I announce with great pleasure that I am now blogging for one of my favorite stores: Cats Like Us. You can read my first post here: http://catslikeus.com/blog/articles/vintage-clip-earrings-a-love-affair. Its about my love affair with vintage earrings. I hope you enjoy it!
I started the book.
I have had the bones of it in my head since midsummer. But then incredibly interesting stuff just kept happening. Stories that just had to be in there. I knew that I could go on like this forever. The voice in my head kept saying,” FORTHELOVEOFGOD. Just write it. You can write another book with this additional material.” But it felt related, all part of one continuous story.
The book is about my incredible Alice in Wonderland type journey over the last year or so. How I kind of lost myself, found myself again, and the amazing cast of characters that I encountered along the way. Adventures I never could have imagined. People and situations I could not possibly have dreamed up if I wanted to.
I kept thinking that at some point there would be a pause or a logical stopping point. And suddenly, I knew. Today is the day. I started. It flowed. I put a lot down. I really, really, got started. And now, I can’t wait to write more.
I put this as my status update on Facebook: “I started the book. Some of you are in it.”
I laughed a bit as I typed it. I wondered how many people would wonder whether or not they were going in the book. Mostly, people who have crossed my path over the last year were pretty amazing, in the best possible way. I can also imagine just a couple of people turning white as a ghost upon reading that sentence. I must admit I am human enough to relish the thought just a tiny bit. I will paraphrase a quote that I read somewhere: "If you wanted to look better in the book, you should have been nicer to me.” (*Side note: I was unsuccessful in finding the author of this quote, so if you know, please tell me) The good news about this past year is that the people who treated me poorly in any way are only minor or incidental characters to my story. They may or may not make the cut. They certainly did not make the cut remaining in my “real life.”
The truth? I only know for certain that two specific people are going to be in the book. Those two people are spectacular humans. The rest will reveal itself as I write it. I am feeling wildly curious to see who makes an appearance! This is going to be the adventure of a lifetime. I can't wait to take you all with me.
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