It has taken over my life.
The book that I am working on has begun to consume almost every waking moment. When I wake up in the middle of the night, as I’m prone to do, I find myself thinking about where in the story I am working and where I’m going with it the next day.
When I’m in the shower in the morning, I am often reflecting a personal truth relating to my adoption experience. When I’m driving I’m writing (Not physically, heaven forbid! I’m planning and thinking.) When I’m taking a walk, I’m writing. When I’m cooking dinner, I’m writing. When Gerry tells me he’ll be late coming home, my first thought is that I’ll have more time for writing.
I’m learning a lot about myself through this process that I started early last year, some of which I will share as time goes by. My point this morning, is that writing a memoir is not for the faint-of-heart. For me, it’s not a once-a-month Saturday morning activity. The experience of writing this memoir has become an all consuming task that I am constantly working on.
I hope that the finished product will be something worthy of all of this effort!
you are lucky you have a talent and you are able to use it…
That's wonderful, Linda! I think it takes total immersion to do our best work. Keep at it. I can't wait to learn your story, from your book.
You are exactly in the right place doing exactly what you should be doing, Linda. And oh, I can't wait until you are holding up that published memoir in your hands. It is a moment I will never forget when it happened to me.
I know it will be:) You have a good story to share>