the book- that memoir manuscript I’m clickety clicking away on my computer-
it’s due this Sunday, April 15th. Appropriately Tax Day, when I’ll have been sufficiently emotionally and physically spent.
The book- all weight loss and body struggles and love of food- it won’t be published until next spring, March or April of 2013.
And by then I’ll be doing book tours around my parents’ home, reading aloud to Dee in a different room each night.
She’ll dismiss the book as wildly narcissistic and trite.
I’ll feel insecure and remind her- “this is about me, Dee. I’m telling secrets and stories that make up my life.”
But she’ll already have fallen asleep, so utterly bored with me.
Back to the matter at hand: the book.
I’m spending the week writing and rewriting and then rewriting everything I’ve put on paper in the past nine months.
For fun, I thought I’d share two websites that I love:
PostSecret– a site where anonymous people send in postcards with one of their secrets written on them. The secrets range from semi-funny to intensely moving.
1000 Awesome Things– a list of life’s small and happy things.
These sites are interesting and thoughtful and they’ll stay with you while I’m writing this week*
*writing shall include but not be limited to any and all of the following: insomnia, Red Bull, coffee, coffee, coffee, binge eating, coffee, emotional rollercoasters, angst, sincere self doubt, and a heavy dependence on non-habit forming substances such as: