Remember those phony peeps in high school? You could always tell. I don't know who they thought they were fooling? Themselves, I guess.
Truth plays a big part in my WIP. It's the main motivation of my villain, and the more I develop her throughout the story, the more I realize how much knowing, or not knowing, the truth can really affect someone.
Remember The X Files? "The truth is out there."
I love that. You can apply it to anything. The truth IS out there, but how bad do you want it? Sometimes we have to dig for it.
"Not being known, doesn't stop the truth from being true."
Another one of my fave quotes. We can pull the wool over eyes all we want, but the truth remains.
"And the truth shall set you free..."
This one's from the Bible. And couldn't be more necessary in any healing process. I've held onto lies before because I wanted to believe them. But that's all it is, lies. The weight that's lifted from your shoulders when you accept the truth, is astounding.
"To thine own self be true." William Shakespeare
Could there be any more profound quote? Seriously, if we can't be true to ourselves, we're doomed to a life of trying to make others happy. I think this applies in writing so so much. Why? Because it's so easy to get preoccupied with writing for the trends. Somehow we get these ideas in our heads that we can make lots of money with a trendy idea, or at the very least, get published.
But is that what we write for? Or is it because inside us, we have a story to tell? And because we adore the written word, and piecing words together in sentences that just flow and evoke feeling.
That's the bottom line of my post today: staying true. If vampires are your passion, but the market is fully saturated and no one wants them, who cares? Stay true to yourself. The market will come back around. Just like those bad 70s bell bottoms came back around. (Yep, I had some. Loved them.) The important thing is that we stay true to ourselves.
Okay, sorry if this post came off preachy. I didn't mean it that way. :) Thanks so much for stopping by and I'm way behind in blog visits since the kids are out of school for Spring Break, but I'll be catching up with you over the next few days. If you celebrate Easter, Happy Easter weekend! My kids have a big hunt today, so I'll be away from my computer, yet again.
On a very positive note, I'm celebrating! I just finished the first draft of my MG fantasy story. I wrote the whole thing in a month (my own personal NaNo) by pounding out chapters for 2-3 hours every morning. Of course, now the real work comes with revising the mess I've made. ;)
Do you have any favorite quotes in truth? What lessons have you learned from staying true? Please share....