The role of a writer is not to say what we all can say,
but what we are unable to say.
I’ve been away for awhile….again. Those uncontrollable mast cells have gotten the better of me lately. I had planned on topics for several blogs in relation to the first memoir Finding Heart Horse. Many exciting things are happening.
Today I realized as soon as I sent the final cover edits in…the book went live!
Today the cover reveal
If you haven’t read Finding Heart Horse, memoir of Survival you need to. The Wall of Secrets, memoir of The Almost Daughter is the sequel.
When you write your story, bear your soul, your heart, your life with the world there is no going back. Brene Brown says vulnerability=courage. The more vulnerable you are with others in life the more you become filled with courage.
Most of you know the back story, have watched the video and now will hear the interview. Yet, I still feel very vulnerable. I also am filled with courage.
I’ve worked for days on The Wall of Secrets,
today the self publishing process has begun.
I still have Ebook stubs to giveaway, if you are interested drop me a line at email@example.com
Here is the Hay House Radio Interview..it’s still airing on Bright, New Voices
It’s been a couple of weeks now since Finding Heart Horse has been free. I experience waves of emotion as if I have just given birth and in a sense that’s what releasing a book is. It’s your word baby, a chronically, a story, a life of it’s own. For years you nurture it with phrases, favourite words, descriptions, coffee stains, tears and love and then you set it free to live it’s own life. Terrifying and freeing at the same time.
This past week I have been working with an amazing photographer Nathan Harben putting video and words together to make a video release for Finding Heart Horse. Robin Toma, another amazing photographer is also contributing and I can’t wait to see the final product. Video releases are short, usually 1-3minutes in length so everything has to be condensed and the photographer performs his magic and you have a short summary of what you want people to know about your book.
It’s yet another “birth” of sorts. Another exposure of self that leaves you feeling vulnerable and new and yet energized. I continue to watch Brene’ Brown video’s and am trying to embrace with courage the vulnerability of my telling my story.
Stay tuned for the video and the Hay House Radio Interview.
I’d like to start a Finding Heart Horse gallery. When you buy a book send me a picture of you and the book or the surroundings and I will add it to the gallery. I know, so far it’s being read in Scotland, UK, Canada and the USA…send a picture in to firstname.lastname@example.org
Finding Heart Horse: A Memoir of Survival
Have you ever wanted something so badly it was all you could think of? All you could talk about, write about, dream about. Claire did. She wanted a horse. Finding Heart Horse is her journey and her search for her Heart Horse. It takes her from being “the girl most likely to succeed” to a life on …