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 4, 2013
Insecure Writer's Support Group - December
My writing is going well. I am working with writing coach extraordinaire, Mark David Gersonhttp://markdavidmuse.blogspot.com. He has recorded meditations to help me connect with my characters. Not only am I connecting with my characters, I am connecting more with me. Writing has always helped me make sense of my life, but this part of my journey, it is healing me in ways I didn't think possible (see yesterday's post).
I woke up Monday morning writing in my head. I had to scramble for a piece of paper to get the thoughts down before they disappeared. I'm thinking of a series of essays, rather than a full-length memoir, inspired by Dani Shapiro's brilliant book, Still Writing. If I do decide to pursue this idea, I just might post the essays here as they come. See what you guys think.
Anyway, here's to all of you Still Writing, I hope. That is, if that's what you want to be doing.