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, February 4, 2015
Insecure Writer's Support Group - February
I am jazzed about re-discovering a project I began 4 years ago. I am not ready to talk about it just yet but when I reread what I had done, I thought--damn - this could be really good! There, I am not feeling insecure about this one at all.
Now, my novel. That's a different story. I am re-writing the entire third part of the book. I haven't had much time over the last month because of my friend's death and being executor, yada yada yada. But that's not the whole reason. It's because it's hard. And I have to really take myself to a meditative, deep place to allow the real story to come through. And, although I know I will do this, it's hard to make myself do it. And there's always that niggling voice that doubts.
So, wish me luck, just as I wish all of you luck with your writing insecurities.