I love writing, have been writing and am attempting to Go with the Flow rather than Make It Happen.
Wednesday, July 20, 2011
The Other World
Writing helps me feel connected to the world. Grounds me. Helps me feel that I'm doing a good job living this life.
If there's a season for everything, then it's been a season of more endings than I'm used to. Some expected. One very much not.
To Peter, Dodie, Shera who was supposed to visit next week, my sister's friend Freya... and, yes, our dog Magic, I offer Walt Whitman... Let your soul stand cool and composed before a million universes.
I offer that to the rest of us, too. Let us be good stewards of our universes, including the ones we create in our writing.
...I'm picturing Peter on a porch with a cigar, Dodie curled up with a book of Emerson, Freya is away checking her kids... and Shera reads on the dock with Magic at her side...
I'm working on the business end of YA novel #1, a triangle of three high school guys.
Novel #2 about a guy named for a brand of cigarettes waits its turn.
Novel #3 is in the works.
Novel 0 sits in the box where it belongs.
The mountains, the mist, what's seen, what's not... to me this is writing.
Check out robertguthrienow, a link to my projects, including the first pages of novels, the on-line story of my not very terrible trip from junior high to happily-ever-after with pit stops at boarding school and a fraternity, our IT GETS BETTER video, and the Our Spiritresource for LGBTQ youth.