During the summer months, I tend to write less as I spend more time outside or visiting the beach. This year with COVID-19, I’ve had more time to write.
Last September, I started writing 1300 Miles to Barstow and since then the book has evolved changed and then shifted again. I love the writing process because it’s like going on a trip without an itinerary, you never know what you’ll find along the way or what you will learn.
I’m about half way through the writing part of 1300 Miles to Barstow and will interweave the poems written for the book in between the chapters.
The book has evolved to become a personal discovery journey type book with observations and widsom shared and gained. I believe events and things happen, and it is our responsibility to understand the message within these events. New for me as a writer is a discussion of spirituality and protecting our soul.
With each written page, I’ve noticed a growing restlessness, a need for change. My son is a college freshman and is moving soon to a new city to attend college. I know, the restlessness I feel will only increase.
I have worked on my novels this summer and plan to write more in the fall now that my son is in college. Since the publication of Insatiable Consumption of Being, I now the freedom to write what has been bottled up all these years. I believe now more than ever that we must carve out time for our creativity and not wait until the perfect moment to create art. Five minutes of art every day can keep your soul alive.