With bated breath we wait for miracles to happen, thinking that miracle is only something significant and radically life changing. What about small miracles that happen every day through things that we love, through people that we admire, through friends that we unexpectedly acquired?
Everyday small miracles DO happen, we just need to stop for a second and acknowledge them.
Back then, in 2017, after a few months of sleepless nights, an ocean of tears and tons of memory tortures, two books – just like two miracle babies to me – were born. One was written in English – Girl, Taken and another version – Неволя – in Russian language.
I realized that writing itself would become an integral part of my life, or, more precisely, one of the tiny miracles in my daily life.
Before I truly put my mind into writing a book, I never actually thought in-depth about projects of human intellect. The more I was immersing myself into the captivating waters of creative writing, the more I realized how magical it truly was. Any invention of the human mind, for that matter – extremely fascinates me.
It’s a process of making something tangible out of nothing at all. Similar to an amazing magician, who creates a beautiful pearly-white pigeon out of thin air under a delicate silk scarf, in front of a stunned throng all frozen in awe. The surprised crowd barely has a second to recover from the first trick, when the bird then flies above them, letting hundreds of eyes witness the flapping wings of the magnificent creature.
This is how the writing process seems to me. Pure magic. You guys – if you are writers – know what I mean and what I’m talking about. There are some of you out there who feel the same way I do. For me, the process of writing starts long before the moment I actually begin to write.
First, I feel that barely-sensed urge to craft something new, something unique that no one has attempted before. I can’t sleep, I can’t think about anything else. The very idea of it is just drifting in the atmosphere. I am the only one who can distinguish its presence within my skin. I feel its existence in my very core and know that I need to catch and materialize it. It is transparent. It’s invisible.
The more I think about the idea, the denser it becomes, the faster it acquires a clear outline, and the faster it shows its solid form in my imagination. Only then do I see that it’s defined – a poem or the plot of a story – and the whole project is built up in my mind from the beginning to the end.
My inner soul is so excited and overwhelmed with the new idea, that I become agitated and cannot wait to start writing. My newly acquired obsession is like a huge hot air balloon, inflated to the fullest with my fresh writing concepts and irrepressible enthusiasm; it is impatiently waiting to soar into the sky, and to please the observers that will be surprised by the captivating trajectories of flight.
Writing is a marvelous thing, isn’t it? But not always, some may say… We’ll talk about it in my next post. In the meantime, please check my older blog posts and sign up to be notified about the next one.
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