So, I wrote a memoir.
It turned out to be more of an outline of all the OTHER books I'd like to write. ha. I decided to not pursue publishing my memoir, besides, that one girl who wrote "Madness: a bipolar life" or whatever it was called pretty much has the same story as me! She got there first, eating disorder, early onset bipolar, etc.
So anyhow, I belong to some online bipolar support groups and I noticed that no one has written the book that I would recommend to the newly diagnosed. (hold on, this DOES have something to do with weight issues.
There are no books I"ve ever seen, and I HAVE LOOKED< that speak to the day in and day out of living with this at times, terrifying illness. There are books on,"loving someone bipolar." or The bipolar survival guide, which you would THINK would tell you how to make it through a day, but it doesn't.
I want to write the book that does. It'll probably be called something along the lines of, "Burning the Bipolar Bridge: *Subtitle pending*" and am of course taking any suggestions on subtitles or totally new and way better titles than my own!
Other stuff I talked about in my memoir, is weight issues. I have had them since I was 9, and I"d like to write a self help type book for younger women, and maybe save some people all the yo yo dieting and weight gain and self esteem **** that I went through. It would be kind of like a cross between Ophelia Speaks (the precursor to Reviving Ophelia that was more geared towards mothers I think.) and "spreading the spark" (sparkpeople.com members know what I"m talking about) health and fitness, body image, self acceptance, I mean....how many of us here thought we were fat at 150 or 175 and yo yo dieted our way to 200+ lbs and would LOVE to be back where we were? There has to be a way to reach out to people who would do this, who would fall into those traps, and save them before they fall right into it.
Anyhow, that one would probably be called Such A Pretty Face: and other bull**** they tell fat girls, (just an idea, it's usually the name of my blogs)
Again, suggestions welcome.
anyhow, just thought I"d share what i"ll be working on starting tomorrow!!! Also, I will probably be making lots of posts in regards to weighty issues that I will be writing about and may ask to quote some of you, hope you don't mind being a guinea pig!