Hello and Welcome Readers, Writers, and Visitors,
You registered on WordPress.com 1 year ago!
Thanks for flying with us Ellie. Keep up the good blogging!
“Now I had NO idea that I have been blogging for a whole year on WordPress!
I kind of came kicking and screaming when my friend, and book promoter super girl told me the best way to engage and interact with my readers, meet other authors, and writers was to have a blog.
And so, here I am a year later bringing you my installments of “Words on Words.” So I thank you all who have taken the time to like, share your comments, and follow my little writer blog.
I appreciate each and every one of YOU! Now, let us “Move On.”
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TODAY’S WORD: MOVING ON
There is a comfort in having everything stay the same. It’s like knowing a room so well you can navigate it in the dark. It’s also like not having to think twice about something. Or to be certain that an event will follow familiar norms and you’re comfortable with those norms. In this world things change so rapidly that it’s like being able to take a deep breath only when surrounded by the familiar and gasping for air when changes occur.
At the same time, change is inevitable and even necessary. A very long time ago, a wise man said “The unexamined life is not worth living.” Clinging to sameness keeps us from examining life. Being confronted by change forces us to think things through and see them in a new light. But it’s an uncomfortable sensation, accepting change and moving on.
So it is with finishing a book. You want to go back and tidy up your work, scrutinize it for any discrepancies, tighten up a few phrases or rephrase something entirely, polish it a bit more. You know this book now; it’s second nature to you. It’s comfortable. It’s you.
The best remedy for clinging to your finished work is to begin a new one. Dealing with that is often frightening, though. You’ve put everything you thought you had into this one. How can you possibly let it go and start a new one now?
For most of us, ideas crop up all the time. Sometimes they are great; sometimes you don’t even remember them later. Keep a journal or a folder where you jot down those ideas no matter how mundane you think they are, your thoughts about them, brilliant phrases that you have no place for yet, ideas, plots, and scenarios and let them percolate there for a while. When you read through the journal, you will be pleasantly surprised by what you find and how it can jog your thinking into a brilliant new book.
Write With Joy . . .
Ellie Pulikonda, Author & Writer
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