The Book Left Untold

6 May


“There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.”
― Maya Angelou

Good morning and welcome back to Artistry With Words.  Read that quote and then start nodding your head if you can relate. What a beautiful quote…the untold story inside you.  Do you have one?  If you are a writer then of course you do.

My inspiration comes from anywhere and everywhere, but when it comes I need to write about it.  It will bounce around in my brain and scream at me for release.  I have learned to listen to the little voices inside my head….some of my best writing comes from brief glimpses of something….a leaf falling from the tree….a child’s smile…..someone raking leaves….and when I see those things I simply must write the story.


Do you have a novel in you?  Fiction or non-fiction, is there a book begging to be released?

I have heard some say that it is too daunting a task to write a book and I understand that sentiment but I do not agree with it.  If you were to write one page every day for 365 days you would have a book.  One page per day!  Not so much, right?  Now it doesn’t seem so daunting, does it?  One year is certainly not too long to spend on a book.  Some writers will labor over a book for years, so one year?  That’s doable, right?

Do you have a book in you?  I guess we will never find out unless you try. J


I rarely push my own work on this blog…in fact, I don’t think I’ve done it until right now. However, the reason I chose to do it now is because my latest article is for all of you.  It is my tribute to you writers out there who labor daily to provide beauty to the world through your words.  Thank you, all of you, for what you do.


The Guy Owen Award poetry contest.  Deadline is June 15th and you can find it here.


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What do you see? Does it inspire you at all?  Any old memories come to the surface?



I’m sorry this is so short but I’m sure you will forgive me.  I spent the weekend enjoying some perfect Northwest weather and now I am hopelessly behind in my work.  Have a great day…write as if your tail feathers were on fire…and love every minute of it.

See you tomorrow!


12 Responses to “The Book Left Untold”

  1. Janine Huldie May 6, 2013 at 3:10 pm #

    Got to be honest and just so glad I am not seeing what you picture of inspiration is showing today. It is beautiful, but so happy it is spring right now. and sounds like you had a great weekend and so very happy to hear!! 🙂

    • Billybuc May 6, 2013 at 3:13 pm #

      Janine, an example of my weird sense of humor…I am very happy that spring has arrived. Thanks as always for stopping by.

  2. Liz May 6, 2013 at 3:55 pm #

    Hey, what is that white stuff? lol

    As you know, my challenge is a lack of self-discipline when it comes to writing. I used to think I wasn’t able to write very much at once, and here I wrote 5,000 words over the weekend about gas meters! I surprised myself, for sure.

    I’m glad you’ve been getting nice weather lately–you were long overdue!

    • Billybuc May 6, 2013 at 4:04 pm #

      Lizzy, anyone who can write 5000 words about gas meters is a writer. LOL I’m not sure I could do it.

      The weather is awesome and I’m showing great determination by sitting at my desk and writing today. 🙂

      Have a great day, Lizzy, and thanks!

  3. Ruchira May 6, 2013 at 11:24 pm #

    I agree…a writer got to express it and that is the best gift cause no stress accumulates inside. I have something going in my brain but, still got to edit my first book and then start writing the other one! However, keep putting down pointers for it so that the idea stays young when i actually sit to write.

    • Billybuc May 6, 2013 at 11:28 pm #

      I will do that, Ruchira, and thank you for stopping by. Good luck with those books.

  4. Thundermama May 7, 2013 at 12:52 am #

    A page a day is doable! Way to break it off into bite size chunks and make the impossible dream possible. It makes me feel like one day my dream of completing a novel can happen. I just love finding your blog post waiting for me in my inbox. They always fill me with hope about my desire to write and brighten my day.

    • Billybuc May 7, 2013 at 1:29 am #

      Aww, that is so nice to hear. I’m glad this is helpful and I certainly appreciate you stopping by after a busy day. 🙂

  5. Melanie Chisnall May 7, 2013 at 9:03 am #

    That picture reminds me that winter is just around the corner for us and I can’t wait! I only wish we got snow here where we live, BUT we do get it on the mountains in a town just a little way away, so we will be taking a drive there in July/August to go play in the snow. I can’t wait! Thanks for the inspiration today Bill. Need it. Am busy editing my first ebook and am terrified of putting it out there. Half of me just wants to throw up my hands and yell, “It’s too scary, I give up!” LOL. It was all fine until the realisation of actually publishing it became real for all to see and critique and comment on. Goodness. But I’m chugging along today and not giving up. Have a great day!

    • Billybuc May 7, 2013 at 2:04 pm #

      Mel, I understand that completely. There is great apprehension before publishing. It’s the time when we have to put up or shut up. I felt it for sure just before I published. Thank you for reminding me of that; I might have to write a hub about that occurrence.

  6. Audrey Howitt May 8, 2013 at 2:05 am #

    What a beautiful picture as a prompt! I love picture prompts!

    • Billybuc May 8, 2013 at 2:08 am #

      Audrey, thank you, and thanks for following my new blog.

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