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As I continue writing BOOK III of, The 13th Apostle, trilogy series, I can't help periodically reflecting on my novel writing experience, thus far. I've been faithfully writing for 15 years, and publishing novels for 9 years... and it really was the best thing that ever happened to me. When you follow your passion, you connect with your soul's purpose in this life. Once you've discovered it, there's no denying it. You feel more alive than ever before, and you know that your work will find its audience, seemingly all on its own. My books also feel like they have their own soul, as if they are living, breathing, inspirational works of art, meant to enlighten the lives of those who read them. It's hard to explain to anyone who does not create, but those who do, understand what I'm saying. Anyone who has the passion to write a book, pen a poem, paint a portrait or landscape, carve a sculpture, compose a piece of music, act out a scene, design a building, or dance, should read the following...
Being inspired to boldly create or do something that will turn your passionate vision into reality, has genius, power and magic in it. If you can go there in the mind, it can be done.
“Until one is committed, there is hesitancy, the chance to draw back, always ineffectiveness. Concerning all acts of initiative (and creation), there is one elementary truth, the ignorance of which kills countless ideas and splendid plans: that the moment one definitely commits oneself, then Providence moves too. All sorts of things occur to help one that would never otherwise have occurred. A whole stream of events issues from the decision, raising in one’s favor all manner of unforeseen incidents and meetings and material assistance, which no man could have dreamt would have come his way. I have learned deep respect for one of Goethe’s couplets: Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it!”
— William Hutchison Murray (Scottish mountaineer and writer)
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