I have been exploring more and more what I can write. And yet whenever I write I find that I long to evoke deep feeling.
I don't want to write something that is just funny or just whimsical or just pretty. I don't want to write just so there is a lesson at the end or just to make one feel good.
I write that others may feel deeply.
I want to write with such emotion that others are intertwined in that emotion, too. I want my words to make people feel again and to not be afraid to feel deeply.
If there is one thing I have learned in life, its that life is hard, its painful, people walk through suffering in this world. Yet people also experience joy and happiness. I have learned that beautiful things happen even in the middle of the sad and heart breaking things.
I have learned that one man suffers in one way and another man suffers in another. I have learned that what is one person's joy and delight is another's dread and fear. Something can be beautiful to one person while ugly to another.
I want to write in such a way that people have to step out of there own shoes and feel deeply with someone else. I want my words to cause you to cry when the character cries, but to smile and laugh when the character does.
I want my readers to know a character because they have been that person themselves or because they know someone just like it.
I want to write about things that are painful and hard and sad because its real, but I want to right about joy and love, because that, too, is real.
I want my reader to read with hope, knowing the story hasn't ended yet. And as long as your own story hasn't ended yet, there is still hope for you, too.
I want my reader to know that there is hope even in the darkest hours, that the sun will shine again and that the morning will come, and so does joy.