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The Art of Writing

“And what, you ask, does writing teach us? First and foremost, it reminds us that we are alive and that it is a gift and a privilege, not a right.”


Today I finished the first draft of my next book—a fictional account of my experience with Lyme Disease told through a series of letters. This was a tough one...Tough because I didn't want to go back there, to relive everything again.

But that's what art is—it's baring your soul and ripping open your heart; it's forcing you to experience life again and again and again, only this time with new perspectives, new slices of wisdom, and new forms of healing.

It's the thing I love most about writing. It's the thing I loathe. It's what makes it a passion. It's what makes it the hardest work.

It's also what makes it worth it.

So now that the hard part is over, now that the emotions are wrung out and the pain is silenced, I can find the joy in the editing, which is what I love the best about writing—reworking the elements, adding the layers, and making sure the story is shared in the best way I know how. I can't wait to share it with you.

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