For the love of dogs

WRITE OUTSIDE

At the advice of my bestie and writing mentor, I am posting a chapter of my memoir that recently won honorable mention in a contest. As with many things in life, we rarely take the time to pat our own back or find it in ourselves to be proud of something we’ve done. I know I am one who has always struggled with low self-esteem and when it comes to writing I’m my own worst enemy. But the more I reach out and meet other writers, I learn that writer’s self- loathing is common. We edit, edit, edit, then re-edit again and proclaim our manuscript is rubbish and should never see the light of day.

Well, I’m taking my friend’s advice and posting this. No it didn’t win, but I am happy that it stood out to a few literary judges who read many entries from across the states and…

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One thought on “For the love of dogs

  1. What a beautiful written story, you had me in tears at the end. Not only for what the dog meant for your mum and you… but for the memory of the dogs that have been in my life.

    There is something about them, they get under your skin, they love you unconditional and they break your heart when they leave.

    All I know… your life is better for having had a loving dog in your life. 💕

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