Gabrielle's Life and Writings

Gabrielle Lawson, writer of Fanfiction. I will use this space to keep a journal about my writing, the progress I'm making, stories I'm working on, writer's blocks I'm having, our adoption process and progress and just life in general.

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I'm multifaceted and highly educated. I have a BA in History and an MA in Museum Studies. But I couldn't make a living in a museum, so my hobby--computers--became my living. I'm now a charter member Microsoft Certified Desktop Support Technician. I aspire to be a professional writer and/or poet. I am a Christian and have been living by His grace for the last four years or so, despite the MegaStress and now the GigaStress. He keeps me going, and displays His glory still, in my life.

Monday, August 29, 2005

At least it hasn't been 3 months


It's only been one. And while I have been just as very busy as usual, I have been able to write. A little. Two weeks ago, I decided to give myself a Writing Hour every day. Or try. One day, I'd write as myself, another as Ainaechoiriel, another as my secret penname, etc. In two weeks, I only got 2 of those hours. While part of it was due to general busy-ness (boyfriend, bills, work, taking car of the car, the yard, the house, etc.), another reason was a tragedy in the truest sense.

On August 20, 2005, my brother-in-law, Joseph Anthony Nigro III left this earth. He died instantly in a car wreck on his way home from work. He'd been married to my sister for 8 years. She's 35 and now a widow. He has an 18-year-old daugher struggling with mental and emotional problems and my sister and he have a 4-year-old autistic son. It was very unexpected and very hard to deal with. It seemed unreal. We had the funeral on Friday and I saw him the coffin. It still didn't seem quite real. He looked like he'd just take a breath any minute. But, of course, he didn't. And we buried him that day. Fortunately, we know he is in heaven now. I wasn't sure that he was Christain at first and it made me think of so many who put off that decision thinking they have time. We all think we will die of old age. But we don't have any guarantee we'll make it home from work anymore than Joe did. If you haven't made that decision, don't wait until it's too late. Search the details and make your decision.

On another note, this is one of the sisters I have a problem with, if you've read my previous posts. Yet, I never stopped loving her. I just chose to love her from a distance. This has opened a door of reconciliation between us, though I will be watchful to close it when I need to. What happened before hasn't changed. She wasn't made right by her husband's death nor I, wrong. That will likely still remain unreconciled. We shall just have to see.

    Status of Stories
  • Secret identy's story: posted Ch. 3
  • The Honored: Realized I'd finished chapter 2 and am now working slowly on Chapter 3. Wrote a little bit on it last week.
  • Purgatory: Is there really any hope for this one?

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