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Tuesday, January 11, 2011

The Novel

I've been writing non-stop. In that what does my wife do all day, why doesn't Mommy pay attention to me, why doesn't my daughter know how to put away the clean dishes sort of way.

Whenever someone asks me what my book is "about," they get an awkward look on their face as they prepare their next words very carefully. "Um... it sounds good, but are you sure it's a good idea for you to... go there?" they ask.

I just smile and say, "It will be okay. Consider it therapy."

So let's just get this out of the way, shall we? :) My book is about divorce. (In a really, extremely nutshell-version sort of way.)


Actually, if you want to get technical, it isn't "about" anything at all. It is more of a message, a feeling I want to convey, than it is a story I want to tell.

I know it will be tough. I know it will require revisiting some places in my mind, in my memory, that will be hard to see again. I know it will be a risky subject and has the potential to be extremely difficult to receive criticism. But I also know that my near-divorce last year happened for many reasons, and one of those reasons is so I can write this book.

It may take me months or years to know the end of this "story." I haven't yet escaped the heavy emotions and heartache I experienced with the 8-month separation Husband and I took. I haven't yet discovered the end of this path.

I do know that writing "my story" will show me the way, and it will be worth it when I come out the other end, having shed my baggage.

I'll see you all at the end of that yellow brick road (and every step along the way)... I'll meet you there, novel in hand... a whole lot lighter, I hope. At least I don't have to wear ruby slippers (and I don't have to take a dog along with me).

2 comments:

  1. And at least you're not back in KANSAS! bwahahahahahaha!!! Girl, Im so proud of you!! it will be difficult, but do you know how amazing it will feel when you can put that baggage away for good?!?!?! I can't wait to read it. You are so inspirational! Love you!

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  2. I've always wanted to write a novel. I'm just not that brave. Not yet anyway. Best wishes on that journey. Just watch out for those bricks that my be askew and make you stumble, but then again, you're not in ruby heels...
    May you end up in your Emerald City, baggage free, living lighter, happier, and shining. :)

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