I wasn’t sure what to write about today, then I started thinking about the first chapter in Into the Emerald and decided that would be a good starting point.
I’m not completely happy with it. It doesn’t flow like the rest of the book does. I think it’s because I was getting into my groove as I was writing and I wasn’t quite there yet with that first section.
As I attempt to rewrite it, I am struck by how much we sometimes wish we could rewrite some of our own personal first chapters. I look back at my life and see many things I wish were different, but then I realize they helped shape the person I am today. I like the person I am today. If I could change anything, would I really want to? Would I still have the people that are in my life right now? Would I be where I want to be as far as trying to live a positive life? I think it would be too much of a chance to take.
I’m in a “First Chapter” in my life right at this moment. Both with my writing and my personal life. I know there will be errors and mistakes, it’s part of life, but I feel like I know enough now to make my best effort. To be me and to share me. To be there for others. To write my story as best I can, as honestly as I can and to be a part of the story for others in my life. No rewrite planned.