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  •  I agree. It is a project that I have been working (15+ / 0-)

    on, off and on, for maybe ten years. It is one that I promised Ed and his family long ago. But the more I got into it, the more involved it became. This weekend has helped me focus on the important events and people of the tale.

    It will get done.

    •  You could do it in chapters or installments. With (2+ / 0-)
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      RiveroftheWest, Susan from 29

      electronic publishing now, you could post a section at a time as you finished it. Breaking it down into workable chunks makes things so much less intimidating to tackle. ANd you can always update it later.

      I did a short overview, for my stepmother's grandniece, of her great grandmother's life, since she was from one of Oregon's pioneer families. It was a gift for her to have when she grew up enough to start wondering about her family. It was just a few pages long, but things get lost so quickly as the world gets so much more complicated, I thought it would give her some knowledge and maybe help spark interest to learn more.

      Also, spending too much time online or involved with real life, doesn't mean you'll never write books, it would just cut down on your total output. It's not like you're planning to make a career and support a family on the proceeds, right? You can do it just to tell the stories, just for fun and to share.

      Very glad you got to ease back out on the road an go to the workshop. They do writer's workshops frequently nearby in Newport, Oregon, if you get the itch to languish by the sea for a while and take a break from desert life. :-)

      Information is abundant, wisdom is scarce. ~The Druid.
      ~Ideals aren't goals, they're navigation aids.~

      by FarWestGirl on Tue Oct 15, 2013 at 12:52:23 PM PDT

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