But, not how you are thinking.
As many of you already know, I’ve been hoping this project of daily writing would not only help me heal some of my past hurts, but would also reveal the ‘story’ that is buried deep inside my soul. I am SO HAPPY to announce the stork dropped a baby (story) on my doorsteps!
How did this happen? The birds and the bees of it go like this –
Last week, I read the book, Fates and Furies, by Lauren Groff. While I read the story, and the depth of the characters, my mind started reeling. By the time I finished the story, I had my own book idea. Over the weekend, I’ve been brainstorming and thinking of where to start and where to go with MY story. That sounds so nice to say in my head – my story.
It’s such an exciting time! And, it does, on some weird level feel like I’m pregnant. I’ve given birth to the idea. Which is kind of backwards, to give birth first. Or, maybe it’s more like the moment of conception. I’ve conceived an idea! Now, I will suffer a LONG gestational period, full of uncomfortable situations and tired moments. I’m sure a few tears will be shed, along with some screams of agony. During this period, I imagine my story growing into something real. My baby. A novel.
So, what does this mean for my blog?
I need to spend a lot of time researching, writing, and keeping the flow going as long as I can right now. It’s very possible you won’t hear from me for awhile. It’s also possible I may not return until I have the next part of my self-actualization project ready to read.
Don’t you just love how life works out? As soon as I commit to doubling down and going the extra mile on that project, I am whopped upside the head with another idea – a big idea – and I can’t think of anything else.
Thank you so much for being here the last four months. All your encouragement and support through reading my posts has meant a great deal to me. I think you are incredible and I look forward to returning every now and then to give you an update, to share some of my thoughts as I write, or just to say hi and I miss you.
This is not good-bye forever, but it is good-bye for now.
Until next time –