Learning the complexities of writing is a never-ending process. For those who think they’ve obtained knowledge of all they need to know about their craft …think again.
While I’ve learned a lot about the technical aspects of writing, became educated and experienced on the marketing of a published novel, and have a good grip on the whole process from concept to implementation, I’m learning there’s still a lot more wisdom to acquire. Well, I actually already knew that lesson, but this new phase I’m entering has me learning to step outside my comfort zone.
I hope I can explain this in simple turns. I don’t mean being able to move forward and succeed when I find myself outside said comfort zone. But, to make the choice to actually step into the unknown with a hunger to learn more, experience more, and fill my repertoire of knowledge with new, strange and complex knowledge, thereby expanding wisdom. Have I lost you, yet?
In stepping into the unfamiliar, I’m learning a lot more about myself as a writer and as a woman. I like what I’m discovering. Perhaps not everyone will like the new, emerging me, so it’s a good thing I live, write and love FOR me, not anyone else. I’m falling madly in love with the woman I’m discovering, and am enjoying new skills, new talents and a new style of writing.
If I could part any kind of wisdom today, it would be to keep your mind wide open and never stop learning.
Till next time,