I don’t always keep the messages I receive from the Universe. More often than not, I read them, thing, “Huh!” and delete them. Then there are the ones that click on the light bulb and I’m like, “Oh heck yeah!” Sometimes that kind of message is personal and sometimes I feel the idea is worth sharing. Then there’s the messages that hit me like a brick when it comes to my writing. Those definitely get shared. Like this one, which popped up in my inbox yesterday. I read it and thought to myself, “Self, doesn’t this pretty much explaing both why you write and why you read?” And myself replied, “Yep.”
Would it be as much fun, Silver, if you never stopped laughing? If there were never any clouds? If you were never challenged? If you were never alone? If you never heard the whole truth when it hurt? If you always knew what would happen, what to do, and where to go?
Or would you be like, “Beam me up, Bro!”
P.S. Relish the quiet, Silver, enjoy the mysteries, and welcome the whole truth.
Writers, isn’t this pretty much our basic process? I mean, seriously, who wants to write a book with no conflict, cloudy skies, no action, no adventure in whatever form. And conversely, as readers, we’d be bored to tears. I’m reminded of something Jerry Seinfeld once sait about his sitcom–“It’s a show about nothing.” Cavveat, I was not a fan but that comment stuck with me because tye truth is, if we write about nothing, if nothing happens, if the characters never discovered the truth, then neither does the reader. Today, I’m saying, ‘Yep!” I’m going to relish the quiet and remember to include some quiet times for my characters. I always enjoy the mystery shall continue to incorporate it, and yeah, by the end of each book, I want the truth of those characters and their story to come out. That’s my goal. What’s your goal today?