Soft wondering breeze
Searching barren everglades
Nourishing a dream
Where do you go when you’ve given your all but you know you’re not yet finished?
You go to the next level!
My absence for the last couple of weeks has been due to a mammoth effort; striving to finish the penultimate draft of my upcoming novel. (before it goes to the editors)
It is a task that has become a dream
And a dream that has become a task
When the mind goes numb
But the goal keeps hounding at your soul
You keep pressing those keys
Existing in reality
But living amidst the pages
Oh how you love your characters!
How you adore their world
But how do you go beyond your ability–
How do you transcend?
I dip a thought in minds I admire
Turn the pages of those who’ve made worlds beyond comprehension
And I say to myself;
What I must do – I have!
What I cannot do – I must!
How I’m supposed to do it – I do not know!
But I imagine and I write
Press key after key
Smile here, groan there
Try this, try that
Knowing perfection often lies in flaws
And flaws make us who we are
So I mould a cauldron of imagination
Add gallons of mystery and wonder
Spice it with hot peppers of love; savory and bitter
Sprinkle heartbeats of horror
And a seasoning of hope
And when I stir, I stir anticlockwise
For a chance at defying destiny
For in order to transcend
The dream must be wrested from fate’s unyielding grip!
A stranger in a strange land
Who thought he saw an Angel in the marble
And he curved until he set him free
Auspiciously, I wrote this before looking at any of my regular prompts. I just added a little. I’m taking it as a sign that the writing stars are aligned, lol.
Sheer will has kept me writing and editing these last 10days but I decided to give ‘will’ a rest too. I’ll be back at it tomorrow. It’s not writer’s block, I guess I just needed a night off.
When I can, I’ll visit. Otherwise you can expect me back mid-october. Wish me well, lol.
Stay safe everyone, Stay loving.