I noticed that it’s been a while since I’ve posted. There is a good reason for that.
I’ve been writing a book – something that I’ve wanted to do for quite some time. I didn’t think I had 60,000 words to put in print that when put together said something of value.
But I was wrong. I had a number of people in my life who believe that I could. Lucky for me. (Maybe I’ll write a book about ignoring your negative inner voice, or a book about ignoring fear especially when the worst thing that will happen is that you write a book that no one buys. Isn’t personal growth worth something these days?)
I can thank my editor, Todd Brison, for pushing me to the end of this project. It was he that put my absence on my blog in this metaphoric term – I was building a rocket. Why yes, I did! I have built this enormous engine and have been testing it using up lots of fuel to be sure that it will launch.
Several of my previous blogs have been re-engineered. Halfway through the project, I realized that it was taking on a specific shape – one that I didn’t actually set out to design. But surely, Todd saw it for what it was. (Does that make the author a little too close to the forest to see the trees?). I think I used every word, phrase, and even figurative language to talk about this idea of resilience without using that word, but without a doubt, that’s what I wrote about.
I’m back to writing again. Mostly in my black journal. I love the feel of a good pen on great paper. It’s inspiring. Once the ideas take form, then using the computer helps me to fly through the writing.
I’m grateful for those who believed in me when I couldn’t see it myself. With a little prayer and a lot of hustle, I hope you’ll be seeing my title soon.
Sing, Birdy, Sing