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Kadea
05-31-2007, 03:08 AM
Hi!
I came across this board last week and have been lurking ever since. The board seems great so I figured I should become a member and introduce myself!

I am currently working on my Memoir and am hoping to get it published in the near future. I have a valuable life experience I want to share with people and I am finally ready to do it! I'm about 21,000 words in to it, so I've got a great start.

I'm sure this will be the first of many, many posts...

WackAMole
05-31-2007, 03:08 AM
Hi!

:welcome:

colorguard_14
05-31-2007, 03:10 AM
Hi, welcome to AW. Good luck on your Memoir

Turtle07
05-31-2007, 03:33 AM
Heya Kadea! Welcome and good luck with ur memoir. I'm trying to get started on one, but everytime I try I get all choked up with past feelings.

Kadea
05-31-2007, 03:38 AM
Yes, me too. I'm writing about a VERY emotional time in my life. I first realized I wanted to write a book about the expereince 9 years ago, but I knew time had to heal some wounds before I was ready. But a huge bonus of waiting so long has been that I have had many more life experiences that I want to include to make it more inspirational.

When I sit down to write I always have a tissue handy. I have found it is much easier to just be ready for those emotions and type through my tears. A few of my close friends have read what I have written so far and all have been moved to tears by the shear emotion of it. So I guess I'm on the right track...

TrainofThought
05-31-2007, 03:46 AM
Welcome Kadea! A memoir sounds like a great place to start especially when you have ‘valuable life experience’. I wish you luck with it. :hi:

Kadea
05-31-2007, 03:50 AM
Thanks!
It's about my Mother/best friend who died of Cancer. It was a magical journey in many ways while she was sick, but after her death there have been some extraordinary things that have occured. I think my story can give a lot of people hope and to see the beauty of the journey...

Turtle07
05-31-2007, 03:53 AM
Yes, me too. I'm writing about a VERY emotional time in my life. I first realized I wanted to write a book about the expereince 9 years ago, but I knew time had to heal some wounds before I was ready. But a huge bonus of waiting so long has been that I have had many more life experiences that I want to include to make it more inspirational.

Ditto, except the experience is fresh and still happening. Mayb I should wait for a while? Then mayb it would be easier to write? I'm glad u were able to move so many people.

Mel
05-31-2007, 03:56 AM
:welcome: to AW, Kadea!

Kadea
05-31-2007, 03:59 AM
From my experience, looking back- I was not ready to write the book in the way I wanted it to be written 9 years ago while everything was stiff fresh and happening- my emotions were way too raw. I have gained an amazing perspective on the events over the years.

What I do wish I had done was to jot down more journal like entires as things were occuring so I wouldn't be wasting so much time remembering all of the little things.

Hope that helps you!

glassquill
05-31-2007, 04:32 AM
:welcome: to AW, Kadea. We're happy you de-lurked. Coffee? Cookies? We've got plenty. :D All the best with your writing.

Ol' Fashioned Girl
05-31-2007, 04:46 AM
Welcome to AW! Be sure to check out the pertinent threads for your memoir. There are lots of folks working on their stories here at Absolute Write. Glad to have you with us!

san_remo_ave
05-31-2007, 04:58 AM
Welcome to AW!

Nickie
05-31-2007, 03:00 PM
Hello to you, and welcome to the Cooler!


Nickie

Cath
05-31-2007, 03:25 PM
:welcome:

narnia
05-31-2007, 05:19 PM
Hello Kadea, and welcome. Best of luck on your work!

:welcome:

RMS
05-31-2007, 08:24 PM
Hi Kadea!
Nice to meet you!

Kadea
05-31-2007, 11:20 PM
Thank you for all the welcomes! Nice to meet all of you!

C.bronco
05-31-2007, 11:24 PM
Best of luck with your memoir and welcome aboard!