Exciting week for me. The first draft of the book I’ve been working on for the last two years is finished and it’s exciting. I proved to myself that I can write a book. Not sure it’s a very good book or that anyone would want to read it. But, I can write a book.
What did I learn about writing a book?
- It’s hard. Being persistent and sticking with it when I couldn’t find ideas for what was next was hard.
- It was good for me to write on my own. I didn’t want my parents or others to read what I was writing because I wanted to prove to me that I can do this. I didn’t want other people’s ideas or feedback to influence my story for my first draft.
- It’s time to take a break from this story. I need some time away before going back and starting to edit.
In the meantime, I have lots of just typical life stuff to deal with:
- Meeting new case manager/social worker today since I’ve moved over to adult social services.
- Health stuff (stupid toe!) – Botox is scheduled for Wednesday.
- Need to do all the paperwork to move to the new Fiscal Management Support model for Consumer Directed Community Supports waiver. I mentioned this in a previous post about how now MnDHS is requiring clients to become their own small businesses to hire and manage their support staff. Lots of paper work involved!
- Keep writing in my blog.
- Stay warm because it’s like 50 below Fahrenheit here in Minnesota.