I know how the memoir will read, it will be filled with humorous stories that make the reader laugh out loud, and ones that make the reader’s breath catch and tears well, and ones that make the reader cheer, and want to visit our new farm. It cannot be written yet. Next year with full intention and intense motivation we will purchase our forever farm. It will likely be in town, in the small town we have lived in and loved and have our shop in. Then the circle for this writer will be complete. I will use my favorite writing techniques, foreshadowing, flashback, and will provide the reader through plenty of laughs and can’t set the book down moments, a true vision of farming and homesteading and will be an entertaining text book of novel-like prose, from our first farm to our present.
Elizabeth Gilbert, one of my favorite authors, wrote that she is a writer and she must write or she will die. I nearly jumped off the couch upon reading it, “YES!” That is how I feel. In my darkest moments I considered never writing again, quitting this blog, living a private life, but no, I am a writer.
There is no privacy here, folks. One on one I speak openly and embracingly. More than two people and I am introverted and Doug does all the talking. But on paper and with keys I am an outgoing and open friend, farmer, homesteader, mother, lover, grandmother, ex-model, future farmsteader, chef, hard worker, plant healer, coffee loving teacher of all things I know.
Writing, the very thing I threatened to quit, is the very thing that got me through. I write so that I will not die.
I encourage you, my dear readers, that if you even love to write a little bit, start a blog. It will increase your life and how you live it. WordPress has free blogsites. I can’t wait to read what you write.