While being an idea junkie is what some say is a gift, for me it’s a curse. Over the years I’ve learned to tell myself to shut up and pray for direction. That’s the easy part. The hard part is putting finger tips to letters.
I want to write a memoir but my inner self still has a monopoly on this project. I hear arguments ranging from; ‘you’re family’s going to sue you’ to ‘you may just lose your day job’. And then sometimes a tiny voice speaks up and says to me, ‘It might hurt too much to resurrect the past’.
Yet I still trudge along. I’m a member of IWWG, International Women’s Writing Guild, which is a marvelous network resource for writing memoir.
History holds my fancy, especially that magical period of The Industrial Age. I guess that explains why I like writing about Forest Hills Gardens History so much.
Having a strong word processing background, I’ve learned to master the idiosyncrasies of Microsoft Word including the latest (and the greatest?) 2011. Most instructions I’ve come across are both cumbersome and not accurate or don’t include any guidelines for formatting legal documents. So I write my own and they’re good. So good, I’ve been approached by York College to teach a course on using Word in Law Firms as part of their Continuing Education Program. Ideally I would like to write a manual but then I’m torn by my other writing loves.
Other stuff about me; I’m not retired nor do I think I’ll ever have that luxury. I work at a law firm downtown as a computer help desk support person. Ideally, I would love to segue into full-time writing and/or living off of a big drop dead bestseller called The Garden’s Secrets. I have a total of 2 ½ hours of commuting time which I use to write. The R train is my office.
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