Four years ago I was asked to speak at my church for fundraising purposes. We had created a committee who was in charge of acquiring funds to help integrate special needs children, like mine, into typical settings. I got up in front of three different masses, full of hundreds of people, told our story and then asked for money.
I had spent weeks writing my speech. Literally. Weeks. I wrote it, rewrote it, then rewrote it again. I practiced it, took stuff out, practiced more, added it back. I’ve seen dissertations take less time.
Since then I’ve done a lot of writing. Granted, it’s blog writing, but still.
This weekend I am talking again. This time at four masses. One of them is tomorrow and I JUST wrote my speech.
And, darn if I didn’t knock that sucker out in about 17 minutes.