What’s Waiting For You?

SecretDoorwayIt has been a interesting week for any number of reasons but mainly because I have decided to write my next novel. The first one is complete and being edited before I make any big decisions; in the mean time I can’t stop myself from starting on this new endeavor. The bookshelf is symbolic of that; the piece I am starting is a personal essay/memoir of sorts, something I never thought I would put to paper. It had always been there, locked away and hiding behind the door I had put up in front of it. I dug out the key, walked inside; I did not like what I saw but I saw an important story to be shared. It is a risk, I am excited yet nervous. So I ask my followers what great ideas are you keeping locked up behind the door? What is stopping you from finding the key?

Happy Friday Everyone!

Let It Flow

20130106_095303A funny thing happened to me last night; no funny is not the appropriate word to use, a surprising thing occurred. For the first time since I began writing seriously I was not able to write down my true emotions. I wrote outside of myself; I tried to clean it up and make it what I assumed other people would want to or need to hear. This has never happened to me; it was a reality check, what exactly was I trying to hide? I thought about it and the answer is nothing; I have never believed in hiding behind anything before so why should it start now? If I can’t express myself in my writing why am I doing it? Anyone else share this struggle, what did you do to work through it? Let’s make a promise to just own it.

Be Creative, Take a Risk, Let it Flow; the most important works I have read were not cloaked in the safety of the norm.