Welcome to Following the Whispers blog
Thank you so much for taking the time to visit. Hope you enjoy your stay. I blog here whenever I feel the need. This blog was created at the time my memoir came out, in February, 2009. Its motto was: creating a life of inner peace and self-acceptance from the depths of despair. Now, my focus is sharing this journey we call life.
“Only one thing is more frightening than speaking your truth, and that is not speaking it.” Naomi Wolf
“We are called human beings, not human doings.” Wes Nisker, Buddhist teacher
“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs…(And) if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly.” Theodore Roosevelt
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Insecure Writer's Support Group - November
Sometimes I wish I wasn't a writer. I would have much less angst. I could just enjoy retirement and not worry about whether I wrote today or yesterday or beat myself up for allowing two weeks to go by without writing a new word on my novel. But then I remember that is part of the process. There are times when the words don't come because my unconscious is working and is not ready to spill forth its wisdom. And if I wasn't a writer, whatever else I'd choose would have its own issues which would, undoubtedly, cause angst as well. So I might as well accept angst as part of my DNA and get on with it.
How about you?