The echo of music, laughter, clinking glasses, dancing feet, and crisp turned pages lingered in the room. The freshly painted walls were alive with angelic dancers, projected by flickering flames. Two figures on the balcony became one silhouette when he pulled her close. His soft kisses on the back of her neck were interrupted by the sounds of off-key singing below her apartment. With his arms around her, they leaned over the rail and watched the last two guests swing arms and click feet, while skipping down the street. The singing pair turned the corner and became a double exclamation to an enchanted evening. The floating pair watched the sparkling city lights, reflected in eyes and dreams. They breathed in the crisp night air and the possibilities. A world within their reach. A world that could wait a few more hours, because at last, they were alone. At last, two heartbeats would become one.
“Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life’s coming attractions.”― Albert Einstein
A writer’s retreat book project follow-up ~ I completed a major milestone in my book project yesterday and although I am not ready to discuss the details of my book, I would like to note that I am both surprised and pleased by the plot’s progress. When I began working on my project, I was unsure about several things related to writing a novel-length story, including if I could focus on one story for an extended period. Although book completion is more chapters and drafts down the road, I am no longer concerned about having the needed focus to see this to “the end.” My project has taken on a life of its own and I am committed to seeing it through. To do otherwise would cast me into a lifetime of sleepless nights!
In other writerly news, the current The Story You Need to Tell workshop, offered through the Mayo Clinic in Phoenix with author Sandra Marinella, is progressing nicely. We have a large group and the discussion is heavy a times, but writing can heal and a supportive and safe writing community can facilitate that healing and creative growth. Thank you for visiting and reading. Be well. 💗 Michele
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