I just got the confirmation through that the project at bhuman had got the funding through to publish the collection of personal stories of courage for people in need of them in hard times. I was one of the writers whose story had been accepted and is still on the front page of their main website (use link above to see). I’ll let you know once the book is available when I know the details.
I am looking forward to seeing my words in paper and ink for the first time. I have only ever published online before at various websites and online newspapers until now. Being in print after 12 years of really working at writing is a nice milestone to have reached at last.
My bhuman Story Submission Online: http://www.bhuman.co.uk/story/8
Here Is My Accepted Story To bhuman
“This tale is about how I lost confidence in the value of my own voice and the journey of reclaiming it…”
After a long rough night at the Hospital last night where I found out I had a problem with hyperventilation syndrome I came home and once I was well enough to check my emails again I saw the following email from an Editor at bhuman.co.uk:
“We have reviewed your story and this is normally the bit where we send you an updated copy, however your story was excellent in both (sic) quality, detail and accuracy. If you haven’t already, you should really consider using your skills as a writer often.”
Not surprisingly it really made my day. Once my story is published online it will also become part of a anthology of personal stories, which will be sent round to those who need to know they are not alone with their struggles. Writing the story has been very cathartic for me and has allowed me to let go of some old baggage that I should have chucked out ages ago.
Once the story is online I will post the link to it, but for now here is the proof! ;D
Just a quick post to say I’ve written a new post on my blog ‘For The Hole Inside Everyone‘ called ‘Coping with Chaos‘.
It about a personal realisation I recently disocvered regarding my coping mechnaisums when I was dealing with and caring for my manic depressive father as a child, and how it has evolved over time to this day.
Some of you may know my previous short poem called “Insane World” which I turned into a gift store on cafepress. I recently came up with another short poem inspired by Buddhist philosophy of the noble truths. I’ve created a new cafepress store called compounded, for this new 6 word poem which I personally find a useful day to day reminder.
The poem goes:
(We are all)
Compounded Conditions Continually Changing in Circles
~ niamh brown ~
Well it’s 2010, a new year, a new decade. After doing my Close the Year 2009 yesterday I’ve now done my intentions or resolutions for 2010, what I’m aiming for and what I would like to see happen over the course of the next year.
My post is on my blog For The Hole Inside Everyone and it’s called Start the Year: Resolutions 2010.
Hope you had a great time last night!
Peace, Niamh xxx
GODT NYTAAR! / HAPPY NEW YEAR!
I’ve just published my annual Close the Year review for 2009. This is something I began last year after I started publishing my resolutions in 2007. It was a nice way to look over the year and see what I’ve achieved and what I want to let go of. I can quiet easily forget the things I’ve accomplished so this is a way for me to remind myself of the good I’ve done in the year.
You can see my review at my blog For The Hole Inside Everyone called: Close the Year: Review 2009
Have a great time tonight, I’m waiting for the ring of fireworks to start around us (last time then went on until about 1am!)
Peace, Niamh Brown xxx