SIGNS AND WONDERS
There have been all kinds of cosmic nudges to keep me going. At a point of frustration, when I was struggling with the ending of my book, for instance, a Facebook link showed up on a friend’s status report. It took me to J.K. Rowling’s website. I found biographical notes chronicling her early struggle, her singleness of purpose, the sense of only so much time to complete what she was “receiving” and writing, the rejections from agents, (the unremarkable two-line acceptance from the one who finally agreed to represent her) and then more rejections from editors.
Signs and wonders – that’s what comes to mind when something like this happens. Carl Jung coined the term synchronicity, insisting that so-called coincidences are meaningfully related. Each time it’s a call to pay attention. Sure enough, this time, the universe whispered in my ear that if the now-famous Brit, who penned Harry Potter, could endure such a rocky road to eventual publication, writers of my ilk can bloody well stay the course as well! (Sorry, channeling an Englishwoman there for a moment! ;- 0 ).
“We all have the ability – we just don’t all have the courage to follow our dreams and to follow the signs.” Paul CoelhoExplore posts in the same categories: Uncategorized