The Writer’s Curse…

I finally finished my 1000 words for the day on a sad note. It was a very heart-felt moment in the book which I never planned on doing during the outline. It just kinda came to me. Does this happen to all writers? Do we get so caught up in our own stories and characters that we actually cry or am I just being a literary wimp? Frankly, I don’t need to know the answer because it’s not going to make me change. I remember shedding tears on a few occasions while writing both A Taste Of Home and Far From Home. I think it’s mostly because my main characters are all young girls rising to a challenge after being placed in extraordinary situations. I’ve had three daughters. The fact they’re all older now is saddening so I’ve created my own. It’s cheaper this way and I’m too old to raise babies! Still, my characters Katie Liberman from the ‘Home’ trilogy and Angel Burns from Extinguished are my children. I hate it when they hurt. Wow. After reading over what I’m writing in this post, I definitely have mental problems! There’s no other explanation! Then again, maybe it’s just the writer’s curse coming into play. The fact we experience emotions so deeply that we must pour them out on a page for the world to see and judge otherwise they’ll explode within our own heads. No, I think we ALL go through this. Some people just don’t like revealing their weaknesses. Personally, revealing my weaknesses to the world is a strengthening exercise in disguise.  Whatever doesn’t kill you…


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C. Derick Miller is an award winning (Splatterpunk/Indie/Cult/Horror/Dark Fiction) author, Gonzo journalist, producer, screenwriter, poet, ordained minister, and songwriter born in the town of Greenville, Texas. A seasoned paranormal investigator and administrator for the fine art industry, his influences include Hunter S. Thompson, Kevin Smith, Shawn Mullins, and Del James. He is the Head Writer for Your Stories On Video and is Sr. Writer/Jr. Producer for AtuA Productions. Chad is also an active member of the International Thriller Writers organization, the Horror Writer’s Association, and co-host of the “American Justice” podcast. He resides in the Bishop Arts District of Dallas, Texas and has a price on his head for his short story “Hell Paso” contained in the #1 Amazon Best Selling/Award Winning Death’s Head Press Anthology “And Hell Followed”. He wishes he was making up that last part but…it’s nice to be wanted.

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