June 13, 2012

When Life Throws a Curve -- T. L. Wiens

This last month has gone by in a blur filled with filling out police reports and talking to school officials. I was assaulted in the school by a teacher and everything in my life changed.
Funny how one thing can change so much. I found myself re-evaluating many things including my writing. I remember watching an interview of the author of "The Perfect Storm." He'd gone into a war zone and came back feeling he no longer had the right to write about horror--he didn't feel he had adequate experience. I found myself asking the same question.

How do we know we're capturing truth if we never experience any of the things we write about or at least done a bit of living? And suddenly being assaulted is a gift in a strange way although I wouldn't ever want to experience something like this again.


  1. I'm so sorry you had such an unpleasant experience, but your ability to draw something positive from it says a lot about who you are. :)

  2. Thanks.
    I know it's my life in Christ that has allowed me to have any good come out of this.

  3. I'm so sorry to hear about this, Tammy. Praying for you. Not to make light of something so hurtful, but maybe it will generate some more writing ideas for you!
    Pam M.

  4. Thanks Pam,
    Today my oldest daughter returned to school for the first time since the teacher's return. She said she was scared. We need and appreciate the prayers. Fear is a hard thing to overcome.


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