Originally Posted by Captleemo
Norm and Ginny
Have you two ever considered writing a book on RVing? I'm sure that it would be well received especially by those of us that are new to all this.
Lee, I was always opposed to writing a book because it was work. One day a member of the forum suggested I write a book and suggested a title
, Musing on the Road
. Providing a title
was a brilliant suggestion. Beyond the title
she gave me a tip on how to write it.
I complete the first draft of the book in 2 or 3 months, some 23 chapters. It was a blast, so much fun I would suggest writing as therapeutic for everyone. It reminded me of my discovery of the book Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain.
A book that can actually teach you how to draw in a few days.
She suggested first write for 15 minutes a day, everyday. My first 15 minute session turned in two hours as did every day. I found it was a tremendous release. Everyone has something to say but it's usually somehow bottled up, sometimes due to lack of time, or lack of someone to listen or....
She also said just write, forget the grammar, the typos, the structure, just let it flow. It's not a term paper. Get that stuff on the next pass.
I've taken a little break because Scouter Dave and I are leading a Newfoundland Caravan in May and we need to write a Newfoundland Caravan Guide. About 40 pages of the Newfoundland Guide are done and once we send that out I'm getting back to the polishing routine on 'Musings'.
My purpose for the book is not financial reward. It's finishing a readable book that those who haven't traveled like us might find interesting. As well it's self revealing. I've learned more about myself, become a little better person in the process, and a clearer thinker. Something I thought would be work, has been fun.
It's been fun at 73 to discover a new part of me. It's funny but in some sense the NL Caravan is also a trip of discovery. We've never traveled with anyone other than our children or grand children and now we will travel with 30-40 people. Life continues to be an adventure. The adventure is a choice. As my Dad would say" "Life is a series of choices, make good choices". Of course the corollary is "It's too easy to just let life happen."
Lee thanks for the suggestion. The first draft is done. The book is never out of my head. It is now a real part of me.