My Third Novel's Conclusion, My Heartbreak

My heart begins to break when I think about completing this particular book -- because this narrative has sustained me like no other story I've known. It's both more personal and more universal than my other works. But beyond memory and archetype, it's a cri-de-coeur about needing to become the person one is destined to be. And in the writing, I have met my own life's work, my own fated journey -- having the sense all the while that the pages are suffused with a resonance, an energy, an electrified field that defies explanation. Writers hope and pray to be overtaken by a work in this way -- to be conscripted into passionate service of a profound story. To experience it even once in a lifetime seems a great privilege. I still have perhaps six months before this novel is complete, and this constitutes my reprieve. Because I'm not ready for the beauty to end.

Saturday, January 6, 2018

Music 1

Friends often ask me to share playlist recommendations, so . . . here are a few songs I’m listening to this week:

Restless Sea by Louis Futon

I Found by Amber Run

Paralyzed by NF

Four Walls by The Broods

Retro Pick:  Anytime by Journey

6 comments:

  1. These are all great picks. I just added them to my list.

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  2. Restless Sea and Paralyzed, both terrific and i already have them on my playlist. i'll check out the others, thanks.

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    1. I love those two as well. "I Found" sounds so ancient and so new at the same time -- such an unusual contrast.

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  3. I saw Broods in concert last year. Amazing.

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    1. Lucky you. I hear their live performances are impressive.

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