Writing is often romanticized as an expression of your creativity and an expression of your inspiration. Certainly this is the place within which the craft is nourished and expanded. Yet sometimes the choice to write is not entirely ours. Something greater than us (sometimes your Publisher) calls us to pick up the pen….or in the modern PC world to tickle the keyboard.
What calls people to writing is as varied as the individuals who express themselves through the written word. It can be to educate, inform, transform or depict the human condition in some way. As well as countless other reasons too numerous to name.
When we began to write Nexus (Novel) it was partly through conscious intent. We felt inspired to write a book with psychological and spiritual depth…and which also would communicate an important message of basic oneness of all people and all life.
Yet even with clear intentions the writing had a force of its own. We were in control of the organization, the superstructure but the writing itself was an organic process–something that came into being with each word, sentence, paragraph, chapter and finally a completed novel.
What started out as a project with one another grew into a story populated with people, problems and a journey where the soul of each person was transformed from the start to the end.
We think writing is conscious at one level but it is also something that you cannot really control. You allow it, dream it and envision it. The vision is yours, yet it is also beyond the strict you of ego, the you bounded by time-space. For writing comes through you, yet we often felt it was tapping into something outside us, a source of inspiration found in life itself.
Deborah and Arvind
Authors of Nexus (Novel)