Where I Fear to Tread

Well. I apologize! I had an entire post written and scheduled to post this morning and WordPress ate it! It is 100% gone. That’s damned annoying.

At any rate, the summary was that I was blogging as a means to procrastinate working on a story that scares me because it’s pretty emotionally intense and I really dread going there. I hypothesized some masochistic streak in me that handed me story ideas that made me recoil in three-year-old ‘I don’t wanna’ hysterics.

I’d mentioned that author Mary Buckham says it’s our jobs to go into the dark places of ourselves and write about all the nasty, terrifying stuff most normal people can’t admit lives in their psyches. I’d like to believe that.

What about you? If you’re a writer, how do you view delving into the shadow portions of yourself for story material? If you’re a reader, are there books that have haunted you? What about them did that, do you think?

And again, my apologies for the blank post.

About Marcella Burnard

Author of fast-paced, action-packed SFR and Fantasy

Posted on January 19, 2012, in Marcella Burnard. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. I lost my post this week, too…but that was my fault. I saved it in the wrong place, forgot to transfer…and lost it. 🙂 So, it happens. Sometimes I don’t realize how dark something is until after I’ve written it…don’t know why.

  2. I have to say, as a writer I haven’t really delved into shadowed portions of my past. I write on the darker side of paranormal, but I don’t think the emotions elicited are ones I’ve had. That’s something I’m going to have to reflect on a bit. Thanks for getting my wheels turning today. 🙂

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