Just A Quick Update

Summer went by faster than I expected. I can’t believe it is already October. Time has flown by so very very fast. I am still working on my book a few pen scratches here a few pen scratches there. And before I knew it I had 23 out of 32 chapters written. It has been a difficult task at times. I didn’t think writing my memoir would be so hard, but putting memories to words on a page is more emotionally draining than I thought. Therefore there was a lot of procrastination going on. Plus a lot of research. I needed to make sure that the time frames matched up with the dates. I needed permissions to use names and I needed the correct names if at all possible for some of the people. I found that things and events in my memory that seemed to take forever to take place were actually only days or months apart.
I have a dear friend that is reading the book as I write through it. Poor dear, she is having to re-read a lot of what she read before because a lot of the procrastination about writing the hard stuff was going back and adding to the easier stuff.
There were times that as I was re-reading a section I would remember something else that went along with it and add that in. Then as I started writing other things I would realize that it made no sense to write a complete chapter for this one subject when I could incorporate it into another chapter easier. Thus either adding a new chapter all together or deleting the topics for another.
I am striving to strike a balance in my memories, because it wasn’t all bad and it wasn’t all good. There was a big combination of both. I used to say that I had a schizophrenic childhood, there were two distinct personalities involved. One personality was a really good, happy childhood and the other personality was so dark and devastating. I stopped using that description recently when I realized that it was misleading. I wasn’t schizophrenic, it was the events taking place around me that were. Maybe even the person responsible for those events had a bit of it. He did have a Dr. Jekyll/Mr. Hyde personality from time to time.
I haven’t come up with a title yet. Right now for saving purposes on the computer I am calling it “My World View – The True Story of My Life” but that will not be the final title. I just have not had the inspiration needed to find the right one. When it comes to mind I will know that it is right. Who knows I may not have my title until the last word is typed. We shall see.


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