Time for a fresh start, a new blog. To talk about something other than family holidays (http://ccchaneys.blogspot.com.au/ is an example of that) and the happenings in my other life as a wife and mother. Time to talk about what I call my “inner world”. The world of my writing.
I recently completed a series of workshops on the state of the publishing industry in Australia and the huge changes this industry has undergone in recent years. Although I learnt much from the presenter, I gained the most from engaging with other participants, and hearing their ups and downs as writers. It reminded me of the countless others out there, like me, who continue to commit to this (sometimes) crazy existence as a writer. That, even though the money can be lousy and the hours long, the rewards are felt in ways which are often hard to quantify.
Feeding the soul, I like to call it. Similar to when I gazed from the rim of the Grand Canyon at sunset, several years ago. Just me and the landscape – well, that’s how it felt once I blocked out the sound of clicking cameras.
And that’s how writing feels – just me and the landscape on my computer screen. My characters and me in another world – my inner world. Excited about what will be discovered. What will be revealed.
So, I must go. For now, anyway. To continue the journey of my inner world…
Until next time, happy writing!