Why do I write?
Because I can 😀
Well, at least that’s usually the case. I have been writing as far back as I can remember. It started with writing down lyrics and poems in my diary and somewhere along the way it exploded into several diaries and before I knew it, I was online, sharing my thoughts with the world through my writing.
I made a very public pledge at the beginning of the year to try and blog more often and so far I have been good at keeping my word. Only now the situation is such that the words seem to have dried up inside me … or rather…. as the proverb goes “when it rains it pours”. My words are being used up faster than they can come out… in my latest gig. Yeah, in case you missed it with my post on “words – new and old“, I am ghostwriting a book.
My first attempt at writing a book and I really want this to be as good as it can be. I know it won’t be perfect and this will be a long learning curve that I will be traveling slowly but I really want a great start on that journey. And I think secretly I am still an A-type overachiever personality, even though I have been battling that demon (not) for a while now. I am just trying to be more chilled out with my aspirations until this one took me by storm. But no matter how much it rains (I do hope that it won’t rain on my parade), this is one path that I cannot for the life of me, abandon. No Sir! This journey is mine, this new path to explore, new things to learn with that scared but excited feeling at the pit of my stomach.
I have always been very big on being mentored and later about mentoring others and right now I am so grateful that I get the chance to be mentored or in other words become the mentee of a personality like Dr. MAK Yuree. Ghostwriting his book means that I get to ask him anything I want about so many things that I want to know, learn, absorb. It is an all encompassing passion that has simply taken on a life of its own. To get free pass to pick his brain… that’s a wow right there, every single day! And then to get to put down 30 years of his experience in words for other’s to know… yup.. you guessed it.. another “wow” right there again 🙂
Below is the cover of the book we are writing and hopefully it will be out within 6 months. At the rate at which we are making progress though, it might actually be out far earlier than that. Incredibly, for the first time in my life probably (or maybe the second or third, but trust me that’s pretty rare), I have someone else pushing me to do more, better, faster and my usual fast pace isn’t fast enough 🙂 I do actually sometimes feel like a race horse being prepared to run the longest race of my life. Had I been an adrenaline junkie, the overdose would’ve been enough to keep me on a high for months to come. But as my teaching goes, I am learning to be calmer in the eye of the storm, to take the long view on the future and envision the destination even as I embark on this new journey.
There’s one more person that I must simply acknowledge and thank for giving me the courage to even consider taking on this mammoth sized task… Joshunda over at http://partyofones.com/. She just published a book of her own “Single & Happy: The party of Ones”. Her first book on which she has already had some great reviews! and the cherry on top of the cake? She’s just signed a new book deal!!!! So if you have enjoyed my writing, if you enjoy strong women in general, head over to her site and give her a shout out 🙂
So for today, I am grateful for these 2 personalities in my life who has inspired and impacted me in very different ways to go beyond my comfort zone and explore unknown territories. Thank you!
Posted on March 1, 2013, in Uncategorized and tagged arts, Butthan Martial Arts, Dr. MAK Yuree, Ghostwriter, Joshunda Victoria Sanders, publish, The party of ones, Writer, Writing. Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.