For my WIP, A Cord of Three, I integrated several emotional wounds for the three sisters/women in the story. As I’ve revealed, many of these wounds represent the real wounds that my sisters and I experienced or are experiencing. Writing this story has been an emotional journey for sure. And at this point in time (COVID19 still dictating our society from every angle), I’m feeling overwhelmed and not wanting to explore deep emotions for a while.
But I need to wrap up this series now so I can move on to less serious topics like our King Family Movie Shelf series I’ve been wanting to write for years!
But First, a summary of the major emotional wounds I explore in my sisters novel and the Wounds to Wins series of posts…
Wounds to Wins Conclusion – A Summary of Wounds Between Sisters
7. Being Sexually Violated
I have not written a full post on this topic. To be honest, it is a very difficult wound for me to explore. I was surprised at how writing the scene in my story related to this wound (I won’t go in too deep for spoiler reasons) spurred emotions I had not felt in decades. Due to all that’s happening in our society and my vulnerability at this moment, I’m not feeling strong enough to explore it deeper. But, God willing, He will guide me in posting a proper entry on this topic in the future.
8. Growing up in the Shadow of a Sibling
Another wound I have yet to write a full post on, but an important one in regard to A Cord of Three. Ava, though the youngest, dictated much of the sisters childhood and choices they made in their teen years. This is one most unlike my sisters or I, though my baby sister did have her moments and was the more social/popular one of us three. Yet, I wonder if in reality, my sisters felt I took the lime light most after I became a teen mom and eventually a mom of five, with my kids and family often became the focus of every family gathering.
I feel like I’ve always had someone in my charge. From being in charge of two sisters and two step-brothers at the age of eleven, to being a teen mom and eventually mom of five, and most recently caring for my grandchildren while my daughter and son-in-law work during the past three years, I’m not even sure how to approach life without little ones in tow! But I’m getting close to a life without the need to care for children on a regular basis. And I’m really not even sure how to do that! This is definitely a topic I’ll be exploring more in the coming years as my youngest child finishes out high school.
For the purpose of my WIP, this wound belongs to Sadie. As she tips on the cusp of becoming a mom for the first time in the present-day story line, she battles her past failures as the oldest sister and the resentment she has toward their mother for forcing her to be responsible for them.
To wrap up this list, here is the link to my initial post on this series. Also, for the wounds I expanded as full posts, be sure to click the link for each above.
I must credit the authors of The Emotional Wound Thesaurus and their priceless resources at One Stop for Writers and the Writers Helping Writers blog. Their books and tools are amazing, and I plan on using them for future book projects as well. I’m excited to announce that my manuscript is complete and I’m currently in the process of finding a publisher.