I am writing a book about my own experiences with undiagnosed autism. I do not know how long it will take me to write. I intend to publish it though Amazon as a Kindle book when it is finished. I will not be seeking a print publisher. I’m happy with it just being a book for e-readers. I intend for it to be a well written, well thought out book that is the quality of a book that could be published by a publishing house. i’ve seen to many self-published Amazon books that are not. Mine will be more than worth the $5 asking price it will have.
I wanted to tell my story because since discovering that I shared so many traits with the autistic community I have enjoyed reading other people’s personal accounts. i’ve devoured every book I can find on the subject and i’m still looking for more. It’s nice to find stories similar to mine. It makes some of the struggles easier to handle. I can’t find a job. I forget to feed the dogs if I don’t do it as soon as I wake up. I have issues starting house chores (for no apparent reason until I learned about executive function issues). I’ve been called lazy and rude so many times that for a while I thought both were true. Learning that I’m not the only one helped a lot. It even helped me to learn ways to fix some of these things (to a degree).
So, I’m sure my book will resemble all the others but I feel like it still may help people to read it. I know the more I read about things the more I understand them. Repetition can help.
I may use the blog to chronicle the writing of my book or the share excerpts from it. I may use it for other things. I’m not sure yet.