Not sure if you know this or not, but I’m working on my next writing project. It’s a departure for me in that its non-fiction and there-fore is inspiring a different writing style than I’m used to. I am one of those writers who is led by my characters during the drafting phase – they come to me, tell me their stories then during editing, I arrange those stories into workable, readable tales that I then publish. Cool, right? Well in this instance the voices whispering to me are my personalities. I’m having to tell my story with as little fictionalizing as possible. I’m being given the opportunity to look at the things that have happened to me in my life with a somewhat objective point of view. In other words, no whining or being a victim. I’m looking at experiences in order to better discern the facts. Quite eye-opening to say the least.
Wait, that’s not what I wanted to write about though. I have a group of four Beta Testers – women who are going to “live” sections of the book and give me feedback each month. I’m going to be living these same sections and using the blog to share my experience. These posts will later be used in the book to some degree, as well. You know what that means right? You’re going to virtually watch as I give “birth” to my next book. Hmmm. Might want to reword that later, lol.
Anyway, as I was writing, I’ll be testing the practices I’m putting forth in the book along side my Betas. First up, is Mod One – Getting to Know You. This is the self-exploration phase. I believe in order to become your next level (better self) / love the wonderful mess you may be now, you need to know yourself inside and out. Strengths, weaknesses; how you make decisions; what wounds may have been inflicted in your past that now mar how you experience the world today, etc. The actual “test” doesn’t kick off until April 1st, but already, I’m taking peeks into my past, analyzing my present. Already there are insights creeping in that reveal my inner workings. I anticipate many a heated discussion with my personalities as this module kicks into high gear.
I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t a bit angst-y over what might be said. I’m sure there are secrets they’ve hidden from me over the years as a means of protecting me, but it’s time now for the big reveals. When it’s all said and done, I want to know and LOVE all of me.
So, that’s some of what you can expect from the blog in the coming five months. I’ll file these posts under the Satin Sheet Diva Experience still (even though I have REALLY got to come up with a different name) in case you miss one or two as they’re posted.
Well, that just about does it for my posting for now. Thank you for joining me! Y’all come back now, ya hear?