If you are following my blog you will know that right now I am in the middle of working with a publisher to produce my novel, Light Rising, which will be available soon. (I can’t wait to share more!) And so, recently I have been stuck in a world called editing. Also endless birthday celebrations for two of our children, mother-in-law visits from New Zealand, but mainly… editing. I know, exciting, right? Well, I’m pretty sure that some people imagine an author’s life as being exciting. I know I did...
The happiest people I know live out of who they truly are, not who they think they should be or, who they think others want them to be.Those who understand that the only thing they need strive to ‘be’ is be the very best version of themselves. I figure that having people like that on the earth will make the world the beautiful and diverse place it was meant to be. And I want to be like that when I grow up.
e e cummings said, ‘It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.’ …correct. And may I add, challenge accepted. Who’s in?
Someone once said (and whoever it was, we would have been great friends): “Showing others your writing is like handing your enemy a knife and asking them not to kill you.” All I can say is,
From conceptualization to completion, writing your story, you know the one – the one that has been pulsing like lightning through your heart and flashing in a blaze of technicolor around and around again in your head – does not always seem the wise, most practical choice, because, let’s face it, in the beginning, there’s life.