Well I have finally gone and done it. Drum roll please… I have launched my book on Amazon. Woo Hoo
Reason why I did this
I am a hugely sentimental person, fall in love far too quickly usually and basically believe anything I am told… well I used to! My last long term relationship was a living hell. I won’t mention names but he moved into my house far too quickly; but I loved him or so I thought. To cut a long story short it ended up with his 15 year old daughter moving in with him and taking my bedroom and me sleeping on the floor in the living room for 8 months until I was able to get them to leave. No privacy, no access to my things and also being diagnosed with fibromyalgia; needless to say I reached breaking point. When I came out the other side I was still pretty fragile and I guess vulnerable. But thinking I was ok I jumped in at the deep end and joined several dating sites and met a few people.
Writing is cathartic
Because I had not healed as much as I thought I had I was still pretty vulnerable and desperate for some kind of emotional sticking plaster. Well we know life does not work like that. Healing and strength has to come from within not from someone else and takes time. I had more than a handful of dates and found that writing poems about them was a very cathartic thing for me to do at the time; but also now reading back I can see just how far I have come.
I think you will see the vulnerability and rawness in these poems but I also hope that you will see the strength coming back and me turning from that caterpillar into a butterfly.
The book is available on Amazon and would really welcome your feedback. I have never published before although always wanted to. I hope you get something from it. We all make mistakes but it is how we learn and move on that is important. The ability to laugh at yourself too.