I don’t know how it it happened. It just sort of happened. I was blissfully writing on “Alchemy of the Heart” . Loving the two main characters and their powerful interactions. I had recently gotten over the various mind blocks that I had. As I was writing the protagonist (lead character) as a woman. Something in all of my writings to-date I had never done before. So this was all new to me and I had finally got over second guessing her and it she was now flowing out of my heart and onto the screen as a developed character. I was truly capturing her essence, or at-least I thought so.
Well, that was until Saturday, February 8, 2020. That was when in my mind, I fully committed to signing up for the draw (Lottery) to run in the 2020 New York Marathon. The moment I committed to doing signing up Master Akio and Graham came rushing in, like a tidal wave. I somewhat reluctantly forced to switch books and start once again writing “The Promise.”
So the journey continues…
If you can tell stories, create characters, devise incidents, and have sincerity and passion, it doesn?t matter a damn how you write.
I went for years not finishing anything. Because, of course, when you finish something you can be judged.
Half my life is an act of revision.
People on the outside think there?s something magical about writing, that you go up in the attic at midnight and cast the bones and come down in the morning with a story, but it isn?t like that. You sit in back of the typewriter and you work, and that?s all there is to it.
I have been successful probably because I have always realized that I knew nothing about writing and have merely tried to tell an interesting story entertainingly.
-Edgar Rice Burroughs
Writing a novel is like driving a car at night. You can only see as far as your headlights, but you can make the whole trip that way.
-E. L. Doctorow
People do not deserve to have good writing, they are so pleased with bad.
-Ralph Waldo Emerson
Writing is its own reward.
Any man who keeps working is not a failure. He may not be a great writer, but if he applies the old-fashioned virtues of hard, constant labor, he?ll eventually make some kind of career for himself as writer.