I am a writer.
When people ask, I tell them that I write as I breathe.
It’s essential to me.
I look at the world around me. And the world inspires me.
Now being an edited writer is another story.
We all have the desire to one day get the chance to hold in our hands our first book.
It might not be our best book. But at least it’s the first one, the first step towards our dreams. It’s taking the chance to make them come true.
And we all know that for dreams to come true, we do need to do something. Sitting down comfortably on our sofa won’t make it happen.
So we ought to try, to take the plunge.
And it’s hard. Cause with the first step we take, we walk into unknown territory. And it’s scary. Crazy scary.
So we can decide to give up.
Or try. We never know where we’re going. We never know if it’s going to work. We don’t have a clue whether people will love it or not, support us or not. But we do know that if we don’t make it, we’ll spend the rest of our lives with regrets. And regrets are not the best buddies ever. They are total nightmares.
Back in May, I decided it was time for me.
I started writing my first French Poetry Book.
I already had a couple of poems. I spent time editing them, rewriting them. I created new ones. I looked for a title.
I especially wanted to share with my readers how light can overcome darkness, how much love can change somebody’s life. This book is about my, but it can be your, journey from stormy days to sunny ones, from crazy hours to friendly ones. It is talking about war, joy, passion, love, violence and peace. It is talking about how gratitude can show you how blessed you are despite the pain, despite deep suffering. It is talking about prayer, women power, about writing and its healing power. It is saying that nobody can totally destroy who you are inside. God dwells inside you, as you and nobody can destroy God.
It’s called “l’essence de l’être”, which can be translated as “the essence of being”.
And at the end of it, there are a couple of lines that say to you: