In the last couple of months I took a break from blogging. In that time, one of the things I did was finish a writing project I’d been working on for a while. It’s based on an idea I had a long time ago. What if we receive an orientation before we’re born, but once we’re born, our memory of it fades?
My process while writing this was to sit in front of the fireplace, meditate on the flames, and wait for inspiration to fill out the premise I imagined. I’d let thoughts come in and thoughts go out. Eventually, a thought stayed long enough for me to write it down, which led to more thoughts, and then the flow took over.
I did this daily until it didn’t work anymore. Then I started editing.
I had originally imagined a much longer story, with many characters and sub-plots. But as I worked on it, it was really just the orientation that I was most interested in. I struggled with this because I was really attached to writing a much longer piece. But I felt like I was forcing out a story rather than revealing a long-held vision.
So, I let go of my attachment to the original idea and focused only on what resonated with me.
Please check it out here and I hope you enjoy it.