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
Tuesday, March 10, 2015
Telling the Truth Tuesday: if I'm not writing I'm not happy
Yet write I must. Even if it's just my journal writing and nothing else comes for my novel, I'm happy. Writing has been the way I make sense of me and my world. It is where I can speak my truth. It was easier when no one else saw my words. Writing my memoir took much courage because others would see my pain. Novel writing is different. It's fiction, after all. But it's still putting my truth down on paper. Even if it's "made up" truth. So, no matter how hard the journey is. No matter how many obstacles I face before I get the damned thing done and published, if I'm not writing I'm not happy.
How about you?