The Gifts of Writing a Memoir

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At first, I was just going to leave a comment on this post by Alexis Rose, author of UNTANGLED. But then I decided to reblog her very encouraging post, instead.

Here is my comment to Alexis:

Like I’ve told you before, reading your memoir was a great inspiration to me, to finish writing my own real life horror-to-healing story. But it’s so HARD. Sometimes, when I am writing about certain things, the memories make me want to scream. Then I set my work in progress aside, and shut down.

You know what… I am going to read your memoir again. I need another “if Alexis Rose can do it, I can do it” shot in the arm.

Thank you for this encouraging post! ❤ ❤ ❤

(Comments are closed here, please visit the original blog. And please, if you haven’t already done so, buy UNTANGLED and read it. Thank you for stopping by. God bless and Merry Christmas.)

Untangled

If you have an itch or a yearning to write your memoir, I encourage you to go for it. Even if you are the only one who reads it, writing your story can bring unimaginable gifts.

Fifteen months ago, I anxiously waited for my memoir, Untangled, A Story of Resilience, Courage, and Triumph to go live on Amazon. What a wonderful, unexpected and humbling time it has been.

I took a huge risk by writing and publishing my memoir. My entire life was focused on keeping quiet, not telling, protecting those I loved, or who loved me. It took me a long time to understand that by keeping quiet, I was actually protecting the people who hurt me in my life. Writing Untangled was a way to announce in a really big way, that I will not keep quiet any longer.

I literally went from telling no one but my therapist…

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