Two days from the date of this post (in the second month of 2022), my debut novel turns 2!!!! Can you tell by my overuse of exclamation points how excited I am? 😉
About a month after THE SPIRIT PROJECTOR’s release in 2020 the world went quiet due to COVID-19; so too did my enthusiasm for writing. While many artists made the best out of a terrible situation, I put my pencil down. TSP is but the first in a planned trilogy, and book two is barely written.
Two years later, I feel renewed. Motivated. Excited. Determined. What’s the difference from then and now? The realization that love guides my very soul, in the choices I make and the goals to which I aspire.
I’m not talking about love in the romantic sense of the word; rather, a spiritual (notice how I didn’t say religious) foundation that guides me forward. I write because I love the act and art of it. I write for ME, not anyone else. Yet in publishing my novel, I became too caught up in whether others loved it. So much so that I fell out of love with writing for a time.
To reignite my passion, I pledge to write throughout the month of February. I will post a new entry every day, all focused in some way on the topic of LOVE. After all, my best writing tends to be from the heart!