In a world where you can escape anything but yourself...
Sometimes our wounds are so deep that we’re not able to cure them.
Then we need to learn how to deal with them.
by Valda Taurus
The Philosophy I Believe In
Be yourself, but
don’t hurt anybody.
Having spent most of her life in the northern hemisphere of the globe, Valda Taurus is inspired by stories of survival in extreme situations, whether it be a natural disaster or an inner psychological struggle. She has a Masters in Sociology and a Minor in Psychology. Thus, it naturally flows in her manner of being an avid and judgment-free people observer. On the path to turning herself into a writer, she completed an advanced fiction writing course. Inspired by her imagination, she decided to write her first novel appealing to the subject of some psychological problems such as the feelings of guilt and self-accusation.
About this book
When writing this novel, I decided to create characters that summoned conflicting feelings. There is nothing unequivocal in this world, everything is relative to many things so that to evaluate something on a two-digit scale, which is either good or bad, is doubtful at least.
How did this book come to be?
I inherited Questions I was eager to Answer
The story badly annoyed me for years. A decade at least. When my mom passed away in 2007, the story started to haunt me. In particular, there were two questions shadowed me everywhere.The questions that my mom had been asking herself while sorting out some mysterious relationships in her neighborhood. With those questions everything had been turned upside down for me before I dared, just dared, to write. I became obsessed with my idea of the book in which I was going to answer them.
Dare to write!
Yes! I wanted to share my story. Otherwise, why had I created it from the beginning? Yes,
I wanted to let my characters out. I sacrificed for them, sleeping four hours a day and thinking of them every moment during a two-year period in the process of writing and polishing my book. Notwithstanding, if my characters are good or bad in your eyes, they will always remain my kids. And as their mother, I would understand their actions and be ready to explain them to you if you inquire. As a writer, I should not judge, period. And I do not judge, because to any action there is always a relevant explanation.
Two Covers - One Story
There is always a way out to carve your way in!
There was always something in my life that kept me back from writing – either it was a lack of time or lack of self-confidence. Then, one day everything began to crumble like a house of cards and this circumstance forced me to simply survive. I lay in bed, struggling with pain, worried about every wrong move. “What will I do now?” was my terrifying thought. I reflected over and over. There was plenty of time for doing nothing. “How terrible that sounds - doing nothing! No way!” I swore to myself. “Now! Now is the right time for me to pursue my dream.” I remember when my doctor pulled out a pen from his pocket and said, "Do you see this pen? You can’t lift anything heavier than this." His words sounded to me as a weighty argument toward the fact that the time had arrived to utilize my long-standing desire to become a writer.