My Book is Coming Along

I have been trucking along with my writing which means I haven’t been blogging as much and I would like to.

There are 8 chapters that are written in my autobiography.  The one I wrote today still needs editing but there are 106 pages total.

I found 5 of those chapters on a USB drive and naturally those had to be totally rewritten because I wrote them last year and they weren’t written with the same technique I am using now.  Also, they didn’t even make sense so I just had to rewrite them.

I never thought that I would get as far as I have because I didn’t think I would know how to write this book.  The problem was, all of the things that happened to me all blended together and I could never remember the exact time lines.

Writing this autobiography is not only therapeutic but it’s also helping me put the pieces to the puzzle of my life together and I’m remembering which order things happened in.

I believe I have another 5 chapters to write and then I will be ready to send it to a publisher and hope it gets published.  If it doesn’t then I will try to copyright it and self publish it through Barnes & Nobles Pubit.

I don’t want to self publish it because I probably won’t get very many readers because I won’t have an advertising budget.  If I have a publisher then perhaps it might sell millions.  Who knows.

My main objective in writing this book is that I might help people understand the mind of the abuse victim.  What they are going through when they are being abused and why they do the odd things that they do.  Which in this case would be me.

Even if I don’t help anyone, I am helping myself because it is making me feel so much better to have all of this out in the open.  It’s like a huge weight is being lifted with every word I write.

I changed 95% of the names in my book so if I said something about someone and they don’t like it then they can’t sue me for slander because their name isn’t in it.

I hope it’s finished soon because it’s killing my eyes and my back lol.

Writing My Autobiography

I started writing my autobiography a year ago but I stopped after I wrote a couple of chapters.  I fizzled out on it after a few days because it was harder to write than I thought.

I started telling a story of my childhood to someone a few days ago and it got me thinking about working the book again, so I did.

As of right now I have 3 chapters finished and 2 chapters that are halfway written.

I turned those 3 finished chapters into an epub file to read on my Nook because I wanted to see how it looked but I didn’t like what I saw.  The paragraphs were too big and it was very difficult to read.

I went through the book again and started fixing all of the paragraphs so that they were shorter, you may notice that I have learned a thing or two by the way this blog post has very small paragraphs.

While I was editing that chapter I discovered a lot of grammatical errors so naturally I had to rewrite those paragraphs.

I talked to someone about copyrighting which also lead to talking about people’s names in the book.  Since it’s an autobiography I will be talking about people in my family and it’s not good stuff so in order for me to write it without worrying about being sued for slander I needed to change everyone’s names.

I made out a huge list of everyone I will be talking about and gave them fake names.  Not all of those people will be slandered but I thought I should change their names anyway.

It’s funny because now I am writing the fake names without thinking about it.  So now when I think of that person, I think of them with their fake name.  I guess you had to be there.

Anyway, 3 chapters complete and edited for the 10th time.  I still have maybe 10 or 11 more chapters to go.  This is going to take me a long time but I don’t care if it takes forever, I just want it to be written.

I haven’t been blogging that much anyway and now I will be blogging even less because of this book.  So if you don’t see me blogging, it’s not because I gave up on it, it’s because I’m very busy writing a book.