Since my last posting, so much has happened with the book that it is a new being. Last summer I cut up my draft, and rearranged everything, cut many things, and shaped it into a new kind of flowing. I also update the sub-title, and decided to use that for the blog as well. I am on sabbatical now, and revising and editing, and trying to begin a book proposal to find a publisher. The revising and editing is a joyful process, but the proposal is very hard. It is a great challenge to the ego–who am I to share my words with the world? Hard to describe the book in a few words, hard to describe myself in a few words, hard to imagine how to “market,” when what comes up in my heart is the desire to transform the world so that we rediscover our connection to all beings. The process of writing has also brought me more deeply into the brokenness we live within.
I have been thinking I might come back to some occasional posting here, just to remind myself of the marvelous wisdom all around us. Today I am excited about a book by Robin Wall Kimmerer which I just recently started reading, called Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge, and the Teachings of Plants. I felt such a great sense of kinship with the writing in this book, and inspired by the stories she tells, and the possibilities of learning from so many of our fellow beings on this earth. I have read several chapters so far, and am savoring each one. Get this book!
I just ordered the book. Perhaps you should consider Milkweed?
Creativity is sooooo transformative…..
I would love Milkweed but they are not accepting submissions at the moment–no indication of when they open up again. But I will try to be ready when they do.
So wonderful that you have taken the time to continue to allow your creative juices to flow with few interruptions.
thank you Joan!
Thanks so much for recommending Braiding Sweetgrass!! It’s a wonderful remembering of our true community.