I missed yesterday but I'm back. It just fell by the wayside. Not to worry- it might not happen again.
I've had an emotional couple of days but the end results were worth it. No details are necessary but trust that I know where I am, where I stand now. And it seems to be on two-feet with lots of hands to hold onto.
Since this blog is supposed to be about my novel, I'll tell you where I am on that. I've been thinking of a different direction for MY book, my story. I don't know how to make it work exactly but I think that is a book that deserves to be written. I mean, I didn't know about this life (international teaching) until I got into it. I had never heard of a "third-culture kid" and had no idea that teachers drink as much as they do. Try and picture your HS English teacher going home to smoke pot and drink beer- you probably can't (I don't know, maybe you can... I can't). I never guessed I would not only marry someone from England but also be able to tell the difference between a British, Australian, and Kiwi accent (the guy on the Outback commercials is a fake Aussie, just so you know!). Or even that I would ever know people from Australia and New Zealand! I had a certified A-rab in my wedding! If you would've told me, back in 2000 when I graduated from college, that ANY of this was going to happen... there are not words to describe the disbelief I would've felt. But here I am, 10 years, four countries, two Kuwaiti and one Guatemalan puppies, and one British husband later... who else has this story to tell?
So really, I need to figure out how to tell it. Reality is not the way to go... it has to be MORE. I'll keep you posted on where I go with this...