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, January 8, 2014
Insecure Writer's Support Group - January 2014
Did this year go by really really fast for anyone else? It seems, the older I get, the faster time goes. Here's wishing that 2014 is the year I finish my very first novel. The whisper came to me in 2009 that began this odyssey. As with every other difficult journey in my life, I went through this one kicking and screaming all the way. Why me? I can't do this. I quit, yada yada yada. But I am nothing if not tenacious. And I persevere, whether or not I should is another story.
I'm not sure how long this next phase of my writing will take, but my plan is to work on it as much as I can each day. Does anyone else get emotionally drained from writing? Or maybe it's just the physical challenges I have going on causing that particular result. Whatever it may be, I am going to trust that once I set the intention, which I am doing with this post, to summon the energy, focus, attention, and love that is required to complete this manuscript this year, that it will come to be.
What are your intentions for this coming year?