I needed to see @jonicggiano writing her latest piece on her blog Inner Child, to remind me that there are some things that just don’t go away. It is too early on a Sunday morning to discuss these issues, but I will revisit it at some point when I have gathered my thoughts. You should click on the link to read the story. It is a well written short story that was also published on MasticadoresIndia.
For those who are wondering; I have not given up on writing. I took a hiatus from blogging to focus on completing my manuscript. It felt like I had been locked away in a cave hibernating. But there is purpose in isolation, and progress is made when you dedicate and commit time to a project. By God’s grace a publisher asked for a full manuscript submission as well, so fingers crossed it leads to me finally becoming a published author. But everything in God’s timing.
That also required a gentle reminder. I had woken up stressed out about the query letters that we send as writers, and the many rejections that are sent in response, or no response at all. It does get under your skin, no matter how many you get. So, at 2AM I walk to my kitchen as sleep was no longer playing nicely, and the little note on my fridge says, ‘God is always in Control, stop stressing.’
It was all I needed to see.
I am back blogging. Hopefully much more consistently as I still have other ongoing projects that demand my time and pays the bills. But I am back.
I am a freelance writer living in West Palm Beach. I observe and write about nearly everything and everyone I encounter. I have learnt that if I look at the world carefully, and long enough, I see a reflection of myself in everything. After all, we are what we put into the world.