Home again, so much to say, but feeling gagged! There was so much I accumulated and wanted to share with you all, but daughter no. 2 proceeded to tell me the dangers of blogging:
- Never use your real name, (too late!)
- Change names of your family members
- Never put up family photos (too late!) especially without permission.
As a result of sharing my memoir, ‘Enduring Threads’, with my three children, Daughter 2 has changed her surname….
Writing has been good for me, but I really didn’t think it would be so bruising to others. Perhaps I had sheltered them all these years and I hadn’t realized how affecting and hurtful the book might be. There is so much more I could have written!
My daughter-in-law read two versions and advised me of some changes she felt might be advisable. She floats above the flotsam and jetsam. I don’t think my son or other daughter have read the book, apart from the first 50 (fairly safe) pages. So, shall put it aside for a time and think about things… Perhaps to be published after my death? Then I could add those things I took out.
Fantasy- land beckons, where my fictional characters can do what they please and eggshells are not made of glass shards.