What Next?

Mary-Jane reading

After five and a half years immersed in a memoir collaboration, I am often asked, “What next?” I grapple with the question and come to terms with guilt over lost time with family in a guest post for Jane Friedman’s blog, Being Human at Electric Speed:

How Do You Answer “What Are You Working on Next?”

I’d love to read in the comments (here or there) how you answer the what-next question and deal with guilt (if you have any) over time lost with family when you write.

About Darrelyn Saloom

Darrelyn Saloom co-wrote My Call to the Ring: A Memoir of a Girl who Yearns to Box (Glasnevin, 2012) with world champion boxer, Deirdre Gogarty, but her pugilistic passions are confined to a keyboard. Darrelyn lives with her husband and various critters on a horse farm in south Louisiana, where she is working on a collection of personal essays and stories. To learn more, visit her website at http://darrelynsaloom.com or follow her on Twitter: @DarrelynSaloom
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6 Responses to What Next?

  1. Ron says:

    Having proof-read the book with dad, I honestly feel that there is movie potential here. That’s what is next!

    • Darrelyn Saloom says:

      Whoop! I’ve been reading the comments on Jane’s site all day and just wandered over here. You are so sweet. So glad you and Ed enjoyed the book. It’s changed quite a bit in the editing process, but many of those changes were what Ed wanted all along.

  2. Edie says:

    Enjoyed meeting you on the plane as you traveled to Ohio! You had mentioned the guilt thing during our conversation. I agreed that we do this when something is taking up our time from loved ones. This can be either a job or a hobby. Making a living and having personal time are both necessary in life. What matters is that we do make the time for others!

    • Darrelyn Saloom says:

      Wow, Edie. Great to see you here. I traveled to Ohio to spend time with loved ones and enjoyed every minute. Hope you had a good trip. So glad you stopped by my blog. Stay in touch.

  3. Carolyn says:

    I enjoyed reading your guest blogpost at Jane Friedman.

    • Darrelyn Saloom says:

      You are the best, Carolyn. We need to get together again soon. It’s been too long since our dinner at Don’s. I’m so glad you enjoyed the post.

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