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All Good Things Come to an End


Can it be? My last week of class? My last week of Tuesday’s Truths? It can’t be… It is!

Tonight I will invite the students who have so diligently attended each memoir class over to my house for a feast! We will eat and drink and share our writing. It will be a slice of brownie pie with whip cream on top (no cherries, yuck).

Today’s Truth: All great things must come to an end – only to begin again! Yes, indeed. Why stop a good thing, I ask? This class has been a series of small miracles for each student (writer – I will call them by such name from now on), myself included. When I teach a class, I don’t just teach – I participate as well. I can tell you from my heart that we’ve each done some serious work over the past eight weeks (we skipped one class that’s why we’re in week nine!). I am honoured to have been a part of these magnificent women’s lives.

We must celebrate and tonight, that’s exactly what we’ll do.

We will most certainly begin again with a Memoir Part I class – to be named in the short future. To be taught probably in the spring (so keep an eye out if you’re interested in joining us!).

I think I’ll keep writing Tuesday’s Truths. I really like them. I like how it makes me reflect.

This week in my own writing was pretty different from the last bunch. NaNoWriMo is complete. I’ve committed to (learning how to spell comitted properly – spell check, please!) to continuing to work on my YA novel so I can finish it by the end of December. I did a quick inventory yesterday. Here’s what I discovered:

Eighteen Chapters

196 pages

over 57,000 words

It’s really coming along. Alas, there are other writing projects that I’ve been putting off in an effort to dedicate my writing time to NaNoWriMo, so now that it’s done, I have a been of catching up to do. For example, work for my memoir class. Tonight, I’m supposed to bring my chapter titles and a bit of the first chapter. I’ve been working on it, but it’s not done. I really should go work on it now!

I can honestly admit that I do feel a lost sense of pressure since November is done. NaNoWriMo really kicked my writing butt. I am very close to writing a pure reflection on it. Next week.

For now, it’s memoir class time.

How is your writing coming along post NaNoWriMo?

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