Last night around 3am I was lying in bed wide away and I couldn’t fall back asleep the reason being was because my mind was racing. That’s kind of the down side to being a writer at the end of the day it’s sometimes hard to shut your mind down so that you can sleep.
When this happens to me and I’ve been lying there for a while I usually think of something that makes me happy, and when I do that shortly after I start to think about it I doze off to sleep.
There’s one thing that I think about that never fails and it also gave me the idea for today’s post. When I’m lying in bed and I can’t fall asleep I daydream about what it’ll be like to be a published author. This sometimes leads me to think about other things, but the daydream always begins in the same format I think about being a guest on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, and I know that might seem like kind of a crazy daydream for an author, but whatever I’m a big Ellen DeGeneres fan and I happen to think that if I ever were a guest on her show that she and I would hit it off.
Anyway I always think about being interviewed and that always leads to the question that a lot of people actually really do ask me.
Who’s your favorite author?
And that is what my post is about today.
Who’s your hero or heroine?
When I start to think about my favorite author I always think of how much that person has inspired me, and how much I idolize that person.
When I was growing up my favorite author hands down was the author of the Harry Potter series JK Rowling. I absolutely loved the Harry Potter books when I was growing up, so much that one day when I have kids I’m going to give them my Harry Potter books once they reach the proper age.
The books meant a lot to me, but hearing JK Rowling’s background story meant even more. Knowing that when she first started writing Sorcerer’s Stone that she was, and I mean this in the nicest way because it may come out sounding kinda bad. She was pretty broke and had a daughter that she was trying to support as best she could, but knowing the she found refuge in writing Harry Potter. Not only that, but seeing the end result and seeing what it turned into was awesome. When I was growing up we didn’t have much either, we lived off of almost every benefit just to get by. When I heard JK Rowling’s story it gave me so much hope, and it showed me that even if your flat broke and you have next to nothing your future can still be bright no matter obstacles are in your way.
I’ll never forget that for as long as I live, and also every time that I get stuck when I’m writing Jenny Mac I always watch a Harry Potter movie, or read one of the books to help get my creative juices flowing.
JK Rowling’s definitely my heroine.
Now I wanna know who’s your hero or heroine?
What have they done to inspire you?
Leave me a comment and let me know.
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