It’s been a long week, but there have been some good points to it. Here are the highlights. I can now say, “officially” the longest drive I have ever driven by myself is about 8 hours. It was to Tennessee this past Friday. Once there, I was able to give my daughter a big hug for the first time in over a month and I was able to see one of my wonderful friends I had not seen in a long time. The best news is my daughter is now back home in North Carolina. We love calling North Carolina home. There is much to be said for family, friends, and home.
This detour is not unusual. My life has been full of detours in the last ten years. I’m just getting a little better at accepting the detours, learning a little, and continuing the drive along the highways of life. I just wish the journey wasn’t so rough sometimes and the rest stops to relax could last a bit longer. I’m tired, but I keep plodding along. (I found out kicking and screaming really didn’t work to well! 🙂 )
The writing journey continues as well, though the past couple of weeks it’s slowed down to more the speed of driving through town than on the interstate. I’ve journaled quite a bit and enjoy being able to say anything in my journal. It’s my “safe” place. There’s security in the fact no one can judge me in my journal and no one can stop me from saying anything(just myself).
My other writing has primarily been a few poems and working on my memoir. My main WIP, the memoir, has now reached over 30K words. It’s nearing completion, meaning the story is about done being told regardless of the word count. I have a few ideas of a couple of things I want to include at the end of the book that I need to work on though.
Just wanted to say hi. I miss blogging and will try to share more again soon. I’ve been reading some wonderful books I’d love to tell you about as well. In the mean time here’s something you can check out I’ve just begun discovering called Evernote. I’m still exploring it. It allows you to have digital notes and notebooks. Just a few of the things I’ve found I like are you can access your files on multiple devices, share files with others, and email files to your self. It may end up being a favorite.
- What I learned by writing a 91-word memoir (onewildword.com)
- A Million Little Pieces, Memoir, and Honesty (everythingisblooming.wordpress.com)
- Feet first, although, reluctantly (scatteringmoments.wordpress.com)