Oh my, it seems like ages since I was with you all on WordPress, tapping out a post! What have you been up to?
I have missed you all so much!
I imagine that the effects of the pandemic have resulted in you either being too busy to blog or it has given you the chance to write more.
Please feel free to send me links to a few of your posts that I have missed – a bundle of your favourites.
How has the last year been for you? I do hope that you have managed to swim with your head above the water and that you have felt peace in your heart.
I have just finished my latest book which was such a pleasure to write:
I really enjoyed writing the last one – “God Loves Children” – but for some reason, this one has been the most fun to do. But it has also been the one that has made me cry the most. Tears have flowed as I have reminisced fondly at all the people I rubbed shoulders with during my time working at the bookshop. Sadly, many of the drunken men will have passed away by now.
How I love memoirs! There is something special about being able to look back to the past and dig up all the funny and touching moments of a period in your life.
My favourite memoir writer is undoubtedly Frank McCourt who wrote “Angela’s Ashes”. If you’ve only seen the movie, you’ll think I’m heartless, sadistic and plain mean; but those of you who have had the opportunity to read the book before watching the morose film version, will understand what I mean. He had me doubled-up in fits of laughter from the very first page!
You are all writers, that is why you are on here, so I suspect that many of you have written memoirs also. Please share them with me, whether they are in the form of a published book or a blog post.
My favourite WordPress memoir writer is a chap called Gene Kiepura. No, he did not ask me to say that and does not know that I just did. I love they way he writes and I’m sure you’ll see what I mean when you wander over to his WP corner. His blog is called, Patchwork: Scraps of life.
Laughter and frustrations
My book focusses on the frustrating aspects my colleagues and I had to deal with on a daily basis, but it’s not all doom and gloom and I have highlighted the funny side of the negative things and also brought to light the good parts.
A peek inside!
On my website, I shall be posting full chapters of the book so that you can pop along and have a read when you find a spare ten minutes in your busy schedule.
Until I hear from you again, I bid you goodbye and have a very blessed week.
Sending very warm wishes your way,
Website for excerpts: www.sharonbutt.com