Well, I am certainly out of the closet in terms of where I am coming from spiritually and at a rather interesting time. The strands in my life seem to be coming together like a persian carpet. I was so busy examining all the tiny knots on the back, I nearly missed the magical design on the front.
This week I hooked up with a writing support group and realised how much I have been been missing my WWW‘s -Wonderful Writing Women-back in Holland. About twenty writers met in Bread and Bean which of course reminded me immediately of Bagel and Bean back in the Hague; where I met writing friends for writing chats.
At my suggestion, we exchanged blog details, forcing me out of the blogging closet.
So far my followers are either my WWW’s- dear friends and trusted confidents- or total strangers, I never meet face to face.
Then bam a profound dilemma landed in my comment box curtesy of big sis WWW and I find myself being painfully honest to writing strangers; who I will be meeting with twice a month- with no cyber space to protect me. Steep learning curve in authenticity.
An interesting thread woven into my writing life is my newest WWW who I invited along to the group. She just happens to be a very experienced professional in international publishing. She may be the professional but she now wants to write. I am a great encourager,” look you can do it, see I’m just one step ahead on the path, come on you, catch up, let me show you how!” A perfect warp and weft.
I am delighted to tell you that I am no longer shaking in my writing boots because I know what is at the heart of my motivation to write. It is what I have in common with my first ever WWW Jo, whose professional motto is ‘share what I know to help people grow.‘ For me to be truly honest, my writing cannot exclude my spiritual self.
Just to be clear, not about religion but all about love.
Tennessee Williams once wrote “if the writing is honest it cannot be separated from the man who wrote it.”
Oh and did I tell you I once lived in Tennessee !