Did you think I’d given up? Well, far from it! I’ve been writing furiously for the past almost five years except for those times when life (you know, LIFE!) got in the way. Every day I try to write something, or plan something, or write notes about a scene. On paper (computer, actually) I have over 100,000 words and have written far more than that. Yes, I’ve thrown out a lot and edited a lot. It’s taken a long time, at least I think so, but I’m getting there.
Why has it taken so long? Well, I have had to learn how to write a novel at the same time as writing it. I think I’m slowly getting the hang of it. And then when I finish a chapter, I take it to my writers’ group who tell me exactly what they think (ooo, ouch)! Truly, I am grateful for their feedback.
So, what can I tell you about it?
It’s a story about Owen, a young man from Wales living in London, who questions the purpose of life and his role in it. After meeting an enigmatic holy woman, he begins his journey of self-discovery and spiritual awakening. He follows her to a village where she gives him seven mentors who teach and test him, and he meets the Sufi Saint, Maulana, who challenges him, and opens the way to show him that who he is and what is possible to achieve spiritually is beyond his wildest imagination—far beyond. It is based upon authentic spiritual teachings, experiences and secret and is written for western audiences.
I’m still a long way from finishing, but it is getting much quicker. I, myself, have good writing mentors now and am pressing forward.
If you think you’d be interested in reading a book like this, please let me know in the comments.