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"Life is often like a Poem; when you begin to perceive it, it ends. But the lucky thing is, every end is a new beginning!" - My First Quote Ever
"Life is too precious to be just hanging around in it, too good to be just sleeping through most of it, and too passionate to be just thinking about it...... So, I WRITE..." ~ Sana Rose

September 13, 2011

Unexpected Gifts

Hi, Everybody!

I'm not very sure what I'm going to talk about today. But I guess I should be writing now and then out here. Well, let's talk about unexpected gifts, shall we? :) Because I just got one a day ago. From my fiance, of course. So where were we? 
And when we talk about Unexpected gifts, we always tend to end up talking about the material things, don't we? Even I was doing the same above. 
But what should we be thinking of, actually? Isn't it the blessings that we often forget to count that deserve our thought first?
That returns us to God, for sure. 

The most beautiful thing is that even these material things that we care to count are received through God's plan. :)

So, what did I do this week?
I resumed writing Amidst Sandcastles after brooding for a long time. It was like waking up again... Waking up to my dream. A friend who reads it as I write thinks it's going pretty good. She is actually very much in love with Noah Sehnor. And so am I. Sometimes, it's like I'm writing it just to make Noah happy. Since right now he is in hospital, (Oh, yes, I know it sounds pretty silly), I'm writing it to get him out of there. But I am writing it anyway...

So here I am writing the dreaded part. I was pretty nervous about it, that I didn't know how to start it. But even after I did, I got stuck. I am talking about the flashback, set in 1997.
Now it's all coming smoothly, now that I am getting the needed feedback.
Check out Chapter Four from the novel. And let me know how it goes. :)

And it's time I began making the soft copy, directly and work on its editing as I go. :) 
It indeed is not the easiest job in the world, but it's worth it, I guess. 

What next, friends? Here's it: 
I read A Walk to Remember by Nicholas Sparks.
He keeps his word, I tell you. In the beginning of the story, the hero, Landon Carter says that we would smile first and then cry, hearing his story. It's simply true. Nick simply knows to draw out first love and its pangs and wonders and beauty so well that it is so charming and bittersweet and yet so simple.
We may cry, feel sad that things weren't very fair after all, but then we know, that was probably the best way for the story to go. Or it wouldn't have stayed in our heart as such.
And one of the things I love about the book is how it gets its title - A Walk to Remember. Every time Landon and Jamie walk together, we wonder if this was the walk that was special enough to name the book. The walk comes at last. It was such a touching one... It was Jamie's walk down the aisle... :)
So there goes another of Sparks' book. The Notebook and A Walk to Remember really stole my heart, that I want to read it again for the first time.
I would really love to write like that. The fact is that not many people would be bold enough to write a story that ends in a sad way, and the only happy things left for us and the hero are the sweet memories of a past life. But when Nick writes it, I guess we accept it. But would you, if I write so??? Would like to know about that. I wish I were as bold as Mr. Sparks was. :)

And another thing - after I read The Notebook, I took out my own book, and flipped through it and read some verses, each moment realizing how much I have forgotten myself, how much I have changed through time... Somehow, the poesy and importance of poetry in that book made me realize how bonded poetry was to our lives, being one of the first things we start reading and by-hearting. And as I read through my own forgotten verses, I just found a way to understand myself better. It was another Unexpected Gift... And I wrote a poem on the book. :) One of my best works ever, if you ask me. Check out Remembered... here.

By the way, I have been writing rhyming poems - check it out at my poetry page at The Muse Diary in my website

What else has been happening? Let me get back to writing then. Will let you know what I'm reading next. I have some books in my shelf here - real books, not my ebooks. 
I have yet to read A Thousand Splendid Suns (Khaled Hosseini), Tara Road and Echoes (Both Maeve Binchy). And some Luanne Rice's gentle stories of love and bonds. There are too many great books out there. And I do often wistfully think, will I ever add to it...? :) There's nothing to lose to dream, by the way... 

So that's it. I have another story to work on, to rewrite a story I began while at school. 'Nd another one to begin  - Just A Dream Away...

Goodnight one and all... :)

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