This morning I had plans to tackle this long to do list after my morning cup of coffee from Kam the Keurig. Yes, my coffeemaker has a name. Judge me if you wish. 😉 But after reading my devotional, letting the dogs out three times within thirty minutes (they really like to mess with me in the morning) I opened up my laptop and started writing. Three thousand words in less than three hours filled my screen. Three thousand words, followed by an outline (I NEVER outline), and a realization that I’ve found a way to write something I’ve been trying to write for quite sometime and that is my story about grief.
If you follow the blog, you’ve seen my #GriefConfessions posts from time to time about my journey through grieving the unexpected loss of my husband. Those posts and your responses to them have been the most healing and worthwhile words I’ve ever written. It’s been on my heart for over a year now to write a book about my grief journey. I’ve talked about it with close friends and family, I’ve started it numerous times but each time something was off. It either became too difficult emotionally or it didn’t feel right. So, being the “trust your gut” person I am I walked away from it but the lingering desire remained.
This story is deeply personal but its also something that affects everyone who felt and continues to feel the loss of Chris in their lives. I’ve felt immense pressure to respect their feelings and privacy while sharing my personal journey. That’s a difficult balance to strike and a huge responsibility. Talk about pressure! BUT I’ve found a way to overcome this– you know I’m not one to back down from a challenge.
So this fiction romance writer is going to add something new to her resume–a nonfiction book. I don’t know when it will be finished but it will be finished when the time is “write” (Haha!) and it’s something I’m anxious to share with you. 🙂
Have a fabulous weekend! #LoveHugsAndSunshine #NewBeginnings #ItsTime