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
Monday, July 7, 2014
Monday Musings: what happens when an exciting thing is over?
I've done enough travel over the last 18 years to know that I will have the inevitable letdown after a trip, especially a magical one like this trip to Italy and Romania. I used to get slightly depressed. But now, I just start thinking about where I want to go next. And what else in my life am I passionate about that feeds my soul. Hubby is enamored with Harry Potter, so our next trip might be one not too far away--Universal Studios and the new Harry Potter experience. Who knows?
In the meantime, to keep from allowing the letdown to get me down, I am focusing on airbrushing the language in my novel. Next step - find a line editor to nail down the grammatical issues and all the places I misused or forgot commas.
One of the readers I gave the manuscript to before I went to Europe said to me at dinner the other night, "You have to publish this book." I looked at her. She said, "No, really, you have to exhaust every possible option to get this book published."
Okay. That will keep me from feeling a letdown.