If you need me, I'll be over here on the ceiling.*
|averagecats.com: Ceiling Cat|
Oh wait, you wanted a few details? Fine. Be that way.
My "thing" is a personal essay. It will be included in a collection about infertility and miscarriage, from Kalos Press. Mine is about miscarriage.
"This isn’t a book that offers solutions – there are plenty of experts for that. Nor is this a book that expounds theological explanations for pain and loss – that necessary job is already well done elsewhere.
"What this book offers is simpler, and more primary: it offers companionship. No one loss is like any other, yet sharing our losses can offer, if not true solace, at least the comfort of knowing there is someone else there beside you in the dark, someone who understands. We hope that in sharing these stories you will gain the words and phrase to better frame, to better comprehend, to better share, your own story." [-from the introduction-to-be, quoted in the editor's Call for Submissions here]
Why, hello, my life mission statement!
("I write for myself, because I have to. I try and I hope to write for you as well. These things don't have to be opposed, either. Though I do it for myself, I hope my writing is not selfish. I tell my story to let you know you're not alone.")
(I would also quote some other blog posts here, about how my personality type helps me gain the words to frame my story and to help give you the words you need; but I haven't quite written those blog posts just yet.)
The publication process is not a fast thing, so don't expect this book to be out any time soon. But I will let you know when it's available!
Believe me. I will SO let you know. ^_^
*Okay okay, I've known for a little while now, but wanted to make sure it was fine to announce before doing so. Still. Squee.