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Original Cyn: One Woman’s Journey to Wholeness

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Writing my newly-released novel, Original Cyn, pushed me harder and deeper than anything I have written to date. I didn’t want to write a book I’d ‘already written.’ I didn’t want to write a book that simply entertained. I felt compelled to write a book that pushed the envelope. Something that made people think, that shoved me and my reader beyond our comfort zones, a book that raised questions.

A small target to hit, right?

When a writer’s heart feels so led, the writer doesn’t have to find the story, the story finds them, and then demands to be told, forbidding the author to blink when the going gets tough.

However, as Original Cyn took shape, I found myself shoved beyond my comfort zone into a story that pushes boundaries, some which were mine years ago. A book I knew many might refuse to read—may judge me, may ostracize me. But write I did, because I could do no other. Believe it or not that was the easy part, the story told itself.

However, now is the time to publish it—to put it out there for others to read. This requires me to face my fears. Why do I put myself in that situation? Because in my heart of hearts, I know the time is right for this story to be told.

5 Comments Post a comment
  1. ruby malicoat #

    Im looking forward to reading the new book.

    October 12, 2014
    • Hey, Ruby! We were talking about you the other day! Wondering how you were doing! How ARE you doing?

      October 12, 2014
      • ruby malicoat #

        Im well. Living in florida and enjoying warm weather. H r u? Still living in Austin?

        October 13, 2014
  2. I’m anxiously waiting for that release date, Sylvia. I know enough about the story to say it will strike home with many people. Everyone who has experienced a life changing event should read ORIGINAL CYN.

    October 15, 2014
  3. Thanks, Earl. And who hasn’t experienced a life-changing event, huh. Your support means the world to me!

    October 15, 2014

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