I find it interesting that my writing has this wonderful way of reflecting my own state and that as I change and develop, so can my characters. As I become more alive and more human so do they.
In the first draft of Technical Difficulties, my hero wanders though his awesome, amazing experiences completely unaffected by them and wishing he was somewhere else. The extent to which this was autobiographical only dawned on me slowly. It was hard to come to terms with the realisation that this was how I was living my own life.
I believe that the way that I change and develop is an important part of my writing. As my own awareness improves, so does the quality of the characters I am describing. If I can be in touch with my own feelings, I can describe those felt by others more realistically.
Not only has this process helped my writing, it has also brought me more joy in my life. The distractions and old patterns that keep me away from greater fulfilment and enjoyment are gradually falling away.
Three main people have supported me in these profound changes and helped me to access more joy.
One of these is a man called Christian Pankhurst. I met him a few years ago and have had the good fortune of one to one sessions with him, attended his live events and enjoyed his on-line courses. I count him as a friend and a man I trust completely.
Christian's approach is called Heart Intelligence and is truly inspiring.
I wholeheartedly commend you to check him out.
Watch his video.
-- How Heart Intelligence can transform your Health, Wealth and Happiness.
-- How we defend against receiving the good stuff in life.
-- How to remove the resistance that holds you back in life.
-- How to receive more of what you want.
-- How to get more of who you are out into the world.
As I said, he's a friend who has helped me to experience more of what is good in my life.
The other two, in case you are wondering, are my wife, Anne Marie, and Richard Farmer http://www.soulmoves.co.uk/about.php.
Thanks to these three people in particular, life is good, writing is exciting and full of pleasure and every day brings new opportunities for joy.
I'll tell you about the chickens very soon.