The title speaks for itself. I never envisioned using my blog to push a manuscript, but the question stands.
Yesterday I was writing a post about the importance of awareness of brain injury. I think the awareness aspect has been seriously diminished as compared to prevention and treatment. I had written probably most of the incipient post when I tried to save it. Then I got the “Please try again” notice and when I got back to my post only the short opening remained. I wasn’t up for writing it again, so that post will have to wait. But I digress.
I finished my manuscript about 4 weeks ago and have made a few edits since.
In 2002, after graduating from university, two friends and I cycled across Canada. I write at length about this experience to demonstrate where I was and what my interests were when I was severely brain injured in 2003 and spent 2 weeks in a coma. When I woke up from my coma, I couldn’t walk, my speech was very difficult to understand, I had double vision and my left side had generally lost some coordination. After 2 years in rehab, working with great physiotherapists, I learned to walk independently. I completed my Master’s of Public Administration and started working. Although I have come a long way over 8 and a half years, but I still live with many of the issues arising from the brain injury; not least of which is double vision and problems with left side coordination and balance. I am happy about where I am now, especially now that I’ve finished my manuscript. I am in the process of sending it to publishers and since this is the first time I’ve done this, I want to make sure I’m not missing a publishing house or company that may be interested. Thanks!