Writing As I Wander

Reflections...

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Reflections of
The way life used to be
Reflections of
The love you took from me

-The Supremes

As the year comes to a close, I think about how far I’ve come this year and how far I have to go….

And that isn’t a complaint, it’s just a fact. It seems to me that the more we do, the more we have to do. The more you accomplish, the more you want to accomplish. I’m sure it’s a spiritual law here that I’m neglecting to name.

I pushed myself all year to finish writing, editing and to publish my novel. And it has been a long, long process. Then, when it was time to publish, I did all of the formatting myself. The e-book formatting and now the actual print book format. And if you know anything about publishing, you will know that it isn’t easy. I taught myself through reading manuals and watching videos on YouTube and Literature & Latte’s website. (I used Scrivener for this process).

And it was very difficult because first, I’m a newbie and then second, because my book is very, very long. In fact, I had to stop the process for a month or so and re-edit my book to remove about 100 pages. And the book is still 600 pages.

It’s been a learning process all the way around. I’ll probably blog about that in the new year when it’s all said and done.

Until then, I’m going to enjoy my Christmas holiday…It is my favorite season, after all…

Naj

Blazing Words: Writing As I Wander

Writing as I wander Through the thoughts in my head.

Spilling my heart out on the pages

Until my soul has been fed.

With every drop of imagination

I press forward into fantasy.

Deeper and deeper

Until the dream meshes with reality.

I won’t be free of this zone I’m in

Not until all the words are written.

Lost in the halls

Of this illustrious mind state.

Embracing creativity

And this magnificent fate.

This is my journey

The place where I shall be

Lost in my subconscious

Until my thoughts are set free.

There is no other world

Where I’d rather be.

There is no other world

That can fully claim me.

Naj

3 October 2009