HAPPY 2016, The Face Behind!
In welcoming the New Year, just want to have a glimpse of the past covers of my Watty novel, The Face Behind, that have added encouragement for me in the past year (or two) to write.
Hooray! Happy 1K Votes and 18.2K Reads as it approaches the first year anniversary of its completion this April. Thank God!
The saddest part of reaching out for a dream is to be misunderstood. That’s why I practice listening closer to what my heart says and try to understand its beating. I’m tired of expecting others to understand that my battle is extraordinary and I need an extraordinary time to conquer it. I am alone with this, and so I have to be brave.
Well, it’s rainy season in the Philippines, and I would like to claim the “rain” in it belongs to me — Rainydusk!
Maybe for that reason, and since this blog is mine alone (as expected, no audience) and is designed for mine alone (any volunteers to come along?), for the purpose to practice my liberty to say anything about myself, I’m going to write a series of entries I’ll call, “Looking Back to Move Forward.” But if ever — IF, in whatsoever accidental reason — you stumble upon here, I encourage you to visit the other site I moderate. The StorPpy Weblog Magazine. It’s a literary depot for the Tagalog (Filipino) or TagLish (Tagalog-English) short stories. So, if you’re into reading or writing short fiction in Tagalog, don’t hesitate to click the link.
Back to the topic…
Why do I blog in the first place? Of course, my prime purpose here is to practice writing. The other reason is to record anything about my activities related to writing. This blog is a journal I could open any time, anywhere, even without logging in to WordPress, as long as there is an available internet. So, that’s it!
Now, why “Looking Back to Move Forward?” Isn’t it a paradox or something against the bible? Pause, thinking… Nope! I’m a hundred percent sure I’m not doing anything against the scriptures. This has nothing to do with my religious faith and beliefs. This is personal. This is more of glimpsing at the good or happy things I’ve done in the past for writing — and not of what the bible preaches as to not looking back or returning to sins.
That’s clear. So, when shall I begin? Soon, and now getting ready for the next entry! It’s difficult to predict what lies in the future, but reminiscing the wonderful moments in the past is easy. To have something big in the future, one must first collect those little important things from the past.
Retrieving the good vibes…