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, April 3, 2013
Insecure Writer's Support Group - April
I finished the first draft of my novel. And that is what I want to talk about today. I finished writing a novel. When I write that, and when I think about that, I realize what a monumental accomplishment that is. I was a nonfiction writer for 30+ years. Never dreamed of writing a novel until I went to Ireland/Scotland in 2009 and that darned voice came, asking me to tell its story.
I did it, kicking and screaming along the way, because I didn't think I could. Didn't think I knew how. Didn't think it would be any good even if I did figure out how to do it.
But you know what? It doesn't freakin' matter. What matters is that I stuck with it. I allowed this story to emerge, I don't know whether it's any good. I don't know if anyone besides a few close friends will ever read it. I don't know if I can find an agent/publisher or whether I will self-publish. All I know for sure is that I finished writing a novel. And I feel pretty darned good about that.
How about you?