No, that isn’t the title of my novel, though in a way, I think it would be a good novel title. Stillness Speaks – this speaks to me. It speaks to me of that space between words and actions, that place of serenity and clarity. That opportunity to see clear through to the absolute truth of a situation, to understand it perfectly without any conscious analysis, and to feel the natural, normal welling of love that flows upwards from heart to head, saying that whatever is happening is alright.
Stillness speaks to me now as I take a break from my early morning writing and think about what a joy it is to once again join the wave of human minds, spirits, consciousness, and enthusiasm. I’m speaking of that wave that comes over the world every November 1 through 30, when novelists the world over join in a celebration of writing called NaNoWriMo.
To be a writer allowing myself to get caught up in this spirit is an amazing, joyful thing. I can feel the vibrations of hope, the strong vibes of confidence and the weak ones of fear. These mix together and somehow the confident spirits give strength and hope to the fearful ones. We all strive and struggle in our own ways to be part of this happening experience. One day, one hour, one word at a time, we build our artistic literary creations, build them strong, build them big, build them crazy and wild and free. And however we build them, that’s exactly how they are meant to be. Do you see how beautiful that is?
Writers of the world, be free, be crazy with your words, and be confident. Together we will make this month a time of joy and discovery – a month to remember and a memory to savor and cherish.
This NaNoWriMo moment was brought to you by that wave of enthusiasm that came over me.
Oh, by the way, my working title this year is The Green Tea Chronicles.
Here’s my NaNoWriMo profile.