Tackling A Book

Years ago I came up with an idea for a book.  I won't go into the details of the book right now, but it was to be a creative nonfiction piece.  I have worked on this book on and off, sorting through the events in my mind and writing bits and pieces.  In the past six months or so, I haven't even tried to work on it, I was so absorbed in my other writing, the children's book I hope to publish soon and getting this website up and running.  Lately, however, my thoughts have returned to this project.  The thought of an entire book is overwhelming, so I've decided to work on writing vignettes about separate experiences and then at some future point, assembling the essays to see if they work together as a whole.  My enthusiasm has returned and today I have finished my first vignette.  I know I must not edit it or it will slowly dissolve into fragments that I will deem unworthy of the finished whole.  So I will let it sit and  tomorrow I will write another.  Piece by piece I will create the fabric squares that later I will stitch together.  It's been a good day.