In retrospect, I should have realized that starting a book club before I had the baby was probably not the best idea. You’d think I would have learned from my previous two babies to not try too many things at once during the first few weeks postpartum, but I didn’t.
I am emerging from my sleep deprived haze, and feel ready to tackle life again. I am also saying good-bye, sadly, to the last of our family members who have graciously helped out with Emily and Andrew while I recovered and tried to get some sleep during the day. With my mother leaving, I am in desperate need of a schedule AND inspiration from Clarissa Estes. La Loba, give me strength and wisdom to continue creating!
To keep the book club going, I’ve decided to make a few changes.
First, rather than doing a chapter every two weeks, it’s going to be two chapters once a week. I will post the discussion questions and my thoughts every Monday, but you can comment whenever you’d like.
Second, I want to hear your voices. I really enjoyed Genevieve’s summary of the introduction and Renee’s thoughts on chapter two. I would love to have more book club discussion guest posts. If you’d like to submit your thoughts on a chapter (or two, three, ten) please e-mail me at hereeverymomentcounts [at] gmail [dot] com or comment here or on the book club’s page.
Third, since there are so many gems in the chapters, I am going to keep the discussion alive during the week on my Facebook page by posting my favorite quotes and/or questions regarding the chapters. PLEASE LIKE MY FACEBOOK PAGE so I’m not talking to myself during the week. (I do enough of that and don’t need anymore encouragement.)
Fourth, I now have a book club page that has the schedule and links to posts that have already been written.
Since my soul is clearly needing rejuvenation based on the dark man dreams I’ve been having, I am counting on this new book club arrangement to help in kick starting my creative self. I hope you all join me.