Today brings us a guest post from author RS Emeline whose new book, Purrfect Storm, has just been released on Amazon. Today, she’s speaking with us about the connections between life and fiction, something many writers–and readers–can understand.
Survival… or Why I Write Fiction
by RS Emeline
As a teenager growing up in the soggy Pacific Northwest, I kept myself sane wallowed in my misery by writing really depressing and dark poetry. When I got older and moved away from the constant gloom of my familial ‘homeland’, I no longer needed to write about death and darkness.
Who am I kidding?
I still write doom and gloom, but now it has a happier ending.
When I married my Marine seven years ago, I didn’t think anything of my former desire to publish novels. In the constant hustle of everyday life I didn’t have time to remember dreams of the naive drunk crazy young girl I’d been.
Until I got pregnant.
Suddenly my desire for blood and vengeance a record of what was happening in my life and how I dealt with the constant urge to kill people hormones of pregnancy had the old dreams gearing up for a comeback tour.
Since murder is messy against the law and nobody should do it, fiction seemed a better way to go.
Some of my best stories have been written while my Marine has been deployed. Purrfect Storm, my first published work, isn’t like most of what I’ve written. Mostly because during the original phase of the writing proces,s my Marine was home. If he’d been deployed, there would have been more dismemberment blood and gore angst.
It still would have had a happy ending though.
I chose to write fiction because it allows me to step away from what is legally right, and still believe in fairy tales. It keeps me sane for the months at a time when my Marine is away, and I’m balancing the roles of mother, father, taxi driver, dispute fixer, and student.
Otherwise, I’d probably be writing this from prison.