Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Writing

I wrote a book on my life with the ups and downs of having C.P. I want to publish my book to tell my story and inform people who don't know about cerebral palsy. But there is a little part of me that isn't sure if I'm comfortable enough with my writing to go ahead and publish it. I don't know if people will read or like it. I know my family and friends will read it and say they enjoy it. I want to get better at writing and be more comfortable writing to share my story.

There are a couple of things that would help me improve at my writing. This blog and writing out short stories would help, maybe I need to start doing that. I am trying to post a blog entry every two weeks so that's a good first step. I need to get back into doing web design again and learning it in Joomla so I can work on my magazine WHEELS ABOUT.

WHEELS ABOUT is a voice for those that up until now haven't had one, to present their stories, their struggles and accomplishments and to offer advice and encouragement through shared experiences. The main purpose of WHEELS ABOUT is to present what people are capable of in spite of living with barriers. It will include submissions from those with physical and developmental challenges along with book resources and helpful services. This magazine is for anyone who has struggled and come out on top. WHEELS ABOUT would like to feature articles on health, relationships, raising children, and careers.

I've had the idea for this publication for some time now. While working on my autobiography and researching the current types of publications available I saw a need for a magazine that took a lighter look at the every day life of a person with a disability as well as presenting their challenges and accomplishments, to take a humorous look at the stigmas surrounding people with disabilities and what they're capable of in spite of their physical or developmental limitation. Hopefully by being able to laugh at themselves society will also be able to learn more about people's abilities.

I want to have WHEELS ABOUT for people to share their life story or if they know someone else who want to tell their life story. They can email me and I will put it online to share to the world. And if they want to help out that would be great because it will be just me doing the online magazine.