What an incredible day!
Today is the official book launch of An Unveiled Truth. I have to say that it has been yet another amazing yet challenging journey throughout my writing career. And I wouldn’t have been able to do it without your support!
With the vivid imagination I had and all the stories I had to tell, I began writing at a very young age. My teachers saw the potential in my writing and always encouraged me to write more. They would give me extra credits for my creativity in English classes to supplement my poorer math grades.
My family however did not encourage this talent and until I knew better, I didn’t bother to take it more seriously. During my teenage years I decided to write more stories as a boredom cure and submit them to online competitions. I didn’t believe that I was any good but was simply proud to have completed a story from beginning to end, no matter how short it was.
I again let go of this passion when it was time for me to enter the workforce full-time. It got in the way of balancing a social/work life. I didn’t have the time (excuse) and it simply wasn’t a priority. I was too busy trying to make money during the week in order to spend money over the weekend – a trap that many of us fall into.
When I first met my partner, we were discussing our goals and dreams in life. We were sitting in a Vietnamese Seafood restaurant and he asked me, “What do you want to do that makes you excited and fulfilled that doesn’t even feel like work?” I answered in the most simple term, “I want to be a writer.”
His response to me was, “You are a writer as long as you have a pen. When you put the ink to the page you are writing.”
A spark lit up in my mind followed by a tidal wave of excuses, “But I don’t have the time, I don’t have an idea yet, I don’t have inspiration. I have writer’s block.” He responded, “There’s no such thing as writer’s block, there is only loss of direction and creativity. If you are stuck on one idea, move onto the next. As long as you keep writing.”
I pondered this statement and went home that evening. I pulled out a notebook and started writing metaphors that made me smile or moved me in some way. And that is when I realized that as long as you write a little bit every day, your creativity will come back. This is how I found my love for poetry and prose.
Poetry and prose has allowed me to write, improve my craft, and share my feelings. Above all, it has re-sparked my creativity which has impacted my life in great ways. After completing a certain number of poems, I have worked on several novels that I now have the creativity to outline from beginning to end and has opened doors in my mind to allow inspiration and ideas. All I have needed to complete a poem is a single word, or thought, or feeling.
I am now honored to share with you the poetry and prose that I have created to open my creative eye. I hope that it brings to you a spark of creativity for your own projects, or simply an empathetic read. I have read over it several times as a bedside book to promote ideas in my sleep.
If you haven’t already pre-ordered your copy prior to the release date, you can purchase it now on the bookshelf tab as an eBook or paperback. Alternatively, you can purchase the eBook on Amazon.
Happy reading guys, and happy writing to the writers. If you have any comments or wish to share your story or feedback, please do in the comments below or send us your story on the contact page.