A long journey to become an author,
Days of soul searching and hard work.
The words need to be enticing and clear,
A bridge to the reader’s heart.

A movie camera sweeps across scenes,
So does a book’s point of view.
One point of view shows one angle
While changing points of view reveal more.

To be lost in a book is indeed a gift,
An escape from the mundane and boring.
A visit to far away places can be
An adventure to open your mind’s eye.

Once completed, a book is a treasure,
A symbol of the author’s hopes and dreams.
A confectioner’s delight to be tasted and savored,
To be remembered by the many or just a few.


Books and More Books

A desire guides us.

It pushes us to take chances.

A chance to dream,

Perchance to succeed.

The goal of being a writer.

A lover of words and stories.

Someone respected and admired.

A talent gifted to the few.

The long road ahead is long and hard.

Full of ups and downs.

Mostly downs.

But we persevere despite it all.

Despite our family’s skepticism.

Despite the initial costs that continue to climb.

Despite the bad advice from greedy publishing companies.

How do we succeed against all odds?

We find comfort in our support groups.

In our review groups.

We find solace among our peers.

The more experienced show the way

Through the confusion and road blocks.

We learn the hard way,

Through trial and error.

But it will be worth it

Once our book is completed,

We clap each other on the backs

And say, “A job well done.”

Time for the next book.