This morning when I grabbed my first cup of tea, I couldn’t help but notice the tray of flower seedlings with their tiny green leaves popping up out of the soil. It’s so exciting to see signs of Spring. Okay, so I admit it I love snow, but I also love the change in seasons. I’ve had my fill of snow by now, I’m ready for some green grass and colorful flowers.
Watching these seedlings grow is a lot like my writing. It starts with nothing but the germ of an idea and with some love and nurturing, a first chapter is born. For me it’s exciting watching things grow and transform. But sometimes when it’s really hot out and the plants are struggling, I think that the garden will never reach its full potential. But so far, my flower garden always reaches its full potential with bright, beautiful blooms. The hummingbirds come to play and butterflies flutter about. Its beauty never ceases to amaze me.
It’s quite a similar reaction of awe when I type “The End” on a manuscript. Let me tell you that when I get muddled down in the middle scenes, I sometimes think the hero and heroine are never going to see their happily-ever-after. But somehow, some way, they find their way back to each other. ;-)
How about you? What gives you a sense of awe?