My main character Sydney Roberts embarks on a journey to create a new life – not because her former life is all that bad – she just can’t ignore the voice within telling her that if she stays in the same spot, she’ll stagnate. Her life’s contract to realize her destiny will be null and void.
I believe in destiny and purpose, that we all have missions to fulfill, some personal, some global. One mission I feel compelled to fulfill is to put words to paper – not a difficult assignment, you’d think. But, there have been so many distractions. I’m an expert at manufacturing them. One of my all-time favorite humorists was Erma Bombeck. In one column she wrote about being a master of procratination. She could spend an hour picking at her fingernails while they were poised over the keyboard, for instance. Considering the volume of articles and books she produced, those nails of hers didn’t hold her back too much. She was conscious of her mission, and took it seriously, as evidenced by her quote, “When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and could say, ‘I used everything you gave me.’” On a lighter note, she also said, “Seize the moment. Remember all those women on the Titanic who waved off the dessert cart.” That was Erma. To read more by or about her, go to the Erma Museum.org.
Now, back to my own writing, right after I scrape that last bit of polish off my fingernail…