Sunday, March 07, 2010

Did I Write That Out Loud?!

In this age of "too much information" I have to apologize to my readers, friends and family, but mostly to the Love of My Life for exposing too much information in my last blog post.

Not everything needs to be put out there for the masses to read, and yes, some things need to be private and should stay that way. I crossed the line, and now there are people emailing him, writing him, and asking, "What the hell happened?"

For those enquiring minds, if you have a question, call me, email me, write me a letter, whatever. Please leave my honey alone. He's had enough to deal with and would just like us to move on from here.

I will say this and shut up about the whole thing. I am the most blessed person on the planet. I have the best friends and family and most of all, the best life partner I could have ever asked for. The love and support of all of you has helped me realize what is truly important in life, and I appreciate all of you.

While we never ask for bad things to happen, or to create them ourselves, the lessons learned from making it to the other side make you appreciate the good in your life much more. I have a lot to be grateful for, and I promise not to take anything for granted ever again.

In the meantime, I promise not to expose so much on my blogs or anywhere else. Not everything I do is so spectacular that it bears reading. I'm just a writer living my life in the woods of Minnesota, and enjoying every minute of it. I may not ever end up on the New York Times Bestseller List, or plugging my book in bookstores or on television, but then again, it's totally possible. Life is unpredictible, and that's a good thing.

Now, go and enjoy the sunshine! :)


Cheryl said...

I missed that other post, and if it is still online I won't go trying to find it.

One of the topics we are going to be talking about at the WriteAngles Conference this October is about memoirs and the consequences of sharing it all.

Sometimes you just feel the need to release your frustrations. I've done so on my blog, and when I do I almost always end up regretting it, so I'm hoping I remember that the next time I think of doing it.

Keep up the great work, Laura, and don't beat yourself up too much. We're only human.


Laura M. Crawford said...

Thanks, Cheryl. :) You'll have to give me a heads up about that conference. Sounds great. When and where does it take place? If you like, send me a link and I'll post it on my blogs and on my websites, ok?

Laura :)