Why I write – Guest post by Rainy Kaye
Like most authors alive today, I large slice of me exists online. I belong to a lot of writer communities across the interwebs and have seen this question posed more times than I care to count: Why do you write?
My first response is, “Pfft, because I like to.”
Then I start reading the replies from other people.
Some say it's their escape. That's cool, but I'm not really trying to escape anything (except the dishes), so that isn't it.
They want to be immortalized. I don't think most people treasure the idea of dying, but my cynical side wonders how long all of these books will last after I'm worm food. Small comfort.
Then there's the overwhelming amount who are hoping to escape the day job. On Mondays, I can totally get behind this philosophy, but it's really not the reason I write.
Some simply have too many voices in the noggin. Got that one, regardless. Writing doesn't alleviate it. In fact, I'm pretty sure it makes it worse.
Or there is the ever-popular, “Because I need to write, like I need to breathe.” Or something along that line. I'm not very poetic. I just write about blowing things up. Anyway, this doesn't apply to me either. I gave up writing once, and it was more successful than that time I tried to give up breathing.
Truthfully, I did give up writing for a while. And then I came back to it.
I don't have an emotional, lyrical, or cathartic answer as to why.
I write because I like the mental acrobatics of pulling together a bunch of events into one final performance.
I write because I like pushing a character to their limit to show their humanity at the core.
I write because I like finding kindred among readers.
I write because I like to. And I don't think it needs a better reason.
About the Author
Rainy Kaye is an aspiring overlord. In the mean time, she blogs at Rainy of the Dark and writes paranormal novels from her lair somewhere in Phoenix, Arizona. When not plotting world domination, she enjoys getting lost around the globe, studying music so she can sing along with symphonic metal bands, and becoming distracted by Twitter. She is represented by Rossano Trentin of TZLA.
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Twenty-three year old Dimitri has to do what he is told—literally. Controlled by a paranormal bond, he is forced to use his wits to fulfill unlimited deadly wishes made by multimillionaire Karl Walker.
Dimitri has no idea how his family line became trapped in the genie bond. He just knows resisting has never ended well. When he meets Syd—assertive, sexy, intelligent Syd—he becomes determined to make her his own. Except Karl has ensured Dimitri can't tell anyone about the bond, and Syd isn't the type to tolerate secrets.
Then Karl starts sending him away on back-to-back wishes. Unable to balance love and lies, Dimitri sets out to uncover Karl's ultimate plan and put it to an end. But doing so forces him to confront the one wish he never saw coming—the wish that will destroy him.
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