The Virgin Wife Chronicles

Official Release Day For The Virgin Wife Chronicles

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Weeping Cherry Tree | Spring 2009

Hello friends!  Just wanted to let you know that I am over here today for the official release of The Virgin Wife Chronicles.

It’s been a day full of mixed emotions…

  • relief that release day is out of the way
  • relief that the website is *almost* done
  • frustration that the password protected content wasn’t working (it was working just fine a couple of days ago – so I didn’t bother testing it again)
  • anxiety over how the Chronicles will be received
  • fear of being able to keep up with the writing at a pace that keeps the readers engaged

I’ve found peace with the fact that the password protected content didn’t work out… maybe it’s a gift in disguise as it will give would-be readers a chance to see what they can expect in future chronicles and encourage them to subscribe.

After publishing what ended up being the first Chronicle, I realized how much content I don’t have written yet. What’s in the first release was really meant to be two different Chronicles.  After putting the first part in, it seemed too sparse, so I added more to it.  I’m trying not to compare too much with other online serials, but I see that mine definitely won’t have the word count that others have.  Maybe in time as I get more comfortable with the writing process…

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Book Video Trailer For The Virgin Wife Chronicles

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I am so excited to have my Book Video Trailer for The Virgin Wife Chronicles complete!  This took many arduous hours to make – my first time using Windows Movie Maker.  I have to say, it’s a great program and reasonably easy to use for a first-timer who was just committed to figuring it out.

Please feel free to give me your feedback – good, bad, ugly. My hope with this video is to generate interest and reflect the tone for the book… a little bit haunting, a little bit beautiful. And, of course, I want people to be interested enough after seeing it, to take action, go to the site, and read the online serial (which is coming VERY soon… I promise!).

I am all ears to your initial reaction to it, your critique, feedback, suggestions, etc.

Thanks so much!

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My Memoirs Beckon to be Written

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Downtown San Francisco Library Collage

Today the hubs and I went to the San Francisco library downtown.  What a grand library it is!  Some six levels.  I parked myself at a table with some writing books… “Writing as a Way of Healing”, “The Writer’s Mentor”, and “Get Known Before the Book Deal” by Christina Katz, the Writer Mama.

Many, many thoughts are germinating in me as I think about writing my memoirs and I’m looking for all the guidance I can get.

Is it too personal?

Where does my story end and others’ begin?

Where do I start?

How do I balance honesty with respect?

How different would it be if I knew it was for my eyes only versus publishing it before the world?

And will the latter allow for the maximum healing through writing that I so enjoy?

When do I look for a publisher?

How do I look for a publisher?

Do I look for a publisher?

My mantra as I’ve been writing has been the famous quote by Anais Nin:

And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.

I know that I am supposed to write this.  It’s nagged on my heart for years.  I’ve asked for the blessing of my ex-husband.  He gave it to me.  He’s a good man.

Today I watched a clip of Brene Brown talking about those who are “Wholehearted” and those who are not.  As a social worker who has spent years of research on this subject, she concludes that those who are Wholehearted, believe they are worthy of love and belonging, and they have COURAGE.  The Latin word “cor”, means heart.  Courage means to act from the heart, to tell your stories from the heart.

She also shared that in order to form connection, we have to allow ourselves to be seen.  I’ve spent far too much of my life feeling disconnected and on the fringe.  I’ve got to share my stories to connect with you.  To let you know you are not alone.  To give you hope.  To heal.  To be me.  To live out loud.  To be free.

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