surreal 23 March 2015

IMG_2797What is surreal? Going to Amazon and finding the two books you’ve had published in full-blazing color! There are good reviews. Birthing a novel is no easy task, whether it is good or not-so-good. It takes a great deal of commitment and time and sometimes that time is stolen in short bursts while still maintaining family, jobs, and other daily life necessities.

Writers cannot help it. Compelled to tell the stories drumming around in our hearts and heads, we dream them at night, and see them in various parts of our days. Of course, this also requires a lot of reading- an over-consumption of words to make us filled to the point of word obesity. This way, we have a trove stored up when we need that one certain turn-of-phrase coming out of a character’s mouth in just such a way as to hint at their personality.

This writer’s journey is a journey of faith, to be sure. There are so many struggles and disappointments along the way, but they are right alongside the triumph in a chapter that comes out so fine, so pleasing-capturing the scene exactly as it ran through our brains. And once ‘out-the-door’ to the publisher, we are bound to take-up the next writing journey, and for me that is the next part of Isa’s story in the continuation of Windows in the Loft. Distance+FB+Banner+2

About Sally Gerard

I am a writer, runner, teacher, singer, guitar player, mom, lover, coffee drinker, hunter, antique tractor driver, horsewoman, sister, and lover of the outdoors. Did I mention that I love lighthouses?
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