What are the Pros and Cons of Writing Your Memoir? Here are mine…

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  1. What was the hardest thing about writing this book?
    Reliving the painful events in order to write about them. So many were only vague, buried memories and I had to dig deep into my heart and soul to retrieve them.

    The best thing?
    The healing that took place as a result of all that digging and remembering. Even more than that, it was the relief of finally setting those memories free. It was like opening the window of my broken soul to let in some welcomed fresh air.

    What did I learn?
    To be kinder to myself about what I did in the unforgiving 60’s, as a terrified, unwed, teenage mother, who had no voice. I did what was expected of me during that time, and the times clearly dictated adoption.

    Writing also provided me with a surprise, a bonus, of sorts. I’ve come to realize that the determination and passion which fueled my search, were, in effect, the very same characteristics that got me through my unwed pregnancy, my ill-fated first marriage, Jackie’s illness and death, as well as empowering me to write this book. I never dreamed I would ever be a writer and, with a little bit of luck, I may even write again.

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