The Book in You

 

“I have a book in me.”

It’s an epidemic, it seems, at least with the people that I have come across in my writing journey.

Our words get stuck deep within us sometimes and they need a way out.

If your story is chaotic and confusing, like mine was, it’s very difficult to make any sense from the craziness that swirls inside you. We can read another’s story and the feelings rise up. The passion of having your story heard. The passion of getting the trapped words out. Memories get triggered and a deep yearning arises, and you know you have a story, it just doesn’t make any sense.

Yet.

Don’t give up! Keep pursuing. Keep trying. Let the desire keep calling you from the depths of your soul. Don’t stifle it. Don’t even try to make sense of it just yet.

If the words don’t make sense yet, try to get them out but try not to edit what you write. Let the flow happen. Release it. Read other’s stories. Reach out to someone that you feel connected with, it doesn’t matter if it doesn’t make sense.

If you don’t know how to write, find the resources and use them. Find what works for you.

Maybe you are a songwriter, a poet, a novel writer, a memoir writer, a blog writer … or even a photographer.

I told stories through my camera long before I put words on paper. It was the search for story and the longing for truth that kept me going forward.

I believe in you. The purpose of the community here at Patches of Blue is to connect both readers and writers. There is just as much power in reading another’s story and relating to it, tapping into your own,  as there is in writing your own. Sometimes, it’s the catalyst to finding that book that lies within you.

You have a book in you and I can’t wait to read it.

 

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