Writing this e-book is proving more difficult than I expected, but not impossible. When I began I had the premise of the book outlined, but as I delve into the sharing of my story, I feel vulnerable.
I am reminded of a moment described in C.S. Lewis’ book Voyage of the Dawn Treader when Eustace is turned into a dragon because of his greed. Later, he tries to scrape his skin off to be healed. He is unable to. Only Alsan can heal him.
“I was afraid of his claws, I can tell you, but I was pretty nearly desperate now. So I just lay flat down on my back to let him do it…The first tear he made was so deep and I thought it had gone right into my heart. And when he began pulling the skin off, it hurt worse than anything I’ve ever felt. The only thing that made me able to bear it was just the pleasure of feeling the stuff peel off.” (Chapter 7, paragaph 41 to 42)
Writing about my dragons and going public with them is like scraping off skin. It’s painful and I’m nervous as to how my struggles and strategies will be received, but it is also liberating.
I know I am not alone. My hope is that my story will encourage others to know they are not alone and that we can live with dragons, we can find healing and peace.
I can’t wait to share this e-book. Thank you to all those who have subscribed to my blog. You will be the first (after my proofers) to receive the book. If you have no subscribed yet, and want to receive a free copy of this e-book, it is not too late.