Touching My Narcolepsy Memoir

by julie on July 2, 2012

“If there’s a book you really want to read
but it hasn’t been written yet, then you must write it.”
-Toni Morrison 

First, I held my book in my head. Next, I moved it to my computer. This weekend, I held my manuscript in my arms for the first time! It was magical (and heavy). I couldn’t help but think, “I wrote all that? Moi!?”

There are still many steps before my narcolepsy memoir will be available for sale. Believe me, I’m working on it. With so many cases being diagnosed worldwide in the wake of the H1N1 flu vaccine/epidemic, I believe time is of the essence. 

For now, I must celebrate the small stuff. Writing a book is a long and lonely process. At times: overwhelming, painful and maddening. This little moment of glory helps to fuel me onward – towards the final product, a book with a cover and a barcodeImagine that!

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Lawrence Chen July 3, 2012 at 3:22 pm

And, then onto my Kindle?

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julie July 3, 2012 at 3:23 pm

Oh yes, then your kindle! ;-)

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rebecca July 3, 2012 at 5:29 pm

This is great news. Your book is on the way! Can’t wait to read it!

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julie July 6, 2012 at 3:59 pm

Thank you so much, Rebecca! I can’t wait either. :-)

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Gail Pean July 3, 2012 at 6:25 pm

I am so excited to read it!!! When can I place an order? I would like my book club to read it and have you as the guest author!

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julie July 3, 2012 at 8:44 pm

I’d be so honored you’d like your book club to read it! Thank you, Julie

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Chelsea July 3, 2012 at 8:01 pm

Congratulations! What an accomplishment. Will you consider making an audio book for those of us with Narcolepsy that have a difficult time reading books?

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julie July 3, 2012 at 8:43 pm

I love audio books! Great idea. Thank you, Chelsea!

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