I watched the show on Discovery Health called "Freebirthing" and have a LOT to say about it. The piece I am working on became way too long and is now three parts. I'm trying to get the first part, "Henry VIII" out within the next couple of days and then will continue work on parts two and three... "Freebirthing" and "Thinking About Maternal Mortality Rates."
As an understatement, these pieces have consumed me. Because writers love hearing the backstory of other writers, I am mentioning the path of how these posts are unfolding. They really are so convoluted, intertwined and in-depth, it has been recommended to me to submit them as one article. After considering who might take such a wildly diverse piece, I decided it is just going to be delivered to my blog, which is where it was initially going anyway.
I make it sound all hoity toity, like I am writing some scholarly piece or something, but that isn't the case. Part of why it wouldn't be accepted anywhere is my prejudice is blatant and right out there smack in front. I could change the tone to a more middle-of-the-road piece, but I am not a Sears Robuck Catalog writer; I am an effusive, hyperbolic and opinionated writer. (Another midwife blogger once said to a client of mine, "But she's so opinionated!" And?)
I was working on an OSHA Presentation (a Power Point Presentation) for the local midwifery school and working on these posts at the same time. Each was a great break from each other... the PPP touching parts of me that are analytical and decorative... the freebirthing pieces soaking deep into my heart and drawing emotion from me I sometimes forget I have. I finished the OSHA stuff, so now I am faced with this solely - it is deep and tough! But, I really, really like where it is going.
I hope you all will, too.