Why I’m Writing
I almost died. My sister died, she took her own life. I have a second chance. That is what inspired me to write and start a blog, to portray tragedy through cathartic expression.
My novel is a fiction story, and fact based. It delves into the difficulties we face in our lives. It sinks into the darkness of mental illness, the difficulties those with disabilities face trying to manage their lives, it digs into the secrets of eating disorders, family dysfunction along with the loving ties and bonds that unite us within our support systems.
The attempts made to maintain wellness has its triumphs and turns. It takes constant effort and those who have loved ones to assist them can benefit extremely well.
Family support and the ties that bind us can either grow or break. It can be heartfelt or gut wrenching.
Our lives are exposed by forces beyond our control, maternal narcissism, intentional neglect and possibly genetic factors. Is this what shapes us? Do we have choices? Aristotle said, “Health is a matter of choice, not a mystery of chance.” How can we choose?
If we have chosen to strive for wellness, what happens when life takes a wrong horrific turn?
While researching the cause of my near-death experience, the shocking reasons astounded me. Although my novel is fiction, is it based on true events and real medicine.
How can I let the world know?
I decided to write my novel after hearing a famous female screenwriter once say, “ Everyone has a story inside their head, just write it.” And my writing journey began.