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, December 5, 2012
Insecure Writer's Support Group - December
If you don't know Alex, you must go meet him immediately. Thanks again, Alex, for being you and doing all you do for the blogging world.
Since I've been traveling, I haven't written anything on my novel. And when I returned home, I got slammed with bronchitis and a sinus infection, so writing is just not happening right now. I'm not insecure. I'm questioning whether it's even meant to be. I mean, I know I'm meant to write this book. Otherwise, why would that voice have come to me in Ireland. It's two thirds of the way done. I am probably still mulching the third and last part. I know this. Yet still I question. It doesn't help when there are blogfests that ask people to talk about what blogs they would miss if they stopped and mine wasn't mentioned once that I'm aware of. I'm not asking for sympathy here folks. It's a reality I need to look at. Perhaps what I'm doing here is just not of interest to folks such that they would miss it if it were gone. But does that mean I should stop? I don't think so.
Please please please don't respond to this by trying to make me feel better by saying you would, indeed miss my blog. That is not the purpose of this blog post. This is supposed to be our opportunity to share our insecurities and that's all I'm doing here folks. Sharing those yucky thoughts that keep me from doing what I'm supposed to do. Probably part of why I'm feeling this way is that I'm sick. But what's my excuse when I'm well?
As my energy returns, I will do what I always do. Return to the blank page and wait for the words to come. I will continue to post to my blog because it is something I enjoy doing. And I love keeping up with all of you and knowing what's on your minds and in your hearts.
So, forgive my whine today. Next month I promise to be more positive.