If someone were to ask me in an interview what inspired me to write my novel, I couldn’t hold back. A candid and forthright answer is all I could offer. I am pretty much an open and transparent kind of guy. Last weekend a pastor, who I’ve never met or talked to until last Sunday, told me that I wear my heart on my sleeve. In a way, he’s right. In the context of a relationship or friendship, hen it comes to someone I’m interested in, I am like an open book. There’s nothing about me I want to hide or hold back. I want her to see strengths and weakness. Honest and transparent is a part of who I am. I want her to see all of me so she could love that person instead of what she imagines me to be. Anyhow, I would tell people in an interview that Love Again was partly inspired by a woman I met and fell in love with in 2010. I never felt so much pain and abandonment during that time. However, in retrospect, that experience served its purpose: I ultimately began writing the novel toward the end of August 2011 and completed it December, in the same year. I finished with a total of 465 pages. I wrote so frivolously because of the heartbreak but also because of my newfound passion and purpose in creative writing.
Come back for pt. II. I want to talk about the inspiration behind my quotes and blogs and the other stuff in between.