Part-time blogger's quandary: Do I post my recently found cure for a major disease here and now, or do I wait until I have thousands of followers and post an onomatopoeic spelling of a belch where it’ll be greatly appreciated—for five seconds?
Milan here. Hello to you!
I think we’ve all had those moments where we feel we’ve seen a sign or symbol from the universe — whether for a decision we’re contemplating or something we’re going through.
Yesterday, for example, I was pulling up to the stop sign on my street, singing that Elton John classic “Someone Saved My Life Tonight.” I started belting out the words — really feeling it — when I came to the part of the song that goes, "Sweet freedom whispered in my ear, 'you’re a butterfly, and butterflies are free to fly.'" And I looked out the driver’s window and saw a huge butterfly dead on the pavement.
And so I got to thinking … signs are overrated.
As many of you know, I’ve been writing a fantasy series since 2007. Here it is almost 2017, and people keep asking me when I'll be finished.
This mountain of paper is not my manuscript; it is merely the companion guide to my novel series. It helps me keep up with my characters, backstories, magical systems, illustrations, regions, laws….
I used to whip up one to three paintings or poems a week, but I wanted to create the best masterpiece I could, even if it took years. This, my friends, was a project I'm not sure I would’ve undertaken had I known how much work, research, and education it would require. But I love it, and I am starting to see a light at the end of the tunnel of paper.
— Milan Sergent
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