Day: January 3, 2016

irumeur…

Writing for the public.  I’m always reading about this subject.  They say that many books are rejected from big publishers because they are looking for a specific topic, or story line. Wow!  Does this mean I am doomed before I begin?  When I write -I write what pours out.  Oh yes, I’m admitting this, up front and in real time. You see; my stories are not outlined and fabricated to meet a certain style, subject or circumstance.  They are written with pure love being offered in every word -in the hopes that you will feel emotion, as you read them.  If I can induce emotions that warm you, produce tears, spawn romantic action, or create an anger that moves you inside -then I’ve done my job. I’m not out there reading the popular trends; thinking, I can recreate that book -even better.  That book has been written.  It is wonderful in its own right.  Why would I want to write someone else’s story? Maybe, this will be my doom.  Possibly, it will end my writing …

irumeur…

As I watch parents interacting with their small children, the smiles, giggles, the glow of love -it is a beautiful inspiration. When my own children were little, I was submersed in that glow.  It was a love that was endless, and abounding.  Nothing, and no one would have the power, strength or fortitude to drive even a sliver between the fine edges of my devotion. What I wasn’t counting on, was my children, themselves. When they are little, we fail to see the adults they will become.  We are never prepared the hate and disregard they will one-day feel for us.  Okay, I am not speaking of every child here.  Some children are so tightly woven at their parent’s hip, they either become lost in their parents needs, or they never show their own wants and desires. Still, if we raise our children to think for themselves, live for themselves, and find their own paths -they will eventually discover every flaw -with you! Once those flaws are discovered -well, you are no longer the giving, loving, and …

irumeur…

My New Year Resolution is a Word! liberté    Simply -the freedom to be me, knowing I will be fine, no matter the outcome!  Why did I chose a French word?  Because, I chose words that best reveal my thought, in not only the meaning -but the feel! I have chosen the one word I wish to describe my year, in 2016.  Freedom!  Freedom to walk this path without fear of failure, rejection, or success! I have spent a lifetime hiding myself from others -afraid I wasn’t good enough.  What was I thinking? I don’t have to be “good enough,”  I just have to be me.  Will anyone read my book?  Will they like it?  Am I a good writer?  Will they like me?  Will people reject my book because of the cost?  Will people have enough faith to read, even if they don’t know me?  Will I be okay, if it gets read, but no one likes it? My life will cease being about the “Am I’s.”  I will step forward (the word I almost chose), …