Pearls from readers
My Pearls *
An author, full of ideas, will sit typing on a keyboard for hours on end. The aching back and bloodshot eyes are worn with pride as the story takes form and weariness sets in.
Outside those four walls, families enjoy life and kids play, yet for the writer, life is put on hold as they jot down a tale that won’t give them peace. Not until “the end” is typed will they come from the solitude of this room.
Sadly, for many, during the journey to create, there will be casualties along the way. Friends, families and sometimes loved ones turn their backs on the strangeness of this new adventure taken on, with little understanding as time and funds are poured into this exposé that has become an epic part of life. The writer’s emotions are exposed and all that goes on around them is transferred onto the pages building better character and making them grow during the story. Then comes the struggle during the editing process where hearts are sometimes broken and tears of frustration are shed. And then it’s done! You’re blood sweet and tears get published and you hold a small testament of this period of time for all to read.The outcome of such sacrifices and passion to created this precious journey, has now transferred to new hands. The writer can only hope the story leaves the reader, as it left them, also wanting more.
Sales take off and then stall. A trickle of buyers catch on and off it goes again, each sale a flicker of worth in the yarn told. Then the cream; the topping that makes it so worthwhile.
Words that are written but not your own
Touches of pure gold jumps from your page
Hi Deb, Congratulations on Home Worlds (The Lord of the Planets series) I loved it! Regards Joan, Perth
Hey Debbie, Just wondering when you plan to have the next Lord of the Planets book out. Just love your writing so much 😀 Rebecca, Queensland
For these pearls, bless you both and to so many others that have left your pearl, my heartfelt thanks.
From Debbie’s Desk