I don’t know if I have any friends or readers left, having abandoned this blog for such a long time. How can it be five months? I stopped blogging to try to pour myself into my last edit of The Call, and I am in days of being done! But I used to blog as well, mostly weekly, but at least once a month. Where did the time go? So sorry I dropped this, to anyone left following.
I started the blog to share my journey as writer and would be author. I stopped. I don’t know if it was perfectionism, as in ridiculous and impossible attempts at some unachievable ideal, or a genuine honing of my work. I guess that will be up to an editor if I ever have one! But finally I am within sight of a genuine final, very improved, draft of my manuscript. I know I said that ‘final’ word before, but this time it is true. Before when I said it I believed it. Now I realize that being done is not the same as being finished!
What I believe now is that a year ago in January I gave birth to my book in its infant state. Now I have ‘raised it.’ As with my children, what I learned was that there was a lot that I needed to provide before The Call was ready to live apart from me. Now, I promise, my story is about ready to ‘graduate’ and take on the world. It probably is still imperfect and I am sure I have much left to learn. I now know that just like it was for my children when they went out into the world, many bruises and bumps may lie ahead. But it is May of senior year and I think The Call is ready for the challenge.
Please tune back in friendly readers and other would be writers – I will try to be better at sharing what lies ahead. After all, writing is my Call and although you really don’t know what it means yet, you are a part of my circle.
- of purpose and finding your way back… (imperfectous.wordpress.com)
- Henry Miller on Reading, Influence, and What’s Wrong with Education (brainpickings.org)