Saturday, October 22, 2011

How To Write A Book - Automatic Author Tutorial - Slade Roberson

A highlight of my day on Thursday, October 20 was an email that I received from my friend Slade Roberson.  Slade emailed me to let me know that I had been picked to receive a free copy of his Automatic Author program along with 2-Author Consultations.  If you are like me have an idea to write your own story for future generations to read, then you can find Slade's Automatic Author Tutorial at the following link:

I have used one of Slade's tutorials in the past that took me step by step through the process of setting up this blog.  Without that tutorial, this blog would not exist.  I am still very limited in the technical skills that I have for using my computer.  That is one of the reasons that you won't find pictures at the head of each of my posts.  One of these days, I will have my daughter-in-law sit down with me and write out step by step how to download pictures on to my blog.  My daughter is the one who posted the picture of my husband and me for my profile picture.

Slade knows that I have recently made the committment to my family and friends telling them that I am going to write a memoir of my experiences with childhood incest and the healing journey that I have been going through for the past 20+ years.  I have already decided that my memory of being what I called a "3-year-old adulteress" is going to be the beginning of my story since it is one of my earliest memories.  I am not sure where my story will go after that.  My earliest memories of the incest happening didn't happen until I was 11 years old.  I still need to decide exactly what I want the focus of my book to be.  Do I just want to write one book like my friend Colleen Spiro has done in her book The Third Floor Window or divide my life up into more than one book as my friend Dan L. Hays has done.  Dan's first book is called Freedom's Just Another Word.  He is currently working on book number two which is due out sometime in 2012.  Reading both of those memoirs has given me much encouragement to write my own.

I have lots of encouragement from you, my readers, my friends and my family to write this book. With Slade's Automatic Author Tutorial, I have no reason to put off writing this book any longer. Now I am going to sit down and start reading the tutorial.

Before I do that, I need to apologize to my readers for not writing much on Spiritual Journey Of A Lightworker recently.  I am going through some minor health problems which I hope will be resolved soon.  As minor as they are, my energy levels have been low lately.  I feel just bad enough to not get much done throughout the day. 

With Thanksgiving and Christmas coming up, that needs to change.  Family is coming to our house for Thanksgiving and I have major house cleaning and rearranging to do so that everyone will fit and have room to move around.  I love it when my family and Daniel's come to visit.  It takes a lot of preparation to get ready for them.  We will have about 11 or 12 people in the house for about 3-4 days.  My house is noisy and full of love, disagreements, and compromise as families do when they get together for any period of time. I am blessed with the wonderful mother-in-law and sister-in-law that I dearly love. It is the 3 brothers, of which my husband is the baby of the family, that usually provides the noise.  They are all in their 60's now and losing their hearing so they talk loud because none of them wants to spend the money to get a hearing aid. The youngest of the clan who will be gathering here are two sisters - twin 4-year-old who have me wishing that I had just a little of their energy.  They are sweethearts, who being four like a lot of attention.  They are easy to give it to.  Being around children can keep you young at heart. Being around them also gives me reason to miss my grandchildren who live in Idaho.  They are all growing up so fast. I hope that you are all having a glorious October and enjoying the Fall weather and colors.  Autumn is my favorite time of the year.

Related Articles:

The Most Influencial Person---#4---Birth Of A Dream

Out Of My Comfort Zone---The Third Floor Window

"Freedom's Just Another Word" Book Review

Let's Talk About Spirit Guides Teleconference With Andrea Hess And Slade Roberson

Name It, Claim It, Make It So---Intention To Hear Your Spirit Guides


Sandy said...

I hope you feel better and I hope you get your story written. I am just starting to scratch the surface of sexual abuse in my life and there are lots more like me out there. You gave me some very good advice on one of my posts reminding me to take time off from things to heal. I am trying to do a little bit of that now. Thank you for being here and blogging. I hope you feel better soon.

Alene said...

Patricia, no matter what you write, I always find some sort of gem in your posts. I hope that whatever is happening with your health will be resolved soon. It is hard to work when you are fatigued, and it's a good time to allow yourself to rest before the holidays.

Patricia Singleton said...

Sandy, thank you so much. Thank you for the visit. You and others like you who are just starting to work on yourself and your abuse issues are exactly why I blog about healing from incest. I felt alone at the beginning of my journey. Now there are so many resources that weren't around in the 1970's when I first admitted that I was an incest survivor. I am slowly starting to feel better one day at a time. I thank you for your expressed concern. I am blessed that my husband is able to support the two of us so that I don't have to work outside our home.

Patricia Singleton said...

Alene, thank you for your words of kindness and caring. I appreciate that you visit and leave comments on my blog.

Green Mountain Realty said...

Writing can soothe the pain of many things we encounter in life. I know many people that journal on a daily basis and it does help them.

Patricia Singleton said...

Green Mountain Realty, I have written in journals at different times in my life.

Colleen said...

Feel better soon!

Patricia Singleton said...

Colleen, thank you. I am beginning to feel better.

celesteka said...

I am sad to hear that you are not feeling well; I pray that you will experience complete health soon :)

I look forward to reading your story one day; I have thot for yrs that I would eventually write me; I have so many journals in storage !

Thanks for always providing sound, profound and uplifting articles of support !

Have a truly wonderful time with your noisy crowd over the holidays; I know I will too :)

Warm hugs,


Patricia Singleton said...

Celesteka, thank you. I am on the mend beginning to feel better each day. I am glad that you find my articles uplifting and helpful. You are very welcome. I love having all of my inlaws here for Thanksgiving. I am blessed that I have their love and support. I couldn't ask for a better mother-in-law or sister-in-law.

Rev. Frances said...

Thank you for the sweet comment you left on my page. I am glad my post will help you as a positive affirmation in your daily life. Lots of light and blessings on your new endeavor, I am sure your book will do well. :)

Patricia Singleton said...

Rev. Frances, you are very welcome. I enjoyed the little bit that I read on your blog. I will be back to visit again.

Jane Rowan said...

Dear Patricia,
I am delighted to hear that you will be writing your story, in whatever form you choose. I know from writing The River of Forgetting--A Memoir of Healing from Sexual Abuse--that the process is strenuous but full of blessings. I think you'll find ever new insights as you shape your story for others.

I wish you all the best of it, and hope your health issues resolve.


Patricia Singleton said...

Jane, Thank you. I have written part of the first chapter. Since I wrote this post in October 2011, I have had a lot of grief come up. I recognize it as grief shortly after it hits. The health issues come and go. I have learned to address them sooner rather than ignore them like I used to. Thank you for your words and your kindness.