Last night, Hubs and I watched Armageddon again. I love that movie so much. And not just because it's action-packed and funny with characters I can root for who save the world. It's part of the reason I wrote my first book.
January 2004. I was sitting in my little apartment watching movies. I don't remember exactly how it came about, but I'd watched both Armageddon and Deep Impact within a day or two of each other, and something hit me. After whichever one I watched second was over, I sat down at my computer and wrote. And wrote. And wrote. Into the night.
That book took me nine months to complete, but it was the first book I ever finished. (Lord knows, I'd started quite a few over the years.) Eventually it would become Fear Itself. And it's more about the fear of something than the actuality of it.
Of course, not long after I started the book, I met and fell in love with Hubs. 2004 was a busy and eventful year for me. After we got married, he encouraged me to finish the book and gave me the opportunity to do so.
I still love that book. I'd still like to see it polished and published. Whether that ever actually happens? :shrug: It's a behemoth. And I've learned so much since I first wrote it that turning it into something publishable may be a pipe dream. But hey, pipe dreams can still come true. Right?
If you're a writer, what spurred you to write your first book? If you're a reader, what pipe dreams do you have?