Wednesday, November 10, 2010

I'm paranormal


I was answering an interview question today and the question was: 'Normal or paranormal?' I answered paranormal and my husband quipped, "Is this in real life or in your reading and writing?" Then he grinned and asked, "Would the answer change?" I laughed and told him, "Nope the answer would be the same."
When I was growing up a boy I had a crush on called me weird. It was horrible. At the time I thought my teenage life was ending. I cried and wondered what I had done to make him call me that. I was also outraged. How dare he call me weird! I was totally normal. Looking back, I would have to agree with him a little. I'm not exactly normal. I never really was. For example, I spend hours and months of my life creating fictional people. Another large chunk of my time is spent talking with other people who create fictional people, reading about fictional people and discussing said fictional people with fellow readers. I'm really enthusiastic about anything I'm involved with and that seeps over into my love of books and writing too. I even helped plan a party for a werewolf and another party for a vampire. As a matter of fact I went to the prom in another state for said werewolf and vampire and was on the planning committee. I even convinced several of my friends to join me. Yes, that would be the Eclipse Prom for any of you who were into Twilight back in the day. I drive to book signings and have pages of questions to ask the authors. A lot of people don't do any of those things. And you know what? I'm really okay with that. I had fun at all of those things and I'd do them again. What's so great with being normal? I enjoy being paranormal.

5 comments:

Aviles Family said...

We are all enjoying you being paranormal too! I like this post. :)

DJ's Life in Fiction said...

You went to the Eclipse Prom?? Jealous! I <3 being paranormal and I think we should all make a club, with t-shirts and everything. :-)

Sera Phyn said...

I totally agree with that entire post. Especially the parts about weirdness and enthusiasm. You have both in spades, hun. ;)

I think that's why I love you so much!

Jade said...

I enjoy being paranormal too! And I enjoyed this post. You rock Lani! Let your paranormal flag fly!

Miss Page-Turner said...

Being paranormal is great! I really like your blog, need to get your book soon and review it on my blog!:)