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I’m currently working on a memoir exploring my journey on becoming a psychotherapist and how I used genetic genealogy to explore family history. I’m not a prolific reader or writer. So, my imposter syndrome is intense. I think it’s actually an exciting story and I’ve crafted a satisfying story arc, something I’ve seen lacking in other memoirs. I don’t have a deadline, but I think I’d like to finish by the end of the year and start looking for a publisher next year. Feel free to check out my Substack, as I make references to my memoir and writing it fairly regularly.

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I love the way you describe working on walking the line of the Middle Way. It really does feel like that lime runs through everything. The more you stop and look, the easier it is to see it. Best of luck with finishing your book!

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I haven jumped into it, but your discussion about the middle way resonates with what little I’ve heard about the Greek concept of the golden mean.

As for myself I’ve been working in plowing through about three years of unpublished blog drafts and either finishing or trashing them. I would like to be done by the end of this year but won’t kick myself if it drags through next year.

Good luck on finishing the novel. In architecture I’ve always felt the last 1% takes an inordinate amount of work but that’s what separates good from great. It won’t be easy but you got it! 加油!

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Writing a book is not easy, so yes keep working on it every day. I have done many commissions of art projects where I did not know if I was even going to get paid, but one must plow through!

Good luck to you and I look forward to reading your book!

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Congrats on declaring this, Priya! And wish you the best when you engage with the mysteries. I think all of us writers know exactly what you mean. I for one am always struggling with half finished stories and poems and having a self declared deadline for getting that draft done seems like the right call. PS> Agree with the approach of the middle path and the B-man!

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