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I wrote more of my book! [Jan. 18th, 2004|01:08 pm]
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I've spent the last 1 1/2 hours writing about my anorexia, and now I'm proud to say that it is article length. My therapist suggested that I should try to get it published as an article before attempting to turn it into a book, so that's what I'll try to do.
Anyway, here is an excerpt from it that I particularly like. I love the dedication, but I already posted that a couple months ago. So anyway, here it is:

"Allow me to draw from my own experience, for example. Overcoming this disease was the hardest thing I've ever done in my life. I did it to save my life, but what I saved was not only my biological life; it was everything else that I used to have before this disease sent me spiraling toward destruction. And I am just beginning to learn that. The world has color again, like it did so many years ago. It has promise, it has hope. And more importantly is that I find a lot of that hope in myself. And, the most important thing of all: I feel good about myself, which is something that I never could say before, no matter how skinny I was. That in itself is a miracle.
So, for all those anorexics who are reading these words, this is why you should fight. To save not only your life but everything else that is locked inside of you. Everything except that which is killing you: a foe by the name of anorexia nervosa. Your disease or yourself--one of them is going to die, and it's up to you which to pick."

Anyway, if I ever do get some of the whole thing published as an article, I'll send everyone who wants one free copies. I'm sure that's just wishful thinking, but who knows? It may happen.
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[User Picture]From: minuetcat
2004-01-19 04:39 pm (UTC)
Thanks a lot for the encouragement--that's almost exactly what my therapist said, and I think you're both right. Next time I see her, I'll ask her how to go about publishing that and the rest of what I've written.
And if someone takes it, I'll definitely send you a copy :)
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[User Picture]From: thedarkcrystal
2004-01-23 12:39 am (UTC)
Very good.
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[User Picture]From: minuetcat
2004-01-23 02:40 am (UTC)
Thanks :)
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