Reflections of the Heart

Reflections of the Heart

Well, I pulled Reflections of the Heart from Amazon to add in Bible scripture. I have read book that have scripture verses in them that have always helped me and I want to do the same for others. But before I republish this book, I am going to go through and edit it again and make sure the scripture verses work with my story. I have a feeling I may end up deleting the scripture verses.

This was just something that I wanted to try so we’ll see how it goes. I’ll let you know if I republish it with the scriptures or if I decide not to.

What do you think? Do you like reading books that have Bible scriptures? Do you find they help you spiritually?

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Veiled Affliction

Book on Fibromyalgia

Lately my project as been on a book about fibromyalgia where I talk about my experience with the illness. I have titled the book Veiled Affliction: My Journey with Fibromyalgia.

I have been working on this book for about a month now or at least close to that. I have been working on it most mornings while I have the chance. I have 16 chapters to it.

Chapter 1 – What is Fibro?

Chapter 2 – Childhood and Fibro

Chapter 3 – Fibromyalgia Growing

Chapter 4 – Getting Married

Chapter 5 – Relationships

Chapter 6 – Sleep

Chapter 7 – Exercise

Chapter 8 _ Overstimulation

Chapter 9 – Driving

Chapter 10 – Fibromyalgia and Diet

Chapter 11 – Coping

Chapter 12 – Misconceptions

Chapter 13 – Importance of Support

Chapter 14 – Items I have Tried for Pain

Chapter 15 – Supplements for Fibromyalgia

Chapter 16 – Essential Oils for Fibromyalgia

So there you have my chapter outlines and can get an idea of what I am going to be talking about. If you have any ideas for more topics feel free to let me know in the comments. I”m open to ideas. These chapters may change depending on what information I find.

Take care and God bless!

Secret Anguish

Secret Anguish: My Mental Health Journey

Okay so I have really been tackling editing on two books. One I think is pretty good so I’m leaving that one alone. But it’s this one about my mental health, Secret Anguish. I went through it and couldn’t imagine what I was thinking some of the chapters I had included. They just didn’t make any sense. So you know what I did, I axed those suckers right out of the book. That removed 22,000 words from my story but it had to be done. I’m down to a little over 30,000 words now. About the size of my other book.

And then I had to remove other whole pages or whole paragraphs to make sure everything lined up. But now that I’m at the end I’m realizing there is some information I could include that would go with the mental health title. So I am working on adding in some information from my therapy days while I was still in Vermont. And I thought after the move to Maine in 2011 I would add in some things from my stay in the hospital. Those are the only two things I can think of adding right now. Then I’ll probably print my book again and go over it again. Editing just never ends it seems like.

Speaking of editing, do you have a certain way that you edit your work? I really don’t at least nothing methodical. Do you use any books to help you on your way? I have one book but I haven’t read it all yet. There are several articles out there than can help you too if you need help.

Here is one website that will help with editing:

https://www.lisatener.com/2012/02/how-to-edit-a-nonfiction-book-one-step-at-a-time/