I published my first book – now what? I ask myself this question quite often, and the answer is always the same: publish more books! It sounds so easy, right? I mean, I have lots of book ideas, characters defined, and a strategically crafted foundation to launch from. Again, so easy, right? No, it is…… Continue reading I Published My First Book – Now What?
While I had no clue where I would be twenty-five years from the day I voiced my intention, I certainly arrived at a destination to make that dream a possible reality.
I hate knowing that people I love (and I do love each and every reader) have been touched by the ugliness as I have. Every text, private message, or public post has pierced my heart in that knowing.
I will never have enough time, talent, or treasure to fully give back to the people and organizations that have helped me through, but I can use what I have, when I have it, to support services that others will benefit from.
Writing a memoir is tiring. I enjoyed the process, the things I’ve learned about myself, and even revisiting the challenging times that have made me the strong, thriving woman I am today, but now is the crucial time for book business.
While it was fun, I had to battle that bitchy, mean girl voice inside my head. You know her, right? She tells you that you are too fat, too ugly, too uptight, too…everything! But the truth is, dear readers, is that this book is my story, pieces of me that even those closest to me are not aware of.
While I do not remember the rape itself (I was drugged and banged up), the trauma I experienced at the hands of my abortionist and his assistant, has resulted in life-long consequences.