A Thought on [Un]Certainty

Tumblr Post #16 (July 2017)

It’s been a month since I’ve finished Chapter 10.

A busy month.

I’ve had a lot going on and because of that, I haven’t done much writing for this book. Researching, yes. Daydreaming, yes. Eyeing this year’s PitchWars news, absolutely!

But not writing.

Meanwhile, I’ve gotten food poisoning, received unsettling news about the future of my job, have traveled to Malawi for a humanitarian project of mine, and also received a surprise collage art commission that has kept me up working day and night since I landed back in the States. So I’ve been preoccupied.

Photo Jul 30, 10 31 15 PM

But that doesn’t mean I don’t care about this book. Nor does it mean that I’ve been lazy or cohabitating with my doubts on this novel’s completion. But when you want to do everything, everything can’t get done simultaneously. Some things must be put off so that other things can thrive. And this time around, my book had to take the back seat.

So that’s where I am right now.

I’m tired—Hell, I’m exhausted! But I’m thriving. I’m making moves and being recognized for them, even if the extent of that recognition is uncertain. And even with all this uncertainty surrounding my job, this commission, and my financial future, there is one thing I’m still certain of: this novel. I’m still certain that my story will be complete. I’m still certain that it will be published and consumed by the masses. And I’m still certain that, no matter what else happens in my life, I will continue to push through with this story until the final scene is written, until the final word is said, and until the final breath is taken.

Inhale deeply.

Exhale fully.

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