I’m Writing a Book!

by Leisa on May 27, 2010

Oh boy!  Now that I’ve announced it officially, I have no choice but to follow through and finish it!

For most of my entire life (and that includes childhood) I’ve wanted to be a writer.  As a little kid, I wrote great epic horse novels, full of childish dreams and featuring my favourite animals on every page.  When I was 9, I sent away to Angus & Robertson for their author’s guidelines, and painstakingly edited and re-wrote my novels, with the aim of being the youngest published author in Australia!

Fanciful dreams, but the writing bug has never left me.  I completed a Diploma in Journalism in my early twenties, and have done quite a bit of writing over the years, but there has never seemed to be the right time, to just sit down and write a book – life has been too busy, and other projects have taken precedence.

That is, until now.  It has been a goal for a long time to “re-design” my life to allow the time to put a book together.  I’ve had an idea in mind for a few years now, and slowly I’ve been bringing the idea to the surface, outlining the chapters, detailing the themes and how I want it to look, and finally, the time is here!

I have a couple of months before my Embracing Life! Retreats start up again, and I’ve set aside this time to really get into it and see how much I can get finished over the next few months.  Through many amazing synchronicities, I’m even working with a professional editor and she is on to me!  Chapters need to be sent through every few days, so there’s no excuses now :-)

Without giving away too many secrets – it is going to be a health book – with a focus on some aspects of weight problems, fatiuge, thyroid and other dysfunctions, as well as taking a good look at food with some YUMMY recipes included!  Here is an excerpt from the introduction:

In the end you start to believe everyone else and lose faith in your own instincts and feelings.  You start describing yourself as lazy, as having no will-power, of hating exercise anyway. 

 When the truth is told, you are not lazy, you are tired; you don’t have a lack of will-power, you have a lack of answers. And it’s not that you don’t want to get out and enjoy life, but chances are that your self-esteem has been eroded away by inept medical practitioners telling you over and over again that nothing is wrong with you; when quite clearly your weight is going up, you are too tired to deal with life, the depression is overwhelming and you just wish something would work.”

Are you excited yet?  I am!

I’ll keep you posted on how it’s going, as I spend my winter all cosy in front of my computer, and you can be first on the list to check it out when it is officially launched later this year.

Watch this space!

Leisa

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Suzi Manuel May 29, 2010 at 7:49 am

Can’t wait Leis – put me down for a copy! Have just watched your Emotional Aspects of Healing DVD, which I highly recommend to everybody, and can’t wait to gain more knowledge from you.

Happy Writing!

Suzi x

Kate Quinn | Living Raw Magazine May 30, 2010 at 1:08 am

Congratulations Leis! Can’t wait to read it :)

xx Kate

Ginny June 2, 2010 at 1:26 pm

I feel everything you will have to say will be of great value and I can’t wait to read it! Probably about time you allowed your insights to be let free into the world. It’s fantastic news, Leis! :-)

Leisa June 5, 2010 at 11:15 pm

Dear Suzi, Kate & Ginny,
Thanks so much for your encouragement and beautiful words :-) It’s so generous of you to share your thoughts and I hope I can write something that gives some value and insight to lots of people! It’s started off well, so I’ll keep at it and hopefully within the next 12 months I’ll have something to show for it!
Lots of Love, thanks again,
Leis

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