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This is so similar to my experience. A great post from Tricia – she should be incredibly proud of herself!

All I Have to Say

When I first started writing The Claiming Words, I didn’t tell anyone about it. No one. It was such an impractical venture, I was embarrassed to admit that I’d suddenly decided to listen to the imaginary friends skipping around inside my head. Sure, after a few days, my husband began to wonder what the heck I was up to. Prior to beginning my novel, I barely touched the computer. He wondered why I’d suddenly become so attached to Microsoft Word.

“I’m writing a book. I know that sounds crazy. I probably won’t finish, so don’t tell anybody,” I told him.

“What’s it about?” he asked.

“I don’t know. I can’t tell you.”

And so I wrote on. Two months later, the first draft was nearly complete. My kids knew what I was up to, but they were sworn to secrecy. I finally told my mother, but that was it. Friends…

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