Monday, June 8, 2015

INSECURE WRITERS GROUP: Why Should I Write My Story

I totally forgot about the Insecure Writer's Group last week. I was thinking it was second week.DUH me! Last week I was all over the place. I had my colonoscopy and esophageal dilation done. Since my first Hospice patient went to heaven, I was assigned to another Hospice patient DUH me! So I was busy!

For years I've contemplated on putting my life story into a book. I have many people say I should. I have the talent they say. I believe otherwise. I've seen others write e-books left and right, evidently without any publisher etc. I've extensively researched it and it all comes down to I don't think my life is as interesting. I also don't think I have the self-discipline to go through the grueling task of writing and rewriting. Even with my research findings, it is hard for me to know where to begin.

I've repeatedly asked myself why would I want to write a book. My answers are:
1. For my child to have something to go back to when I am gone. 
2. To show even though I have a disability, I've lived with a pretty normal life. 
3. To inspire others.

On a positive note, I finally figured out how to write a signature for comments. Thank you Arlee Bird! You're the best~

Until next time!



6 comments:

  1. I think you should write your life story without the idea of publishing it. Write for your family and for yourself. Everyone has an interesting story whether it is big and dramatic or quiet and subtle. And maybe later you can think about if you want to share it with the rest of the world in some sort of published way. I think you will write a better story when it comes from you heart and not from your head. You are a very feeling person and you don't want the thought of doing it good enough to get published to get in your way.
    Good luck.

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    1. Thank you live and learn! That's a good idea! I think too much as you can tell :) I appreciate your support! Hugs!

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  2. I'd read that book! I love reading fiction where the main characters have a disability, so I know I'd love yours. I've read other nonfiction by and about people with disabilities too. I think it's really important for people to read and see how much people with disabilities can accomplish, as well as how they want to be treated, because so many people never really interact with people with disabilities so they avoid them when they finally are around them. If they can't actually be around the person, it's always good to learn by reading!

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    1. Aww, you're so sweet Allison! If I ever write one and get it done, I'll reserve a free copy for you. Thanks your support and kindness!

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  3. Just write a memoir to your daughter... if you wan't to adjust for Publish, then it will be super fast to adjust. Who know, maybe you can find other folks living with CP or other things and do a collection of stories together.
    Pam

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    1. Great idea! I have been contemplating a similar idea. Thanks…

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