Camp NaNoWriMo, november nano, PTSD, Writing Updates

So Many Ideas

Okay, so my mind is going totally crazy with all sorts of ideas. I have two books I started last year. One was with Camp NaNo and the other was with the regular NaNoWriMo. So I could work on those…but then my mind is like, you have been through some things that could help others like PTSD, Depression, Anxiety, being highly sensitive to certain things, gluten intolerance…why not write those first since more people would benefit? Then, there are these ideas for creating a magazine or two, problem with that is getting contributors who will work for free at the start. Ugh!!! I desire to write, but why can’t I decide what to write about? Can’t figure out why this decision is so hard!

Has anyone else run into this same problem? Maybe it’s just something someone with the “idealist” personality goes through such as me. I am an INFP.

So darned hard to focus on one thing. But I think I will work on the book about PTSD since I most have that written, just need to make some changes and I’ll be done with the first draft.

After that will be the book on gluten intolerance, which I have mostly written as well and just need to make a few changes on that will have another rough draft.

Wow! Guess I was closer to having two more books done and didn’t even realize it. I think after those two books are done I can make another decision on what to write. I will keep everyone updated on my progress. Best of luck to everyone!

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PTSD

Dilema – Fiction or Nonfiction on PTSD Novel

So for the past few weeks I have not gotten any writing done. Why, you may ask? Because I can’t decide on whether to write a book on my experience with post traumatic stress disorder as nonfiction, or write in a fictional way but have it “based on a true story”.  So many questions run through my head:

1) Which version would hold the most weight my audience?

2) Which would be the most beneficial to others if they read my story?

3) In which version, would be the easiest for me to tell my story?

If you were to read a book on someones experience with post traumatic stress, would you want to read the true account, or would your rather read it in a fictional context, but know that the events that happened in the book were true? I welcome any feedback.

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“Scarificial Lamb” and “He Has Risen!”

Yesterday and today I have submitted to pieces to the Yahoo Contributor Network, both dealing with Easter.

“Sacrificial Lamb” is a poem that depicts the life of Christ up through his resurrection.

“He Has Risen!” is an article where I took about six verses relating to Easter and wrote about how they related to Easter and how those verses have affected me in some way.  The Bible I used for this is the New Revised Standard Version, which is just a version of the Bible that has been the easiest for me to read and understand.

Both of these pieces are currently under review. I will post links when they become available for viewing.

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Revamping Writing Style

For the past few months, I haven’t written much, I’m sorry to say. I guess you can say I am in the middle of one of those life transforming stages and I’m thinking about what it is I really want to write. What am I comfortable writing about as a Christian woman? I used to write about vampires, demons,  gypsies, etc., but over the past few years I have become uncomfortable with writing about some things. I feel as a Christian I have a responsiblitity to be an example to others and that includes also in my writing and what I choose to write about.

To be honest, I have never looked into writing Christian fiction but I am seriously considering that now. I even bought a couple of books to help get me into that line of work.

But I also have a few nonfiction books I’d like to write sharing my experiences with post traumtic stress disorder, gluten sensitivity, what it’s like for me living with a personality as an INFP, and what’s it’s like to be highly sensitive. The nonfiction works will probably be what I focus on first. I haven’t decided which book will be first but as soon as I begin work on that book I will let you know and keep updating you on the progress of that book. Until then everyone, take care and God bless.