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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A Daughter's Reflection

A DAUGHTER’S REFLECTION – RELEASE DELAY

A couple of days ago I had just about finished writing A Daughter’s Reflection and was going to re-release it on Amazon. However, I started reading The Power of Memoir: How to Write Your Healing Story and it has some great advice on how to write your own memoir and what you should and should not include.

Since when I write, I like to make sure I produce a good quality piece of work, I thought I would finish reading this book and take any advice from it that I see might be helpful to my my book. I don’t like doing anything half way, or if I think I can improve on something then I will, but I am going to take my time to make sure I do it right. I may not do it right the first time (who in this non-perfect life can?) but I will work at it until I think I have done as well as I can. This goes for anything I write, whether it be a nonfiction novel, article, poetry, short story, or fiction book.

Please bear with me as I go through this process. A Daughter’s Reflection WILL BE released this year (2013), just not within a few days as I was expecting with my last post.

I will keep you all updated with any further developments.

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“To craft a memoir means wrestling with the nature of truth and the muscles of story structure. It means that you travel back in time come back with treasures of memory that must be strung together like beads on a string.” ~ Linda Joy Myers, Ph.D – The Power of Memoir: How to Write Your Healing Story.

A Daughter's Reflection

A Daughter’s Reflection – Updated Publication Time Frame

This past week and especially this morning I have been hard at work with this re-write and last night I had hit a block. I was so confused where to go, so what did I do. I literally just dropped my papers and pen on my desk and prayed for guidance. God has answered my prayer and more quickly than I had expected. I not only know what to do next, I am almost finished with this re-write and this will be the last re-write because I finally, the first time since 2007, feel comfortable and happy with how my story turned out.

So I am going to finish working on the last chapter of this book and then it will just be making the corrections on the manuscript on my computer and then I will be releasing the book for publication. I am looking to have this posted to Amazon by tonight and it should be available in Kindle form by tomorrow. The paperback should be available by the weekend. I will keep you posted the closer I get to publishing the Kindle version and then the paperback.

Keep your eyes open for the updated release!!! Free Kindle promo will be coming soon.

A Daughter's Reflection

A DAUGHTER’S REFLECTION – REWRITE

Today is a good day for writing, I think. I am working on a memoir I started in my late teens but never fully developed because I wasn’t sure where exactly I wanted to go with it.

A Daughter’s Reflection is my account, as a teenager, of having a mother who was ill with cancer, and having to take care of her for several months both day and night. The book consists of several journal entries. I don’t think I had ever kept a journal until that year. I know, I know. A teenage girl without a journal. Strange, right? I just had never thought of writing until that year when so much was happening and becoming overwhelming I needed a someone to talk to when no one else was around and a place to vet everything. A notebook became that place and God was that person I talked to.

This book will serve to relate my story as a teenager going through grief, depression, anxiety, and a sense of loss, not just in losing a loved one, but not knowing where I stood in the world, you know, where I belonged. In my story you will see changes of the teenager I was while caring for my mother, then through depression, anxiety and loss of self, and then through finding myself in Christ.

I have written a new preface and reorganized the chapters. I have to go through them for some editing. After that, I will need to determine the last chapter or two of the book. I am hoping to have this book out by summer time. I am aiming before that. I will keep everyone updated as I go along. God bless.