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Recently, one of my closest friends commited suicide. I'm not usually good with keeping up on my writing or finishing it for that matter, but a while after he passed, I made myself swear that I'd start and finish a book about his life in his honor. I know sometimes after something like this happens, you find it hard to get on track, but I was wondering how it would effect all of your writing. Thanks.
Well it depends on how bad it was.
I'm so, so, incredibly sorry for that, but depending on what you do with it, it could hurt or help.
For example, I know that if my best friend committed suicide (I can't even think about that without freaking out!) it would hurt for a while! Knowing me, I'd give up on writing completely (because the thing is, she got me into writing and reading in the first place). But, after a while I'd start to think about her. She loved books more than anything, and I know she'd hate me if I quit, so I'd try harder than ever. I might even turn her story in a novel for her! She'd like that...
So that's one example of how it could work both ways.
Again, so incredibly sorry! I can't even begin to think how that would feel!
My book IS about all of the tragedy in my life and how I turned it into something wonderful and positive. I believe that when these things happen- which they will... that if you write through it... you will look back and it may be your best writing ever <3
xox Heidi Abigail
Author of Normal Life (on Kindle)
Sorry for your loss Lori, I am an 18 year Veteran and I suffer with Combat Related Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. I can't be cured so iIhad to make a choice, End it or live with it. I obviously chose the latter and after a few years of developing coping strategies I started writing poetry based on SOME of my experiences (the safe ones) and expressing the emotions I live with every day. I was encouraged to do something with the significant volume of work I had produced and so fell into the term Poet. Poetry can go from a vicious expression to the epitome of love itself, as I grow older (and I do) I find the edge falling away from my work and a softer tone break in. I don't know why I told you this I guess just to show there is a greater power at work