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Photo credit: Alex ZIMMERHACKL Design by: Ericka Clay

I’m working on revisions for Unkept which is a lot like carefully removing my heart with a scalpel just to watch it beat.

It’s like going back in time, reworking history, rethinking all of the things I want to say and finding new ways to say them.

It’s a puzzle, a mystery, a million little paper cuts delivered every time I hit a key.  It’s opening old wounds and crafting fresh ones and bleeding until my insides are shriveled dry.

It’s a painful act, remolding words.  It’s painful because there’s a mirror there reflecting your paper cut hand, your heart in your palm.

The hardest thing in the world is remembering not to squeeze too tightly.



5 Comments Add yours

  1. Ashley says:

    I don’t think I have ever read something so accurate before. Well said …
    The bleeding is worth it, in the end, I think.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Ericka Clay says:

      Thank you, Ashley. And I have a feeling it definitely will be.


  2. Amy Reese says:

    You can do it, Ericka! I’ll be thinking positive thoughts.


    1. Ericka Clay says:

      Thank you, Amy! 🙂


  3. Woot, woot… think: little train that can. 😉 You can, Ericka!


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