Back in November, I finally started writing down the story of what happened in Egypt and the few years before and after. But this isnt your typical memoir. No, what was and is most important for me is showing how the other women in his life were victims, too. His mother and his first wife suffered, too, and in some ways, they suffered worse because they are still suffering. So I wrote what I imagined their thoughts and feelings were before and after I came and shook up their lives, just with my very existence.
By the end of #nanowrimo2017 , I had 150,000 words and its only 2/3 done.
But the beauty of #nanowrimo is that you don't go back and read what you've written, and you don't edit at all.
Writing this down was painful, and re-reading it is more painful. But its gotta happen. And there's no better time than a Writer's Workshop for my lit degree to get valuable feedback.
So i lit my candle, wrote my #morningpages , did some yoga with my fave @mynameisjessamyn , drank my tea, turned on my playlist (currently "River" by @thatgirlbishop ) and sat down to cut and break and bleed my life's greatest trial and greatest blessing on proverbial pages.
Dear fellow writer, this is me sending you love and peace as I embark on this journey we've all stumbled on.
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