I’m pleased to say that I’ve now completed my final edits for the time being, and commissioned a professional editor today. I was planning on leaving the manuscript for a month and going over it again one last time, but self-doubt has washed over me this weekend and for my own sanity I need it to be critiqued by an expert. This move didn’t come cheap, but I think it will be the key to me moving forwards with this project. As I’m going back to work next month and will be getting paid again I can just about justify it.
If I’m laying my cards on the table here I currently alternate (in equal measure) between feeling that I’ve got something really special on my hands, and feeling that it is a pile of self-indulgent drivel. Only time will tell I guess, but hopefully he will be positive and say that I’ve got something to work with at least.
I said last week that I might share the synopsis in my update this week, so here goes…
After having a dysfunctional childhood, and self-destructive young adulthood, I broke away from my past and created a much brighter future. Rather than just talk about my children never having to experience what I went through myself (like my parents did) I worked damn hard to change my destiny and ensure it was the case. Throughout this book I will share stories from my life and insights on how I overcame the many obstacles I have faced over the years.
I’ll tell you how I broke the cycle of dysfunction, and hopefully it will inspire you to go off and do the same. Getting passed my past wasn’t easy, but it wasn’t impossible. I promise not to delve into matters of which I have no personal experience, and I won’t pretend to have all the answers. I might just have the ones you are looking for though.
Thanks for reading! As always thoughts and constructive criticism gratefully appreciated in the comments section below.