Living Liminal


I’ve just ordered a proof copy of my new book. I’m breaking all writer rules and moving forward without using professional editors—a decision I may regret, but, like I said a few days ago, I’m choosing not to immerse myself in those trauma-filled days again. I just want to finish this work and move on.

When this is all over and we’re living in the After (are we there yet?), the narrative we’re left with should be more comprehensive than the one told through mainstream media. For those in the future to understand what it was like for us living through these times, they must be able to read about the experiences of ordinary people. This is my contribution to the larger story that I want to leave behind for my family.

I haven’t decided if I’m going to make this book available to the public or print copies and tuck them away for my grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and those who come after them. I’ll be in a better position to decide when I receive the proof copy and do one final content edit. Either way, the work won’t go through developmental or copy editing and that’s a big no-no for anyone publishing their work but, as I say in the introduction, I’m moving forward with it real and raw—much like I, and countless others, felt during 2020 and 2021.

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I’m a writer, reader, and creative. I thought by now I’d have things figured out, but I keep coming up with more questions. I think that’s okay. I’m here most mornings pondering ordinary things.
3 comments
  1. I think this is a great thing that you captured these thoughts in a book. Perhaps an ebook version or pdf for others who may be interested? Just a thought.

  2. Wonderful idea, Linda. I could see perhaps your offering it as a PDF or ebook for those interested in reading your thoughts.

    1. Good ideas, Barb. Considering options….

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