Love. I looked it up. I typed the word on the search engine and a lovely definition appeared. Love: an intense feeling of deep affection. The verb: feel a deep romantic or sexual attachment to (someone). It is an intense feeling that can drive someone to insanity. It can melt you and freeze you in time. That intense feeling, that deep romantic attachment… A soothing lullaby in your heart. I love love. The topic transcends all other feelings. It encompasses all forms. It’s brotherly, violent, peaceful, rabid, crazy, selfish, sad and sometimes even cruel. It is a language all its own. You can attempt to master it but then it will surprise you. Catch you off guard. That’s M.A.T.L.. It’s innocent, crazy, intense and very surprising at times. It’s not tame but it begs for control. I didn’t know it but as I’m editing it’s very simple in its format and complex in it’s content. M.A.T.L…. I’m falling in love with the story all over again.
In Part 1 of Writing M.A.T.L. I hinted at another story. I think it sounded like this was my first story but it’s not. M.A.T.L. was born from her parent’s love story. I call it the Fast-forward series. That is the story about a young woman who suffers from the loss of her mother and falls in love for the very first time surprising her heart. It changes her life. From that story, as it progressed and it ended in my journals, a young boy held a baby girl in his arms. His big blue eyes looking intensely and happily at the baby girl making gurgling sounds at him. “She likes me.” He said excitedly. What if these two grew up and fell in love? I took a deep breath. I swear I did. That began Matl’s story for me. It’s all backwards. The Fast-forward series is Matl’s parents’ love story and it shall have to wait. It shall have to wait because this young love is ardent and impatient. It needs to be told now. It a cannot wait. It needs to explode. So yes… you can look forward to more novels after M.A.T.L..
I just wanted to add this because I needed to say that, it has been a long journey, a difficult journey. I can taste the end bringing fruition to the project but it’s very difficult letting go. A conversation with my lovely Mother made me realize that letting go is part of this journey. The loss of someone you love, that’s my novel. In a way when I’m done, completely done, it will have died, it will have ended. It’s like my child. It’s grown and I have to let it go. I have to release it to the universe and hope that it touches… someone.
Thanks ya’ll, for your support.
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I leave you with Roo Panes’ Lullaby Love. Look up the video. It’s a breath of fresh air. Not just because of his looks but because of what he’s doing. I’d love to do that one day.
Talk to y’all again soon.