Writing Saturday: When a Writer Cries8:19 AM
I still remember, as I was going through a very difficult time in my life, writing The Destiny of a Galaxy. So many emotions got poured into that book, even though very little of that book reflects what was really going on in my heart. However, I still remembering being in the middle of editing one of the chapters the book and finding myself weeping. There is still something about that chapter (chapter 16, for those of you who wanted to know) that evokes deep, bitter-sweet emotion within me. While that book holds the deepest of emotional connections, it is not the only one.
Adventures and Adversities explored and answered much of the doubt I was feeling at the time I was writing it.
Joseph of Arimathea was a victory celebration over my doubt.
One of my latest posts here on courage was the outpouring of a lot of emotion.
Often, when I cannot release what I am feeling in tears, I release it in words. The words I write become my tears and a release for the pain I hold inside. For this reason and others, when people ask me how I write, I often answer: “For the same reason I breathe: I have to.”
What is a book that has made you cry, or what book have you written that holds many of your tears?