But it is still Monday, so let's head over to MizB's 'Should Be Reading' and check out this this week's question!
This week’s musing –courtesy of http://bookshelf.shotgunopera.net– asks…
Have you ever considered writing a book before? What genre would you write?
Let me ask you a question.
Has anyone who reads books, who loves books, not considered what it would be like to write a book?
Well, I admit I have.
Not like "got a pad of paper and a pen and wrote an outline" sort of "I should write a book".
No more like "wouldn't it be great to be on the NY Times Best Seller list for 50 weeks" and go on book tours and signings with HUGE crowds "I should write a book".
What would I write?
The best mystery every written, every critic agrees, since Agatha Christie. Maybe better than Christie!
OK, then I wake up and realize I have several problems.
An aversion to hard work.
So perhaps I will just remain a reader.
But you know, my real fear about writing a book? It would be putting all that effort, all that energy, all that thought into a book and finishing, only to find it stinks.
Do you think when you finished it, would you still be objective enough to know it was not really good? It seems a lot of author are not by some of the stuff I have read.
That would be the worse. To have my name on a book, people I know reading it and not only was iy not excellent, it was bad.
I think all books I read can be put into three categories.
The excellent. Toe tingling great.
The good, but flawed.
You will rarely see reviews of the bad here. I read more than a few, don't you worry, but I usually either don't finish them or just get the enthusiasm up to write a review. I figure you aren't missing anything. Except, maybe if it is a Big Book, or one by a Big Author, in which case you need to be warned off.
And since I starting writing reviews and reading some books I might never ordinarily read in my pre-blogging days, I have seen a lot of books people should be warned off.
So if I ever did write a book, I would publish it under a fake name!
True, no one would know what a great thing I had written. But who cares?
So long as no one knew I wrote that piece of drivel.