Friday, December 30, 2011

Writing Frenzy

With a little time off I have turned my attention to the stack of documents that I have consolidated into what is to eventually be my Dad's book. For almost twenty years he has been chomping on the bite to put his life's experiences on paper. With several starts and stops, and in between posting daily to his blog, he churned out more than 150 pages of memoirs.

He asked for my help in crafting them into a cohesive story. I was more than flattered - I was honoured. That being said, now that the work is well underway I admit I am daunted, intimidated, and feeling somewhat incapable and unworthy of the task. I want to rise to the challenge and help my dad express all that he wishes and leave his footprints in the snow.

He is an incredible man with an interesting, inspiring story. I am learning more about him than I ever thought possible and I can't wait for it all to be shared with our family. And so we will press on and I will revel in my front row seat to a real showstopper. Stay tuned.

2 comments:

  1. lyn, i have no doubt you can do this. you are a wonderfully gifted writer and so lucky to have a dad that sees that.

    your christmas looked heartwarming, you have such a lovely family. happy new years to all!

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  2. Hi Lyn. Wishing you a very happy New Year! It's taken me a while to catch up on everything here, so glad to hear of your dad's amazing recovery, and sounds as if you had a fabulous Christmas!

    Good luck with the memoirs/life story project - sounds great!

    Hoping 2012 is going to be a fantastic year for you all x

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