The Land of IF: Understanding Infertility and Exploring All Your Options
I love the play on IF--all the what ifs inherent in infertility, the iffiness of treatments or adoption, the online abbreviation for infertility.
I am about halfway through the writing of the book--I have ten chapters complete and about seven more to write, but three of those seven are huge, worrisome. I know that the chapter on treatments also felt unwieldy until I tamed it into order. But right now, those three chapters look like a huge jangle of knots that I have to painstakingly work apart.
Emotionally, it feels a little like the end of spring break. Maybe only another teacher will understand this analogy (or someone who loved school as much as I loved school), but that period of time after spring break was always a little bittersweet. There was definitely still time left to the school year, though summer vacation was close at hand. Vacation meant a break from waking up early and grading papers and lesson plans. But it also meant a loss of structure and it had a "what next" quality to it. With school, there was always the knowledge that fall brought a new class. With writing, who knows what happens after this manuscript is turned in. Will the next book sell? Will I continue to freelance? Is this it with the writing--is it on to something else? I know it will all unfold in due time, but I'm the sort who always likes to know the next step. Just throwing that out there since it's in my head.
So...back to writing right now--untangling those knots--but I wanted everyone to know that the title had been set. What do you think? Can we have a little celebration?