From the beginning, I had decided I wasn’t going to write a “how to book” about relation ships, but rather tell a fictional story and layer it with some of the truths about men and women in a entertaining way. In my mind the story was going to be driven by what I call “gender tension”. Men and women as we all know are very different in their wants and needs. And, that usually begins with sex. Continue reading
I also began to think about some of the sub plots. Because I have always been interested in the mystery of life, where we come from is a question that had interested me for as long as I can remember. My upbringing was one totally devoid of any concepts of God, or religion, however as I grew into my twenties I couldn’t help but begin to question the world around me. It has always fascinated me how the cosmologies of science and religion are so diametrically opposed to each other. As I contemplated how to weave these concepts into a storyline the first very strange thing happened. Continue reading
So now the seed-thought had become a true vision or dream in my life and it began to grow. There was no doubt in my mind that I was going to write this book. Interestingly, very strange things began to happen. You might call them serendipitous, or a bit of synchronicity. Some however, would argue they were just chance happenings and total coincidence. I preferred the latter. These events were amazing to say the least and they gave me some credence that I was on the right track. It was, as if, I had pushed over a life domino and all the other pieces began to fall into place. Continue reading
I began to express the idea for the book to people around me whose knowledge and wisdom I respect. It was very interesting. Some loved the idea, while some looked at me like I needed a little counseling. Isn’t that how it always is. There are always positive and negative forces around us. However, if your going to ask people their opinion, you need to really listen to both sides. This was obviously going to be a huge project, and the question I was asked the most was how was I going to put the time in to write when I had such a busy acupuncture practice. Well…Ahh…the only answer was, that I was going to have to take some time off work. With a wife and two young children depending on me, this is where the counseling comments seemed reasonable. So there it was, of course there were going to be hurdles in this endeavor, the question was how to overcome them.
That moment of creativity that can change your life, or maybe even change the world. After treating thousands of men and women with holistic medicine, a seed began to be planted deep in my consciousness. This seed-thought slowly started to blossom into a vision of a book. A book that would help couples realize why most of them were so frustrated with their relationships. Little did I know what I was getting into…this was going to be the journey of my life.
The seed-thought was relentless and the vision got clearer. I could write a novel, a special novel, a novel that would change people when they read it. Could I be so presumptuous as to create a new genre, could this be a “healing novel of love”. Why not? If you are going to dream, why not dream big. And so it began… Over the next few weeks, I’m going to take you on the journey within the journey in how this book was written.