Tuesday, July 2, 2013

What inspired you to write this book?

  I love it when people ask me questions that make me think, especially when they're questions about
my writing.
       Love it!

 One such question is: "What inspired you to write this book?"

 A: "I wanted to write a book about an ordinary girl who, by trying her best at ordinary things, ends up helping in an extraordinary way.
 I wrote the first draft for my younger sister as she turned 16, and I wanted to try to tell her, and everyone else, that we don't have to always look for the "super-big" things in life, that the battle is ALWAYS won in the details.
    "For he that is faithful in little, will be given much..."
 Small things are were it all starts, so I really wish teens could grab a hold of that and nail it deep into their lives, since this is a period of super-important small things for them. What they do here shapes the entire course of their lives, and lessons taken to heart at this time are some of the most reliable ever. It only gets harder to change a bad habit, so Now Is The Hour! Young people have a deep desire for something more, something Big... I wanted to help show them that this IS big.
     What you become.
       It starts right here, in the details.
         Watch over them, 'cause they're important."

 Whether this book fully encompasses this is up to the reader, and I think that it'd be hard for any single narrative to do that. But I do hope that every book I put out there will be one more block in the foundation of that idea, and that each will encourage people, especially young people, to grasp the Now and change it just a little.

 It makes ever such a difference in the long run.

 What do you think? Does this idea come across in Fia's journey?


Kelsey Bryant said...

Yes! I'd certainly say that your message came across!
This message is really important to me, too. In fact it's one of the biggest themes in my own novel. Today is super important because it's what we have to work with!
Again, great message! It's so neat to hear how you came to write your book. : )

Hannah Scheele said...

I love it that you have a big, underlying theme in the book--so many books are just silly and pointless!
I'd say the book effectively brings across the message about how even the smallest actions of an "unimportant" young person can have very important consequences. The life decisions of every person--and the small decisions--are all part of a big picture and play a factor in how the events turn out. :D
I could go on and on, but I'll stop here. :D

E. Kaiser Writes said...

Thanks, girls! I'm so glad to hear that you think the theme came through all right!
And I appreciate your comments!