Today’s posting is a catch-up on where I am with this on-line memoir.
First, thirteen months of postings:
The postings from August to mid-September of 2011 covered the first six years of my childhood, which were, for the most post, idyllic, until something happened that shattered my self-confidence for many years.
The next postings—from mid-September through early December—covered my life in the convent novitiate. After that, came the story of A Cat’s Life: Dulcy’s Story.
January 12, 2012, began a long series of postings about the way various social justices issues have affected my life. This series began with “Call Me Stubborn” and ended last Saturday—June 30—with “Saying Good-bye to Two Friends.”
With that series of postings now complete, I need to decide what to write about next on this online memoir. The two topics I’m considering are 1) my grade and high-school years, which had their own drama or 2) the convent years after the novitiate in which I taught in a number of schools.
Second, book reviews:
On May 22, 2012, Twelve Habits of Highly Successful Cats & Their Humans became available on Amazon. Since then, five fellow bloggers have reviewed it. To read their reviews, please click below:
I want to thank all five of them for their reviews. Publishing this book concerned me because I feared it was just claptrap that would appeal to no one. However, their reviews have left me breathing more easily now.
Third, the remainder of the summer:
Once again, I’m going to change my normal blogging routine. And once again, that’s because I need more time for the writing that I want to do for publication.
My energy level has declined dramatically as I’ve passed through my seventies. No longer can I accomplish what I used to nor can I sit at the computer as long.
What this means is that for the rest of the summer, I am going to post only once a week—on Tuesday.
Also, I’ll limit my time visiting blogs. That will mean, of course, that I might miss some of your best writing. I regret that, but I yearn to polish two more non-Dulcy cat books and to complete the memoir many of you have encouraged me to write for publication.
Fourth, my gratitude:
Last January, I had no idea that the postings on social justice would take up the first half of this year. Thank you for sticking with me throughout this long haul. I greatly admire your fortitude and generosity.
Lastly, a summary:
1. Right now I’m trying to determine what to write about next on this on-line memoir. If you have a preference, please leave a comment or send an e-mail and let me know your druthers!
2. Five fellow bloggers have reviewed Dulcy’s second book.
3. For the remainder of the summer, I’ll post only once a week and spend less time reading and commenting on blogs. But I hope to visit your blogs weekly.
4. I find all of you astoundingly wonderful. Peace.