My book first book: Today, Tomorrow, and Yesterday (a memoir)

Today, tomorrow, and yesterday is the title of my new book. It is a memoir that I have been working on for the past ten years. Just last week I decided to finish it an now I have finished the first draft of my very first book! I’m so very excited!!!

 

This book, like I said has been ten years in the making. Part I starts off with chronological journal from the time I was fifteen until current day. Added in are some poetry and plenty of drama but everything is true life events as accurately portrayed as possible.
 
The second part is reflections, memories mostly. This book covers a range in subjects mostly revolving around sexual abuse. 
  

My BOOK! I wrote a book I can’t hardly believe it. 
Finally the third part in my book is the conclusion. It is a story of #redemption and #salvation. My coming of age tale brought to you now. .. 
 

It is a decent length too. The next stage is the editing, test readers, publishing and marketing to get started. I may decide to self publish but I’m so new to this we shall see. God knows the plan! Wish me luck as a new author! 
-Dominique Barrentine

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Called to write

            I have been writing a book. I decided a long time ago it was something I just had to do. I want to have no fear in writing. I’ll write from the heart about things I know are true. I’ll write about my experiences and I’ll pass it all on to the next generation. This is exhilarating! 

      I’m enjoying writing now more than I ever have before. I feel a sense of freedom whenever I let my thoughts out. By writing I feel as if it’s almost like I’m draining an old wound, and letting the infection out. The words are like puss seeping from the wound. As it leaves the body it cleanses it of impurity and heals me. 

        I am called to write and tell my story. I must eventually tell it from beginning to end. I must lay bare the details however ugly and painful they may be. I have heard the voice of God encouraging me. I feel peace as I continue on my personal journey.

      Some people say I shouldn’t write, others say I need to write. While I find it interesting what people have to say. At this time I have no choice. I have been called to write. 

      So I must write and tell my story for all to hear. I will write in great detail as much as possible. I will try not to be too scattered or random. I must remember all of this will be heavily edited before ever becoming a book anyway.  

      If it was up to me I would use real names. I would expose people who are doing dark things in sneaky corners. But I’m sure that’s not allowed. They know who they are anyway and who am I to judge them or hold anything against anyone? I don’t. I am not the judge. God is. 

      They will all get their judgement when the day of judgment has arrived. 

“By their fruits you shall recognize them” -Matthew 7:16
  
 
-Dominique Barrentine