The short answer is no. But have no fear there’s a longer answer. I have 40,000 words of a story written… but I’ve put it aside.
Because there is a book in my head, a book which is very close to my heart.
I’ve tried to put off writing it, but the small voice which once screamed “don’t do it,” has been overtaken by one which will not stay silent.
So, I began to listen to it.
It said, “Why not?.”
It said, “You can.”
It said, “You should.”
So I said “I will.”
I have begun to write a memoir. How pretentious that sounds I know, but I do have quite a tale to tell.
How will I tell it?
Well, I’m hoping to do so through a series of short stories. Each one will capture a moment in time, be it carefree days of childhood, dark teenage years of abuse, the sadness and grief of my dad’s illness or the long road to recovery.
I hope by writing it this way I can balance the book, so no one will look at it and think, what a depressing read, but rather get an insight into how the many twists and turns I’ve traveled have shaped me into who I am today.
What about family?
I feel pretty confident I can do this without upsetting family or friends in any way.
Of course there’s no guarantee any book people will think this is a book worth publishing. However, I’ll cross that bridge when I come to it. In the meantime I’ve to get it written and you’ll be pleased to read, I’ve already begun.
We’ve heard that before I hear you shout. Well even the longest journey starts with a single step. I’m on my way. Look out and fingers crossed for me. I’ll keep you all posted.
19 thoughts on “Any sign of my book?”
It sounds interesting already. Honestly, memoirs are my favorite read.
Thank you. I love memoirs too.
I know I will be reading it.
Hopefully you won’t have too long to wait.
No matter if I do. It will be worth the wait.
yes! i am so looking forward to knowing more of your story –
And I’m really starting to enjoy telling it. At last.
This is what you were meant to do
Go Tric, best of luck with its nd congratulations on the 40,000 words, you’re brilliant!!!
Thanks a mil Bernadette. Fingers crossed it’ll all go ok.
Lots of good luck Tric with the book
Thanks Marie. Just need to sit and keep writing now.
All power to your pen, Tric – sounds a brave thing to write
Thanks Sue. There comes a time when it feels right.
Yes, I think that must be the case, I’ve heard others express similar sentiments
Good news Saturday Tric. Yes I know late as usual but always on time? look forward to the book dusting down a space as I write.
Even I’ve not gone that far, but it’s a nice thought to imagine a book of mine one day sitting there.
So awesome, I need to dust mine off and relook at it. It has been 3 years since I shelved my memoir, I have not even opened the file to look, so three years of dust has accumulated. Good for you for tackling the hard stuff!!! I look forward to reading it when you are ready to share.
It’s amazing how much more able and ready I am now. Charlene ours is a hard story and only we know when we are ready. Yours has been resting for a reason. I’m sure it will wake up if ever you want it to.