How did Caring Lessons start? And how did the writing progress? Since I’m a compulsive note taker, I’ve kept everything, and I mean everything–drafts, decisions, musings–in thick, five-subject, spiral notebooks. I can even tell you where I was sitting when I wrote the notes/drafts and what I was drinking–often nonfat, decaf mochas (as if you’d care!). As Caring Lessons goes to press (due out October 1, 2010), I’m finishing up my third notebook. So I’m going to blog here about my writing process. To let you know how I crawled step by step from teaching nursing to writing memoir. My motto: if I can do it, so can you.