Saturday, April 14, 2007

The NTKoG Pieces

In answer to several comments: The piece on Trisha (the woman who can think her way into an orgasm) may precede a story about my discovery that the ability to have one lies within one's self rather than in one's partner.

David (from the No Dancing for Me stories) is a principle character in that story and it's not entirely flattering to him. (Me, either for that matter, but I'm writing memoir and that's part of the premise.) So far I haven't gotten brave enough to get beyond the first sentence or two. I think about it all the time, though, and expect it to burst out of me early some morning.

Writing the NTKoG pieces has introduced me to parts of myself long denied, shown me again how much I've learned from the girls and women I've known throughout my life, reflected characteristics I wish to have, mirrored issues I have and want to get past. Writing them as tightly as I know how, in a distinctly different voice, has been a fascinating experience. (Thanks, Jennifer!)

7 comments:

Deb said...

So, where to from here? I'm with you every step of the way. It's such an honor to be sharing you journey.

Love you. Love your writing.

kario said...

What a magical premise for a book, Jerri! I love that as I get older, I'm discovering more and more the power of women in my circle and the ability they have to bring out the best in each other (and me). I can't wait to read more as it finds its way out of you.

Love.

Stacy said...

Fascinating for me too. The meanings of your stories and the way you write them, keep going!

Carrie Wilson Link said...

I love this tight writing in distinctively different voices. You could have a whole book of these individual NTKoG vinettes. I'd read it like a mad woman! The reader would know, by process of elimination, what kind of girl you ARE.

holly said...

I love that you took your workshop homework to heart and to task. Two months later you are still doing it and the collection of the pieces is so fantastic..

you know what kind of girl you are? you are an amazing role model, my friend!

Amber said...

They have been cool to read. I like the idea of writing like this. Doing so may help me get over my own fear...

And, "the ability to have one lies within one's self rather than in one's partner. " -- And a pocket rocket helps too. ;) heh heh.

Kim said...

It is a wonderful experience for us as well!

And good luck with that book!