Writing has been a passion of mine for many years, but not something that I seriously considered attempting, until about a year ago. Having a desire and actually getting it all down on paper (or computer screen - I actually do both) has been the challenge. I have known what I wanted to write about, but it just didn't seem .... complete. I have a lot of content on that original idea, and it's material I intend on using, but I was feeling uneasy. As if it wasn't enough, as if there needed to be more to the story. Feeling so strongly compelled in those thoughts, I was blocked. I didn't know what else to write or how to get the massive jumble of ideas that were in my brain organized in a way so that it seemed doable, interesting and organized. For the past few months my book project has been set aside, due to the mental block.
This week I've been feeling so incredibly pushed to proceed. As much as I resisted, I felt more pushed. Knowing how much I want to complete this project, I decided to ask for guidance and Heavenly inspiration. Knowing that Heavenly Father knows the desires of our hearts, I knew that He was aware of how passionate I am about my project. Calling on His help along with the guidance and inspiration from my angels, I am so happy to say that I'm finally ready to proceed.
I have always been well aware of the content I wanted to relay, but it almost seemed like to much content or material that I could not merge together to make it seem one. This evening as I was sitting outside praying and pondering over it, it came to me strongly. How all the pieces could and would fit together. It finally all seemed so clear and easy. Quickly I grabbed my notebook and began writing some notes, thoughts and ideas. It felt so good to move forward.
Yes, I literally write. To me the actual process of "writing" is therapeutic. I do the bulk of the actual book content on my laptop, but I hand write notes, thoughts, ideas, references, etc. a lot. I love to write. Call me old school.
The very next thought that came to me once I finally felt "unblocked" was .... I think I want to use a pen name. That is not something I had considered until tonight. As much as I thought .... Nahhhhh ... I also thought ... Yes!!! So the next question is .... What name? I have some thoughts and ideas that I'm excited to use and one of the main inspirations for this book project has a huge impact on that name.
I'm excited again ... Very very excited again.