“Fill your paper with the breathings of your heart.” — William Wordsworth
Rich Fabric, the anthology, launches Friday (9/28/2012).
I have this problem (blessing? issue? disorder?) that strikes whenever I get involved with something – I think I can do anything.
Write a novel – sure, I can do that.
Publish a novel – sure, I’ll give it a whirl.
Write another and another. Build a platform – absolutely (says the person who knew nothing about social media two years ago).
Start a project from scratch to bring together and showcase creative people in the South? Yeah, that will be awesome (Southern Creatives was born).
So, it came as no surprise to those closest to me when I said something along the lines of “Hey, here’s this charity, Twilight Wish Foundation, and they grant wishes to senior citizens. I feel strongly about that. So, what can I do to help?
Hmmm… I think I’ll look at the people I am connected with whose work I enjoy and admire and, let’s see, what can we do … Ah, yes – an anthology. That will be great.”
And that’s how Rich Fabric came to life.
If I ever start listening to people who say “you don’t know anything about that” or the critics or that little voice in my head that says “this is dumb – you don’t know what you are doing,” then I’ll be done. The wheels will come to a grinding halt.
But for now, the wheels are spinning.
A wonderful post by a fellow blogger
Sarah Negovetich, who is a contributor to Rich Fabric, wrote a touching, wonderful post on her blog Sarah Nego Writes this week.
“We write because we love books and the beautiful words that fill them. We write
because stories are magical and they help us to feel the world in a way that
would otherwise be impossible without a time machine and oodles of cash. We
write because we have stories in our heads that demand to be told.
I write for all of those reasons, and for the same reason I ran home from my first
day of kindergarten to show off the gold star Mrs. Green stuck to the top of my
worksheet. Because there are people in my life I want to make proud.”
Read more of Sarah’s post here: Why We Write
Back to Wordsworth
So, while I am not as eloquent as Wordsworth, I believe what he says is the only way to do it.