Wednesday, August 3, 2011

The Writer Cave

Marie Osmond's Might as Well Laugh About It Now was very entertaining, well written, and delightfully personable. I read it straight through and was finally ready to begin the daunting task of editing my memoir.

My sister offered me the use of her downtown condo because her family was elsewhere. I spread the whole book out on her table, sorted the chapters into stacks, read and reread the edits and comments all over the pages. I began working with the center section, the bulk of the text, where the stories are presented in chronological vignettes. By the second night I had half of them polished, and was content to return to my normal routine.

While this is a labor of love, I'm really looking forward to the day when I can laugh about it being done!