As I approach this new year of 2019, I want to meet it as honestly as I can. Who knows what it will bring? Whatever it is I want to be open. That means admitting to a large part of my life that I’ve hugged to myself mostly till now. Just as I’ve been guided to start The Releasing Voice blog, I’ve been nudged in the direction of becoming more transparent about my novels.
The title Journeys of the Heart is the current title for what at the moment are three novels in different stages of writing/editing.
In this blog I’ll share how I came into writing fiction. The challenges it’s brought me and the revelations for me in meeting those challenges.
This is the time to stand up and say yes I write non-fiction but I also write fiction. And I’m proud of that. It’s time to own up to this strand in my life that’s stretched and widened till I can’t say anymore that I do this just as a hobby. It’s developed into a way of looking at life with its ups and downs; its challenges and its obstacles.
Writing fiction has changed me. I hope for the better. Because in working with my characters, I’ve had to examine and observe views other than mine. Widen my perspective in what works and doesn’t. What the human spirit can endure and shine through.
If it all sounds heavy I want to reassure you. Most of all I write fiction because I love it. Love shaping the sentences. Allowing the characters to react and show me what’s possible.
However else I might describe the exploration, I can’t use the word boring. It keeps me amused, engaged and absorbed. I look forward to continuing as long as I can and sharing it with you.