Thursday, August 16, 2007

Undiscovered Writer

It's a good thing it's not a necessity for me to be outside, I'm wilting! I'm a wimp, I guess. So, since I've been indoors a lot, I've been getting a lot of writing done. I'm happy about that.

I stumbled across this website:

here while back and honestly forgot about it. Donna Boyette is compiling anthologies, so there are writing opportunities for the ambitious. I'm working on a story that might work for this market.

If you're interested, guidelines are here.

. I'm always up for a new market, aren't you?

I haven't had much time for reading lately but I've been writing a lot so at least I'm doing something productive.

I was talking to a lady today and she said her daughter is recuperating from domestic violence. She got out before it was too late. She walked away. She's lucky. Some women/men don't get out in enough time, they're carried out in a body bag. I know because I am a survivor of domestic violence.

This lady was so glad that I'm writing about the darkness I've come through. She said that there is such a need for the survivors to be able to hear/read inspirational stories of someone like me that walked away and lived to tell about it.

Writing about our pain is healing to our mind, body, and soul. They all work together, you know?

The first book I'm writing is about how I've lost over 100 pounds, about my journey with obesity and illness. But in time, I will somehow publish a book about the domestic violence. Until then, I'll be a shining inspiration for the precious souls that are still bound by those controlling them.