Friday, 2 January 2015

SAY YES TO LIFE

I started writing again.

The first line of the first chapter popped into my head whilst I was driving and it stayed with me, persistent and relentless.

The desire to embark on my next story refused to wait any longer.  I finally found myself staring at that blank page and started writing out the adventure that’s been playing in my head for the last year.  But I had to wait for the right time to start and this is it.  The time is now.

I love, love to write. 

Within the world of words, I am at home.  I am at peace.  Whenever I put on my laptop and stare at that blank page I still feel exhilarated.  I never know where I am going to end up and I smile as the journey begins in my mind, spills onto the page and takes on its own life.

Recently, I have found that my approach to life and writing has become twinned.   They were never intentionally separate.   It just kind of happened.  When I write, I am Cassie Kennedy, happy to express herself through words but once in a while the fear in the ego pulls me back and makes me hesitate.  Keeping the balance between these two personalities, my internal twins, will never end. 

But as I took that leap of faith and typed that very first word, I found the belief to write another and another. 

I only had to say yes to life. 

I had to take a breath and face my fears and do what I love.  And you know what?  Your imagination is never worse than the reality of the encounter.  When you have courage you are empowered.

I won’t say I will never have a wobble in confidence again, that would be wonderfully na├»ve.  But I believe if I can publish a book worldwide once I can make it happen again.  

So if I could leave you with one parting wish, I would like it to be this; smile, extend your hand and say yes to life. 

The waiting is over and good is always, always rewarded.