Writing my book although cathartic, was difficult; not a decision taken lightly, but coming to a realisation that without writing about my disability, I would still not know about my disability today.
I needed to get past just knowing I had a bad leg and foot. I needed to know about my mental and emotional struggles, why I was failing and why I got to this place without knowing. I needed to bring my life together in a safe, self-contained place that allowed me to talk about my experiences and to bring understanding.
I didn’t do this to me, others did this to me, I merely brought myself to a place so I could find out. I needed to do it for myself. Unless an author is writing a piece of fiction, they may always have doubts over what they pen to paper.
On our part, it is important we understand ourselves. I penned to paper, so that I could understand. Writing doesn’t change the facts, the meaning or the intent behind our words, but those will depend on how we choose to write.
Writing my memoir helped me understand a lifetime of experiences; I believe that if our intentions are honourable, our writing will always work out.
My Book, part memoir/part motivational guide, is available to buy on Amazon http://amzn.to/2qrpiy8 /UK or Amazon http://amzn.to/2WPE2Vy US and in all good book stores, including Waterstones and Salts Mill.