Kissing Concrete is the shortened working title of my work in progress...It tells the story of the after effects of my concrete kissing adventures and looks at the early days and the longer term view of life after brain injury.
The nature of my injury meant I was left with no short term memory and my 'executive' functions are shot...Executive functions do not refer to working as an executive but are the technical/medical term for certain cognitive functions such as attention span concentration, organisational ability, comprehension, interpretation and the ability to multi task. These areas of dysfunction do not bode well ....particularly for the writer side of me.
So Kissing Concrete is both a labour of love and a Herculean task. I am determined to complete the first draft this year, although I fully expect that any 'completed' draft will still be full of gaping holes, and that I will completely overlook these on a first read through.
I have found the process of writing this project to demand a level of organisation that has required me to rely upon additional aids...and I thank goodness for Dr Bonnie-Kate Dewar and team at the Memory Aids Clinic at St Thomas' Hospital, London for all their help and assistance with strategies...and the gadgets and gizmos they provided. I would be lost without them.
And of course I must thank my darling husband...without whose unwavering love and support nothing would be possible. He is my hero.