The Agony of Writing

The Agony of Writing

by Rita Davidson

Where oh where is Immodesty, Satan’s Virtue?

Well for those not on my Facebook page, you are not getting updates as fast, as I am not blogging as much these days. So I apologize to those not knowing WHERE this book is or WHAT IS the HOLD UP! (hold those swear words pleeeze!)

If I began to tell you everything on my plate in my corner of the world, you would gasp, then your jaw would drop then you would be in awe that I am still alive… haha but I’m serious.

Just to give you an example, for those new to me here, this is who I am right now:

  1. Writing this book and all that entails such as going through thousands of edits from my editor that look like this.

Screen Shot 2016-04-02 at 1.30.51 PMYes, I am working to make this book the BEST it can be for you. I’ll get back to this one…

On top of the book layout, decisions for

  • cover ….  !
  • text – oh so many choices and fonts..
  • acknowledgements – will I forget to thank all those many souls behind ME and this book? – some have no idea of my amazing Assistants that save me every week, my many spiritual directors that keep me centered, the beautiful souls I call friends who keep me strong, the coaches that have helped pick me up…
  • introduction – oh my what has happened since 1999 when this book first came out?!
  • testimonies – all those handwritten testimonies from the first book I lost in our fire but so many to sort though still
  • reviews and interviews – trying to schedule with my limited time
  • new foreward– the church is in such disarray who can I get that will speak to our time?
  • and more…

2. Then taking care of our 4 boys 3 which have autism and their growing and changing needs.

 3. My mother with dementia who lives with us and her increasing care. Her needs take up not only my time, but the emotional toll it takes to see your mother no longer able to talk or care for herself. To know you have already said goodbye to the woman you knew and loved as Mother and will one day have to do that again when she passes from this world. My vale of tears…

4. The lack of money after our fire which makes it hard to make ends meet and is a miracle this blog is still up here at all.

5. The stress of needed repairs on this house for the mold problems we continue to have and lack of space we have. We have recently been talking if we need to move instead. Just the thought makes me weak in the knees.

 6. Our home-school day and all that entails.

Are you exhausted yet from reading that? I hope your at least sitting down. Thankfully there are a few other surprises I’m working I’ll be sharing VERY SOON!

Which brings me back to THE book, which I have been methodically working on between the LIFE that happens in my house.  Layout is agonizingly SLOW since it’s been a few years since I’ve done typesetting since our fire took our publishing business. Reminders are everywhere of this tragedy as summer approaches that keeps dragging my heart down…even as I choose joy. This is how the layout looks:

layout 2016

But this book is my heart and soul and I want it to SO touch your heart that your soul sings. I just don’t know how else to write if it doesn’t WARM you, touch your soul, encourage you and INSPIRE you. This is my wish everyday when I wake up. I so wish I could sit in a room with all of you and just share our joys and sorrows together. I dream of this almost daily. On my hard days (which come often), it is knowing all of you are out there anxiously waiting for this book that gives my soul the strength to go on.

Pray for me †

God’s grace is sufficient…

With all my love,

Rita xo 🙂

12717618_955329111214575_1556987311828504946_nRita is a Catholic wife, and mother of seven, with three autistic boys.  Author, of “Immodesty, Satan’s Virtue” (2001) and speaker, she has a PASSION for making #realcatholicmodesty understood. She is a licensed Hairdresser, and Make Up Pro with a degree in Natural Health who enjoys essential oils. She enjoys making people smile and sharing God’s love with anyone who will listen. After overcoming a stroke, disabilities, they lost everything in a devastating house fire that made them homeless for six months. She is determined to lead souls back to Christ by finding the #realcatholicbeauty in their lives by carrying their crosses with Joy!
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4 responses to “The Agony of Writing”

  1. Andrea Maiorana Avatar
    Andrea Maiorana

    I am a Catholic mother, aged 70 years?I have raised my multiply handicapped daughter Tiffany mostly on my own. I read the Scriptures for each day, say a Rosary, the Divine Mercy prayers and a chaplet for the Holy Souls. My daughter goes M-W to a sheltered workshop here in Malone, NY. She is 36 now. talkative and bubbly. She does her jigsaw puzzles and adult coloring books to pass time here at home. We have 2 cats and a dog who entertain her every day. We go to Holy Mass and Communion together. I lost my mother a few years ago after she spent years suffering the effects of Alzheimer’s. We have things in common, you and I. Wanted you to know that I offer all the small things of every day with love for God, to use as He sees fit. You and your family and your work will be included each day.
    Blessings, Andrea

    1. Rita Davidson Avatar
      Rita Davidson

      Hello Andrea!!!
      Awww thank you so much for your comment it really warmed my heart! Sounds like you sure know much of my sorrows and my joys here with disabled boys and my mother with dementia. So glad to see you out there reading… Happy to meet you here.
      God bless you,
      Author of the bestselling, “Immodesty, Satan’s Virtue” returns from the ashes soon!

  2. Danielle Avatar

    Dear Rita, I remember you each day. You are an amazing woman. Thank you for your strength and courage. Do not lose hope. Sincerely, Danielle
    P.S. I know the book is coming. Thank you for the peek!

    1. Rita Davidson Avatar
      Rita Davidson

      Awww thank you Danielle!
      Your prayers are so appreciated! They uplift and strengthen me daily.
      And yes, this book is coming….I”m so excited to get it done for you! Can’t wait to share more sneak peeks for you!
      with love,
      Rita Xo 🙂
      Author of the bestselling, “Immodesty, Satan’s Virtue” saved from the ashes, returning SOON! 🙂

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