All Consuming

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!

Thanks so much for stopping by. I'm here early most mornings with one of my photos and a few words about life and those thin places where faith intersects.
4 comments
  1. you are lucky you have a talent and you are able to use it…

  2. 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.

  3. 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.
    Karen

  4. I know it will be:) You have a good story to share>

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