Monday, June 21, 2010
"When you come to the edge of all the light you know, and are about to step off into the darkness of the unknown, faith is knowing one of two things will happen: There will be something solid to stand on, or you will be taught how to fly." ~ Barbara J. Winter
Step off... step out, step up, just don't step back.
Back is where you have been.
Forwards is where you are going.
There is nothing so rewarding as a thundering forwards step. Even if the ground quakes. Even if you fall.
Write your way there. Be your life's ambition. And when you get to the last words of your book and type 'the end' think about how all endings are really beginnings.
If writing is the breathing of your heart, be your own tomorrow. Imagine your future self and have her visit the self of today. Listen when she speaks the words you wish you could go back and tell yourself.
"This will turn out so much better than you could ever have hoped. Hang in there."
What about you? When have you stepped off? Did you regret it?