Book #5 is still in edit, so I asked myself, what do I do until the edit is completed. I could start another book, paint a picture, audit some music, cut a few more rocks, or design something new from what I have found . When going through the variscite on hand, I discovered a couple of rocks that appeared slightly different. In cutting I discovered they were of a rare Variscite, I think from Germany. Was able to recover six slices that I thought of excellent presentation. Finished the piece as pictured. By adding a small diamond in a blemish noted in the stone. The piece is 1″ x 2″ with a silver wire for the case.
A book is a book, long or short, big or small. How does the various authors decide when a book is complete? What will it be called, what will the story tell, or the cover look like? Does the design come from dreaming, or from visits to the heaven of imagination.
How do you measure the book’s length? Will it be by word count, size, number of pages, number of days and nights seated at a computer, or heaven help you, at an actual old typewriter? I’ve wondered if anyone still uses one, or are they even taught to be used in school any more? How many individuals have been told why you write, where the stories materialize from, and when. If a book never becomes a reality, how many stories may still be drifting within your head, your heart, trying to become more then just a daunting task that you never get around too.
Thousands of authors are upon this old world we call home. They come and go. I wondered what the key is for an author to retain that desire and remain on the light hearted, peace of mind, positive attitude side of life, after saying to one’s self, “Was it worth the effort?”