I’d like to take some time today to talk about my personal journey in writing The Whispers of Rings. I had a lot of triumphs and setbacks with this tale and it took four years for me to see it to a completion that I was happy with.
Spoiler Warning: Please be advised, if you have not read the book, I’m going to be talking about about the plot a LOT in this entry.
With that in mind, feel free to share my bag of popcorn and let’s begin.
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“Josselyn, have you ever heard the phrase Tere L’etai?”
“…No,” she replied after a moment, letting soil seep through her fingers.
“It’s the creed of a Whisper. It translates in Alavei to Love Freely. I wish I could tell you more, but…I think I’m beginning to learn what it means.”
“No matter what happens, no matter how much you feel you’re hurt, love with all of your heart. Hold nothing back.”
It’s difficult, loving anything with all our heart. Especially when we’ve been pushed down, left behind, or told that we’re just not good enough. There is nothing that hurts more in this world than to have loved and lost.
However, picking ourselves up, brushing away the dust, and continuing down the paths of what we love most is what defines us; what shapes us as people.
Which is why I will never stop writing.
There are few things in this world that call to me more than the written word. No matter what odds are stacked against me, what abuse of the system there may be, I can’t let these stories–these characters–sleep in silence. So I will press on, tell the tales that need to be told, and heaven help the ones who stand in my way.
Won’t you join me?