Hi there. I know I haven’t posted in a while and I thought that it might be a good idea to give you a reason why. So here it is – I’ve been busy.
But seriously, I’ve been busy writing something to post right here. Here on this very blog. It’s just that it’s taking quite a while and I’ve been busy writing it in hopes of posting it all at once. And trust me, I’ve been tempted to travel down the “I’ll post it in sections route” but it can’t be that way. It just can’t be. You couldn’t possibly absorb the message I’ll be trying to convey by reading something like this chapter by chapter. It just wouldn’t work.
I have about half of it finished and by having it half way finished, I asked myself if it wouldn’t be too much of a cop out to at least post what I have. I decided against it because, like I said above, what I’m writing needs to be read all at once. Which is going to be problematic for some of you because it may take a few hours. It’s kind of long. It’s kind of long, but I think it’ll be worth it.
I’ll tell you this though, it’s been very challenging for me to write this story. I’ve never written anything close to it in my life. Towards its beginning, I felt that I may have gotten myself in over my head, but it’s working itself out now. The story I’m writing is structured in such a way that the first half or so is from a child’s point of view, while the second half is from a teen’s and finally from an adult’s. Needless to say, the first half was somewhat less complex than what the second half promises to be. And I’m afraid of the second half’s demands. Just last night, I wrote an entire section that I feel needs to removed. Unfortunately, I had a large glass of wine while typing and upon reading today what I had written last night…well, let’s just say that the section, at the very least, needs to be seriously tweaked. The message is spot on though, so there’s still a fighting chance.
I do hope you’ll enjoy it though. I’ve been working pretty diligently and I am really learning a lot along the way. Learning probably first and foremost that it’s extraordinarily difficult to write something that’s actually worth sharing with people, while at the same time, learning that there’s a lot more in this head of mine than I was aware of. Writing certainly does offer many rewards in the way of expression and personal satisfaction. It’s quite liberating.
So keep your eyes open. A week, maybe two. We’ll see what happens.