Road Trip Wednesday is a ‘Blog Carnival’ where YA Highway’s contributors post a writing-or reading-related question that begs to be answered. In the comments, you can hop from destination to destination and get everybody’s unique take on the topic.
This week’s topic:
It’s (the day before) Valentine’s Day! Let’s jumpstart this lovefest by blogging about what you love most about writing and/or reading!
Well this is easy, because what I love most about writing is the same as what I love most about reading. In a word:
Some people call it daydreaming, but I call it writing. When I picture scenes in my head, scribble dialogue in my notebook, or type up a new chapter, I get to hang out with characters I love in a setting constructed entirely from the shiny clutter of my own imagination. I can go on adventures, do things I’d never be brave enough to attempt in real life, and maybe even save the world. And there’s always the hope that someday readers will get the chance to escape into my stories too.
The same goes for reading. I've ridden the Hogwarts Express, climbed through a wardrobe to Narnia, trekked across Middle Earth, visited the Night Circus, and competed in the Hunger Games, all because some amazing authors invited me into the worlds they’ve created.
There’s nothing quite like getting lost in a good book. And hey, if I happened to write that book, so much the better!
So tell me, why do you love to write and/or read? And to what book setting would you most like to escape?