How I became a writer. Part 12

Part 12 

I felt that writing had somehow come full circle. This story involved much of my life experiences. My mom passed away from cancer several years ago. My ex-wife was and is an alcoholic. All the while I was thinking of my kids as to how this must have affected them. It was a deep dive into the past to bring up some old emotions and draw upon them to write.  

But this was not what I was hoping to do, all this just happened. I was thinking that I may not be able to always draw upon my experiences and while I was getting through this book, I was uncertain. Would I be able to keep up the pace and keep drawing on the emotions of the past? 

However, the biggest driver for this book was the fact that my then boss told me I couldn’t write. Now that was what was pushing me hard to get this book done. I had to show him I could write and that I can do this. All the while knowing full well that he may never get to see what I wrote. The chances of my book, making it anywhere past my laptop screen and the hard drive was slim.  Despite all this negativity, it was my duty to fulfill this dream of proving him wrong.  

Slowly the chapters with fun names pressed on and the story became very enjoyable and challenging. I took much of what was happening around me and placed it in the book. I went to sleep thinking of the characters. I jotted down notes of things and ideas even in the middle of the night or even during meetings.  

I was not going to give up. I loved and still love painting myself into corners. I feel that when I am trapped, I become much more creative. A rat in a cage that needs to escape. I am never afraid to go down a path… I can write myself out of the corner and I would need to think like my characters to get out.  

The slow progression from rewriting Organ house to creating a story out of spite became a reality for Scars. I was able to go from a horror/suspense to a teen drama. I found it quite amazing. 

The part I loved the most, was that I was able to keep going and I didn’t need to stop at Scars.  

The next book would be… 

Published by Zsolt Zsemba

Zsolt Zsemba has worn many different hats. He has been an entrepreneur, businessman for over 30 years. Living abroad has given him many amazing experiences in life and also sparked his imagination for writing. After moving to Canada from Hungary at the age of 10 and working in a family business for a large part of his life. The switch from manufacturing to writing came surprisingly easily for him. His passion for writing began at age 12, mostly writing poetry and short stories. In 1999, the chance came to write scripts. Zsolt took some time off from his family business to write in Jakarta Indonesia for MD Entertainment. Having written dozens of soap operas and made for TV movies, in 2003 Zsolt returned to the family business once more. In 2018, he had the chance to head back to Asia once again. He took on the challenge to be the COO for MD Pictures and get back into the entertainment business. The entertainment business opened up the desire to write once more and the words began to flow onto the pages again. He decided to rewrite a book he began years ago. Organ House was reborn and is a fiction suspense novel while Scars is a young adult drama focused on life’s challenges. After the first two books, his desire to write not only became more challenging but enjoyable as well. After having several books completed he was convinced to publish them for your enjoyment. Zsolt does not tend to stay in one specific genre but tends to lean towards strong female leads and horror. Though he also has a few human interest books, he tends to write about whatever brews in his brain for a while.

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