example of a book that can change your world. :)|
(On a completely irrelevant note, what a funny expression. Do metaphorical worlds even have hinges?)
I finished reading the 8th Artemis Fowl book on Saturday, a couple of days ago, and I'm still reeling. I can barely focus on my reading. Maybe it's because I've loved this series since elementary school, and it's finally come to an end. Maybe it was the ending of that book itself. Either way, I feel like it has either opened a door or closed it, and I can't tell which.
Your world can change in the hands of a master storyteller.
My writing dream up until now was to be one of those worn, seemingly-forgotten books on a library shelf somewhere. Not to be rich and famous, but to be cherished. I've added another layer to this dream of mine: to be a master storyteller, where my readers are knocked a little askew.
So, I decided that it wouldn't do to post a review of the last AF book. For one thing, I probably couldn't talk about it yet without spoiling it, and two, I'm still a little shell-shocked. I don't think I could do this book justice. I am suddenly more motivated than I have been since... well, ever. I think it's time for me to start writing like a big girl - no getting distracted.
So, I will be thinking a lot more seriously about the outlining and beginning of my novel, and possibly actually finishing the first draft for the first time. I want my dream of rock-your-world writing to come true. Sometimes it's amazing what a simple book, just another one in the long line of TBR books, can change.