Chapter One!!

Hi friends! I’ve missed you!

It’s time to fill you in a bit – our little raindrop continues to be busy!

When I came home, I had no idea how this project would move into its next incarnation as a book and eventually, a slide show. As always, I just take the next step and things unfold.

As you can imagine, there is an enormous body of work to choose from. Thousands (no, I haven’t counted) of photos and 90 days worth of incredible experiences surrounded me. How would they be narrowed down? There was kind of a “messy” period of fumbling with a couple of different approaches, but fairly quickly both the method and the approach to the book became clear. Once that happened, and I was able to answer some of the “bigger” questions, then the fun began.

Now, my days are spent re-experiencing the journey – and how fun is that!!!  The process is this – I went through the blog (I am SO very thankful for that resource now!) and tagged moments or experiences that stood out as “gems”, and then I work with those. I read the blog, look at the photos, read whatever material I have and immerse myself in that moment and then write from there. It comes alive again sitting right here at my computer!

It will be a long process, but I am enjoying every minute of it. The perfect people with the perfect skills have come forward and offered to help. I wake up most mornings with words and descriptions trying to form in my head and can’t wait to get started!

There will no doubt be many more rounds of editing, tweaking, reshaping, etc., but I am very happy to say that I have just completed Chapter 1 – “The First Ten Days”               WHOHOOOO!!!!!!!

Thanks, again, for being a part of it! It seems that things are falling into place perfectly. My job now is to stay here at the computer until it tells me I can get up. I’m investing in a better, more ergonomic chair, but I am happy being here. So, I’ll keep working – thanks for hanging in with me!!

Happy Spring (it really is just around the corner!)                 Gayle

About Gayle Harper

Travel Photographer and Writer
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8 Responses to Chapter One!!

  1. Wonderful, Gayle. Can’t wait to read it.

  2. joan francois says:

    Glad to hear the inspiration continues.. We had a taste of spring last week but the winter returned again. we are in WA and they are getting snow also!!

  3. joseph francois says:

    bonne chance et enjoy the journey…
    cannot wait to see the result!

  4. Gloria Johnson says:

    Thanks, Gayle, for including us on this part of your journey and sharing the process. You are inspiring!

  5. Ginny Ross says:

    IT is so obvious that surrender is the key and more obvious that we cannot do that alone. Love you. Ginny

  6. Gary says:

    I can’t wait to get my hands on your finished product and have you sign it! Gary

  7. Gayle Harper says:

    Thanks, everybody!!! It’s so fun to hear from you again! I promise to keep working and get this out as soon as I can!

  8. Jaretta Beard says:

    Looking forward to sharing the journey with you.

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