"And so you have finished your first draft, Tricia. What a unique way to heal," my friend says to me. "You are, like, the Queen of Non Denial."
"That's a beautiful way to say that."
"It's true. You are. You've immersed yourself in this over and over again. You've lived it a thousand times over because you've put yourself in it again and again as you've written and rewritten."
Healing comes in telling the story a thousand times.