Saturday, September 1, 2012

Coming Out...Well, Sort Of

As most of my readers know, I am an author, as well as blogging.  Lately, I've been going through a time of memory resurrection, thanks to that damn Fifty Shades of Grey book.  If you want to know what I think, visit the page here at this blog.

With all the hype about it worldwide, part of me wants to scream to the world that being a f**cked up individual because of abuse doesn't make you sexy or romantic.  I'm no Christian Grey or Anastasia Steele, but I am a female who was touched by childhood sexual abuse.  The one line in that book where Grey says, "I don't know any other way...this is the way I am," really slapped me across the face.  I sighed, shook my head, and said "damn - you got that right."

As usual, I find release and healing through writing.  In the last three weeks my muse has bombarded me with an idea for a book, and I'm about three-quarters of the way through.  If you wish to know anything about it, or follow at: J.D. Burrows, Author of "Conflicting Hearts".  I've chosen a pen name for this work, because it's so different from the historical romance genre I usually write in.

What's it about?   Well, let's just say it's yours truly wrapped into a fiction novel, telling a story about a woman who struggles with the effects of childhood sexual abuse.

Please feel free to pop over to my new site and check it out.  Register by email, if you wish to follow the journey.  I will in the next few months be blogging heavily about this part of my life, and it will include a lot of my singleness as well.

Thanks much,