Tuesday, February 26, 2013

spoiler alert?

I'm re-editing Mountains Wanted.

You know, I'd been through it a dozen times before publishing it but I still missed things. Some of it is formatting stuff as I rushed through getting it formatted for the e-book version. In any case, I'm about 2/3 of the way done and I plan to upload the new copy by the end of the week. Don't worry, there's not any substantive changes.

It's amazing though how little bits of the story catch my heart each time I go through it. Sometimes I don't even remember having written certain words or phrases. It's like they came out of some other entity within me. And other times I will read a passage that just resonates so loudly that I am compelled to share it, even out of context.

I don't know if this is a spoiler or not. Maybe those who have read the book will tell me if it is.

In any case, I need to reread this passage dozens of times and internalize it because it's the way I must live my life right now. I can never forget my circumstances parallel Sarah's:

Kathy took her daughter’s hands into her own and looked into her face, marveling at the eeriness of staring into the eyes of a 20 years-younger version of herself. “Just enjoy every minute you get with him, sweetheart. Every single minute is pure gold. You may never feel this force again. I think some people go through their entire lives without feeling it.  But to feel this power, what you feel right now for James? This is divine, Sarah. This is a gift. Embrace it.  Learn from it. Relish it.”

Sarah nodded and hugged her mother tight..  Kathy Lynde, wisest woman on the planet, had just given Sarah’s heart the words it had been trying to tell her head for the last five months.

1 comment:

  1. Kathy is right. Cherish what you have for as long as you have it :)