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So, for the second time in my life, I am attempting to write a book, but....

Discussion in 'General Autism Discussion' started by Suzanne, Aug 14, 2019 at 8:01 AM.

  1. Suzanne

    Suzanne Well-Known Member V.I.P Member

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    .... An autobiography.

    My husband was the first one to suggest and at first, I just shrugged, thinking it was beyond me.

    The last time, was attempting to write a fiction and I am ashamed to say, my first rejection, was my last, because as far as I was concerned, I was not cut out to be a writer and thus, stuck to reading books.

    What I failed to appreciate is that the "rejection" letter stated that I had potential, but not at that moment.

    Zip forward to the other day, when hubby suggested it, as a way to address my anger and hurt and pain, I actually found myself thinking of it and woah, even have the title.

    SHATTERED SILENCE; BANDAGED LIES.

    Now, my one friend got it straight away, but my hubby doesn't get it and said to ask ones who have been abused and see if they understand?

    I have already started on it and what I have to battle with, is doing it in one swoop, but instead, I just am trying to go with the flow. So, when I have inspiration, I jot down on post it notes and when I feel inspired, or spurred on, I type.

    Scary, but exciting too and I have been told a few times, that my emails are very interesting, so perhaps I can achieve this, eh?
     
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  2. BlueSky Aozora

    BlueSky Aozora Well-Known Member

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    Wow that is a cool title! How did you come up with it?
     
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  3. BraidedPony

    BraidedPony Just Enjoying Survival V.I.P Member

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    I think you are a great writer! Go for it!
     
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  4. Suzanne

    Suzanne Well-Known Member V.I.P Member

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    Thank you. I have no idea, since I am really bad with things like this, but obviously it means that it is meant to be, so I am really happy.
     
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    Nervous Rex High-functioning autistic V.I.P Member

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    I'm sure it will be a lot of hard work. I hope you finish it.

    Some of the best and most famous writers have to revise and rewrite their work dozens of times before publishing. And some receive dozens of rejections before they get published.

    Keep at it. Don't get discouraged.
     
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    Baeraad Well-Known Member

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    Very cool. Best of luck. :)
     
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  7. Aspychata

    Aspychata Applying for the here and now....

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    Perfect title. Is this a autobiography, or just going into story mode? I have a half-written screen play idea, unsure if l should write it into a book. It's a comedy of course.
     
  8. oregano

    oregano is on I-5 btwn Calif and Jefferson

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    I always had great story ideas, but never could translate them from my brain onto paper (or equivalent) so they always remained in my head. When I was in elementary school I would tell other kids about my stories and they would use it as additional ammo to bully me with, so I learned never to write down or talk about anything inside my head. Even as an adult when I tried to write I never could get more than a few pages down before getting "writer block" and finally just deleting the story. What I am saying is anybody who can write has my respect as I can't.
     
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    To me the title is referring to the part of the abuse when you come forward about it but then have to mitigate the chaos caused by that with various lies and downplaying, or it's the lies of other people to justify, explain, or cover up the abuse.

    I don't know if that's what you meant, but that's what I thought of!
     
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    Wishing you all the best in your venture, I'm sure you'll do well.
     
  11. Gracey

    Gracey Well-Known Member V.I.P Member

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    Yes, you can :)