The last few weeks I’ve been writing like a maniac. Every spare moment, between kids, homework, appointments, volunteering, events, clients and family time, I’ve been writing. I’ve been writing like my life depends on it, because in a way it does.
Let’s just say, timing is everything.
I started writing my memoirs fifteen years ago, long before the subject of polygamy was hot, and people weren’t talking about it. It was a covert lifestyle that was only practiced in secret societies like the one I was raised in. I had this delusion that my book would be published and a best-seller within a year. I obviously knew nothing about the publishing industry.
After setting my writing aside for a very long time, and raising a family instead, I decided to start writing my memoirs again a few years ago. Free time with a young family is scarce and I write when I can. I started pitching agents and experienced the frustration of being turned down because polygamy was a tired subject and no one wants more stories about polygamy.
In my frustration I watched the subject of polygamy become hotter than ever, while I missed out on my piece of the action.
Timing is everything and I trust that my timing is right. I am finally in the final stages of editing my memoirs with the help of an editor who is making my book shine. The greatest breakthrough of all is realizing that I’m not writing a book about polygamy, I’m writing a book that gives others the courage to trust their own path. Escaping polygamy is just one part of it.
The more I write, the more I see the value in my own journey and the impact it can have on others.
Simply put, my book wasn’t ready to be finished because I wasn’t ready to tell it the way it needed to be told. Now I am, and now it can be told in a way that best serves the reader’s journey, rather than filling my own ego. Writing gives me a greater sense of purpose and meaning in my life, and that for me is invaluable. I am writing because my life depends on it.
Stay tuned for more details coming soon.