Being a Nerd & Accepting My Weirdness

“Nerds like us are allowed to be unironically enthusiastic about stuff… Nerds are allowed to love stuff, like jump-up-and-down-in-the-chair-can’t-control-yourself love it. Hank, when people call people nerds, mostly what they’re saying is ‘you like stuff.’ Which is just not a good insult at all. Like, ‘you are too enthusiastic about the miracle of human consciousness’.” – John Green, Harry Potter Nerds Win at Life, Vlogbrothers 2009

When I sat down to write this blog post, I immediately started in on an “On Writing” subject, which sent me into a frenzy of “Holy Crap, I don’t know how to write about myself…” which lead to “I’m not interesting…” and of course “THE MANUSCRIPT… Nope, not quite ready.”

Anyhoo, and I’ve known this for quite a while, I have a one-track mind and it usually always leads to writing. All aspects of it. From publishing news and the latest YA releases to supporting other writers on social media and plotting my next novel. It’s a total obsession, which hasn’t exactly won me a lot of friends. Half the words that come out of my mouth are either in regards to my works-in-progress or the writing process.

And don’t even get me started on my urge to reference a book like it’s a popular TV show. The phrase “I feel like Brimstone conjuring kymera” may have come out of my mouth at one point when describing my book-plotting process. If you’ve read the Daughter of Smoke & Bone Trilogy by Laini Taylor, you’ll get the reference. If not, go read it!

Point is I’m a crazy person, utterly engulfed in my passion for writing/storytelling. And I’ve started to realize that it’s not something that I should or feel like I should apologize for. I’ve attempted to be “normal,” but what’s the fun in being normal when I can have unadulterated passion and excitement for enjoying/creating fiction?

On a side note, it’s plausible that most of these personal musings posts may include quotes or tweets from authors/people who inspire me. If you have a quote or inspirational message, please put it in the comments below! I’d love to see what all of you use for motivation.

Till the next time!