hungry

I’m hungry, yes, for the quick pasta dinner I’ll be creating soon. But that’s not what I meant. I’m hungry to write, to share my memoir, my spiritual story from the 1970s until now.

Today I discovered a space. I won’t tell you where because I’m territorial. It’s a library branch way out. You’d have to want to get there. This morning was a good one: yoga class, latte, then this special space the librarian told me about when I walked in with my laptop looking for a perfect place. In the two hours I was there, I saw two people, only one of whom said hello (I knew him). It was obvious I’d made a writing appointment or date or whatever you prefer to call it so he kept it short.

I wrote out some fears. That helped. My writing was very Morning Pages although it was early afternoon. The sun was shining through a great window across from me and allowed me to enjoy the snow dripping off the trees. I didn’t write many pages but the act of writing — just for myself, just to see — freed something up. I‘ve got to write this thing for me.

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2 responses to “hungry

  1. Hi! Your post caught my attention. Here are four links that might be helpful as you map out how you want to write your memoir:

    http://www.writeandpublishyourbook.com/Writing/Write-a-Book/How-to-Write-a-Memoir-or-Personal-Story/

    http://www.writersdigest.com/article/Write_a_Memoir_to_Remember/

    http://www.ew.com/ew/article/0,,20203167,00.html

    http://www.amazon.com/How-Write-Memoir-William-Zinsser/dp/0694521663

    Also, here’s a site where you can publish an e-version of your book when finished–for free:
    http://www.scribd.com. I’m using that site right now to publish a serialized version of my first novel (The Truth About Cinnamon).

    Good luck to you as you move forward–and I hope you’re able to spend a lot of time in that “special space,” which seemed to inspire you so much.

    Cheri

  2. Scribd is a really cool place, but watch the copyright laws – don’t upload anything you don’t actually own the rights too (just a word of caution) otherwise the post is great.

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