And Then It Was Done…

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“When we are motivated by goals that have deep meaning, by dreams that need completion, by pure love that needs expressing, then we truly live.” ~ย Greg Anderson

 

Since early this year I’ve been hammering away at a memoir. I started writing it because you, dear readers, suggested that it was the thing you most wanted me to write. It’s all about my time in the Kimberley, and how that has shaped me.

‘How easy could it be?’ I thought, when I first started writing. I truly imagined I’d just throw a few words onto the page, and then a few more, and then it would be done. I did not expect that in writing about myself I’d have to face so many demons, drag up so many unwanted memories, or need to do so much self-reflection.

Easy? It’s the hardest thing I ever wrote. Dripping those words onto the page has been excruciating. And it has slowly taken over my life, these past few months.

But now I’m done.

I finished it yesterday afternoon. Hooray. I hope that one day soon it shall be a proper book, and that you will be able to hold that small part of my life in your hands.

Thank you. Without your encouragement, this manuscript would never have come into existence.

Much love and hugs, from a very tired but happy Nicole xoxo

24 thoughts on “And Then It Was Done…

  1. Fabulous Nicole! Your virtual cheerleaders are anxiously awaiting the publication of your memoir. So very happy for you.

  2. Congratulations, Nicole! What an amazing accomplishment! I can only imagine the hard work and dedication you needed to complete this project. I am so very proud of you and look forward to reading!

    (Ps. Thank you for putting me and Maria in touch! She is lovely!)

  3. Well done, you! I can’t wait to read it. Please let us know when it’s published and how we can purchase a signed copy ๐Ÿ™‚ I was riveted by your stories… I need to read the whole thing!!! (Please :)).

  4. STANDING OVATION!!! I’m crossing fingers & toes, but I know for sure you’ll have the book published in no time at all. Your blog posts are always so well-written and captivating, so your memoir is going to be a definite page-turner… keeping us up at night, not wanting to let it go. YAY!!! Love you xox

  5. Ah! Didn’t know you’d also spent time over here. The Kimberleys are a magical place, yes? Coming up on the close of my fourth year in Kununurra and my life has transformed completely since arriving. Will be looking forward to reading your memoir, Nicole. ๐Ÿ˜Š

  6. Can’t wait to read the whole thing. I just love your writing and a big pat on the back for your endurance. I know its not an easy task i, the writing of this memoir. So glad you are finished now let us know where to get it please. Love to you

  7. WooHoo! I too have my fingers, toes, knees, eyes, and whatever else I can possibly cross! crossed! Looking so forward to reading it, if it means having to fly to Australia to get my hands on a copy…..well hey that’s something else to look forward to too! Congratulations Nicole!

  8. Well done! With all you have been going through it is an incredible achievement, Be proud of yourself. I look forward to reading it. The snippets you have posted have been utterly enthralling. Good on ya

  9. I feel honored to have motivated you into writing this memoir …well done to you …well done to us .
    I can’t wait to read it .
    Cherryx

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