Friday, September 5, 2008

Why write...? by Angela Ashton




As long as I can remember, I've loved to read. The adoration for books fed the desire to write down the many stories going through my mind. However, I never thought I had what it took to write an entire novel....


So, one wintery Saturday afternoon back in early February of 2002, I started a book that sounded interesting on the cover, but as I forced myself to read on, hoping it would pick up the pace as I began skipping paragraphs, and soon entire pages, I realized it just wasn't going to happen. I said to myself, I can do better than that! and cast the book aside. Mind you, it wasn't the first time I'd said this to myself, but this time was very different from the last. This time, I decided to put some action behind my words. The story was there, believe me, I have NO trouble coming up with ideas...it's finding the time to write them all, lol.
I knew I wanted my story to be set in Scotland, and I love time-travel...but it had to stand out from the rest, so, I struck my handsome hero with a curse that saw him through 600 years as a dejected feline, awaiting the one that might free him from his immortel hell... Amulet of Fate was/is the title. I was so amazed--the book practically wrote itself. I fell in love with the story and my hero...and with writing. I was hooked from page one! I was even more surprised when the book's first review earned a Recommended Read from FAR...later on, I received an email from the reviewer telling me Amulet of Fate was her favorite book and that my writing inspired her to begin a writing career! Wow, what an honor. I can't explain how good that made me feel.

Between family and a full time job, it's challenging to find time to write. But I squeeze in every second I can, and have to say there really is no better way to escape and relax.
There's much more to the story, but that's all I have time to share for now.
Until next time, happy reading...or writing, as the case may be! ;)

Angie


Amulet of Fate
Once A Rebel
Corsair Cove

all available here: http://www.champagnebooks.com/





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