Hello to all.
This afternoon I’d like to let you in on my current writing project. I’ve not shared much about it until now because I’ve been working out the details of how I would publish and who I would work with. Now all that is settled, I’d like to share with you.
I’m currently working on a trilogy. The name of the trilogy will be, Pathway To Freedom Broken and Healed. I plan to release one book each year starting sometime in 2020. Book One: How a Seeing Eye Dog Retrieved My Life
is to be a second edition of my first self-published book, Campbell’s Rambles: How a Seeing Eye Dog Retrieved My Life, which spans the time period starting in May of 2010 ending at the beginning of October 2011, and tells the story of my realization that I truly did need and desire a Guide Dog from The Seeing Eye Guide Dog school in Morristown N.J. what the experience of going through their training program was like for me as a multiple DisAbled woman, and how it forever changed my life, as well as my denial that I was living in an abusive relationship.
In this new edition I’ll be doing more showing than telling. Adding more dialog and action scenes. Thanks to diligent journaling during that time period of my life I’ve plenty of factual experiences to draw from. It is my hope this will make the book more realistic thus making it a more enjoyable read.
The second is to be called, The Raw Truth and will focus on the time-period beginning where the first book left off in October 2011 and going through the winter of 2015. The book will address topics concerning how things became so unraveled for me, how my then Fiancé Donnie became even more abusive, then was convicted of sexual exploitation of a miner and sentenced to ten-years in prison, how my mental illness became so very out of control and how I began the task of putting myself back together again while holding down a full-time job as Volunteer Coordinator of an area nonprofit who’s various functions included referring battered women to local safe houses.
The third book, which will be called, Educating the Uneducated will focus on my becoming very ill, being admitted to first hospital, and then to a Nursing Therapy facility where Campbell my guide dog and I spent a month with me recovering from that illness and regaining my ability to handle and work my dog. This third book will focus on the challenges I faced as a multiple disabled patient, and then will talk about the challenges I faced once returning home alone with no family support. It will span the time period beginning with 2016 and running through mid-summer of 2017.
Below is the first draft of the preface of the book. I believe this explains better than anything else I could possibly write all the reasons I have for taking on such a writing project.
I’d love your feedback. After all, it is for you the reader I write.
Before I begin my tale both old and new, I want to thank you for reading this book. I also want to thank those who have been reading me from the beginning for continuing, and I hope you will be with me for many years to come.
To you new readers, I thank you for joining us. Good times and bad, so far it has been quite a trip.
I’ve faced trials and enjoyed triumphs. I’ve had sickness and I’ve had healing. I’ve learned lots about myself I didn’t know and discovered things I both loathed and adored. I am what I am, and the best part is that I’m finally learning how to love all of me.
Why have I written this book?
There are many reasons, but mostly I just want to help people know more about me and those like myself in the hope that after you’ve read what I have to say that you’ll understand how multiple disabled persons work.
I’m a middle-aged single blind woman who has other disabilities as well. I suffer from Bipolar Disorder, Fibromyalgia, and short-term memory loss. Over the years, these things have at times been a real problem for me and those I love and care for.
The good news? For the most part I have all of them firmly in hand, and other than a slip-up every now and then I’m doing quite well.
I hope you enjoy this book. If at any time you’ve questions click on over to: http://www.campbellsworld.wordpress.com/ . And contact me. I’m happy to talk with you.
Don’t do blogs, well, then, just email: firstname.lastname@example.org Either way I’m happy to chat.
Thanks again for reading, and Blessid be.
ABOUT PATTY L. FLETCHER
Patty L. Fletcher lives in Kingsport Tennessee where she works full time as a Writer and Social Media Promotional Assistant.
She is the owner and creator of Tell-It-To-The-World Marketing (Author, Blogger, Business Assist), and is the published author of two books, Campbell’s Rambles: How a Seeing Eye Dog Retrieved My Life, and Bubba Tails From the Puppy Nursery At The Seeing Eye.
She can also be found in two anthologies which are, December Awethology Light
And A Treasure Chest of Children’s Tales
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