I had my first child at 19 and by the time I was 35, I had given birth to five beautiful children and inherited a wonderful step-son. So you could say, my uterus had served it's purpose and I wasn't going to be needing one anytime soon. The strange thing is, an emotional grieving came over me the weeks leading up to the surgery. Why? It didn't make sense to me. It took me awhile to reconcile those feelings, but here is what I came up with.
1) I have an emotional attachment to something that is part of who I am.
2) There is a sentimentality surrounding this body part. My children were first
introduced to me there.
3) My doctor assures me that this will solve several problems with my health
4) To get to that "well-being" I will have to endure some pain associated with
5) I'm going to need some TLC for several weeks.
Are you seeing the correlation? No? Here it is:
1) We're attached to the words we work so hard to create.
2) There are memories and feeling attached to the way the words are organized. We like how they sound in our heads.
3) Often it takes one of our critique partners, beta
readers, agent of editor to diagnose what will make the story stronger.
4) Removing them will require blood, sweat and perhaps tears as we wor and
5) After the process, we may need a break, a nap or even chocolate to get us
through the recovery. We have to be kind to ourselves so we can roll up our
sleeves and get back to work.
The bottom line is I'm still me but healthier. Your story is still there but stronger.
Have you ever experienced your own Revision Grief?
So, keeping in line with #5, I will be taking the next week off from blogging. :( I will meet you on the other side on Marvelous Middle Grade Monday when I will review Kevin Henkes, Junonia.
Last but not least the winner of the drawing for the copy of Plain Kate by Erin Bow is....... Brooke Favero