So, after finishing the Delirium trilogy, I realized that in this moment, I can completely relate to Lena. Okay, maybe not in the I’m saving the world way that Oliver’s main character exhibits, but she bucks the system, she goes against what the majority thinks, what she even believes in during the beginning.
Without spoiling the trilogy for anyone who has not read it yet, Lena is a character that a reader sees growth from beginning to end, and I hope this newest challenge I’ve taken on shows I am growing, as a writer that is.
Have you ever felt like you shouldn’t take something on, that someone could do it better? Well, right now, I have an idea that haunts me, it keeps me up at night, I think about it every daydreaming chance I get, but I don’t write this genre. I write contemporary pieces. Why me? Why this idea? Well, it’s like a hunger, a thirst I have. I can’t get rid of it. Once I sit down, I type and type. Words come to me until I get that scary feeling, should I be writing this? Am I just spinning my wheels? Am I wasting my time?
And then, my writing weasel Catherine gave me the best advice, “That means you should stick with it.” So, even if it is a complete flop, I’m diving head first into the pool. Maybe it won’t be a 10, maybe it won’t be a swan dive, but I can’t live in fear. After all, if I lived in fear of failing, would I even be writing at all? Probably not. So, here goes nothing.