~MelindaWrite Writers Write!I have been very caught up in the online marketing of True doing all a traditional publisher used to do. Gleaning articles, acquiring reviews, finding creative ways to advertise without money. All the time wondering about time lost, knowing that the most satisfaction comes from creating new stories, that writing is its own reward, and success has many definitions. Sometimes I ponder the energy and time spent with the iPad and look outside and see Summer blazes in all her green glory across the mountains and in the valley. The greenery so hot and bright it almost hurts ones eyes.The garden just started, grows with the promise of an abundant harvest. Walking up the mountain, the wildflowers sway in a warm wind scattered across the forest’s floor like random jewels. The horses already fat and glossy cruise the pasture grazing as if there were no tomorrow. If only this moment could be frozen in time. The little boys run and squeal through the sprinklers, their small bodies tan and strong. “Gramma, Gramma” they call as they rush to me, their arms full of red, pink and white peonies, “for you” they call. Their innocent faces full of excitement and the pure unconditional love all children possess.Yes, I know so well to bottle this moment and remember the peace of here and now for outside the world turns in a most precarious way. The powers that be cruel and dreadful, the lives of so many a living hell, our government bereft of heroes attempting to run our bodies, our food supply, willing to prostitute and rape our gorgeous planet. Never has storytelling been more important as we teeter on this unstable time in history. We must write to tell the human condition, to inform, to inspire and burn the candle of hope for the lost and unhealed.There is a reason why there are more humans writing than at any other time. We have so much to say, so much to teach and empower. It doesn’t matter whether we write about the past, the present, or the future as we learn from every time. The competition to be read or published is greater than ever, but with the world wide web we can reach out and communicate like never before. Humans are reaching out, speaking up, giving ourselves to educate and inform, and once informed to ACT. Deepak Chopra says the paradigm on the planet will happen because of information on the internet.So as I reflect in gratitude for my fortunate lifestyle and loved ones, I know that it is ever more important to write about the lives of others, perhaps not so fortunate who are learning and willing to heal and inspire and reach out to humanity in anyway they can. So write writers! A poem, a story, a novel, a film, send it out without regard for failure or acceptance. Words touch people deeply. As we write, delving into our own psyche, looking at what sparks us, even our inner darkness, When our character fails or triumphs we heal! It spirals outward and the writer has no idea of the miraculous circumstance when someone reaches into their library’s free box and reads a story that will ultimately change their life forever.
A young woman. A calculated act. The close knit bond of extraordinary women leading ordinary lives. True is a stunning tale, which beautifully weaves these dynamic characters and their pristine wild environment, their families and the animals they love, into what undoubtedly becomes a story one will never forget. “A lesson in healing, strength and courage, and above all, the magnificence of true friendship."