I feel like a character in a book. To be more specific, I feel like a hero on his journey!
I had my ordinary life (prerequisite) – although not much of it could be called “ordinary” – it was ordinary by my standards.
And then, out of the blue I got called for adventure (Step 1) – that is, I was feeling miserable and had tons of crap (excuse my French) building inside.
I insisted on maintaining my “ordinary” routines (Refusal to call).
Then, I read a book. I will share this story some other time. Suffice to say, I say I saw the path I am expected to travel. had my doubts, my fears, and other things that could be viewed as obstacles. But reading this book made me shift perspective (Supernatural aid)
Now, I am making my first steps on this path (The Crossing of the First Threshold) and making my way into “the belly of the whale“.
How many surprises are still awaiting me? How many pit falls will I have to avoid? How many friends and foes will I meet along the way? Someone ought to write a story about me 🙂
I was working on my fantasy book, which – as it turns out – is not REALLY so much fantasy as I’d have thought. Then a new idea came to me, and then another one.
I found the third one is pretty much writing itself, so I thought “Hmmm… A story I don’t have to struggle with? What an odd prospect”
So I am here to report that I am done with almost three chapters of the yet-to-be-titled supernatural book I started.
I seem to have found the discipline that escaped me for a short while, and I am loving it! I sit down with some real excitement these days and I think that means I found what I actually NEED to be writing.
The other two books are placed in protective custody, until I am done tending to this one, and they WILL be written when the time for them comes.
I hope that work and the kid’s school year-end activities will leave time for a Friday treat. Until next time – feel free to tell me what you think!