I thought I would just update you guys since I've been kind of quiet for the last couple of weeks.
Since I joined the writing group, I've started two different books. One is a memoir about my mother. Anyone that has been in my hood for a while, knows a lot of my writing evolves around her anyway, so I've started putting it all together. I've written 22,000 words towards this book in a short period of time. It isn't difficult though because all of this stuff has been swimming around in my head for a long time now so it's just kind of diving out!
The other book is a mystery novel and right now I am learning to write a synopsis in order to lay it out, so it's not very far along but it does have a start. I have several other ideas that I would like to work on eventually so it has gotten me busy and kept my mind off of my daughter and her problems somewhat.
As for my daughter, when the phone calls and texts failed she started emailing. That was good because I reiterated everything I said on the phone in writing. So she can't say she was high and doesn't remember what I said. It's there in black and white. I was actually tougher in the email than I was on the phone because I could take more time to think about my response. I have cut those off too now. So, unless she writes me a letter and it shows up in my mailbox I think she is out of ways to contact me. I just hope one day that she will get straight again and will know that this was a difficult choice for me to make. It is hard. I can't begin to tell you how hard it is to have your daughter beg you to just talk to her and not do it.
Anyway, other than that I'm working and writing and loving the writing part. I like to write anyway and to have someone encourage me and guide me along the way is wonderful. I can get over everything else by doing this. My spirits are good and I'm moving right along.