Along with everything else going on in my crazy life, I am working towards the release of my first book, Poetry From The Ashes. All the hard work is done, I’m just waiting on a release date.
I’ve been talking about writing and publishing a book, for almost 8 years now, so it’s been a long time coming. At first I was focused on writing a novel, then moved to short stories, and have ended up completing a poetry anthology. Talk about a journey!
The writing of this book, was a journey in itself. Expressing emotions and memories – sometimes quite graphically – of recovering from child sexual abuse, was at times quite triggering. Or was it?
Sometimes it wasn’t the content triggering the anxiety, sometimes it was the anxiety triggering the content. While I would tap into the fears, thoughts and feelings I had during a panic attack, and use them to delve into the murky depths of my past, the panic attack itself had an unrelated trigger.
It has taken almost exactly 12 months from when I first decided to change to publishing a poetry anthology, to where I am today. In that time, I have also amassed enough other poems to fill 2 more books – if you would to read some, visit Poetry From The Ashes – so it has been a very productive period. However, the next goal is, at least at this point, to complete my novel.
I will have an announcement soon, about when the book goes on sale, and how you can go about purchasing one.