The research part of writing I really enjoy. I am inquisitive and have a thirst for knowledge. But I like to think research is an important part of getting things right.
At the beginning of my journey writing my memoirs I needed to find a formula that worked best for me and my brain. That may sound weird, but without a plan in my head I was unable to even put pen to paper.
I made several attempts of course. Someone originally advised me to have separate chapters for each point in my life. This I did, to start with, but then got confused and the project became overwhelming.
Then I remembered the wise words of my dear friend Spike Milligan, who's simple suggestion of starting at the beginning and finish at the end, made sense. It's a strategy I knew of, but needed to be reminded.
So, that's what I've been doing. And I've been on a roll. Oh, except when I took time out over Christmas and New Year to spend time with family, and especially my newest grandchild Maya, who celebrated her first Christmas. What a joy that was.
Anyway, belated Happy New Year, and I'm now back on track working on that book!