Messenger of the Written Word
First I’d like to thank Mysti for having me. It still seems weird to consider myself an “author”. Even though I look at my book
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You’re not too far off if you have that thought. For insanity is the inspiration behind much of my writing. You see, I’m a memoir writer. I’ve recently begun writing my memoir, Chronicles of A Fractured Life. To look at me on the outside, you can’t really see the broken parts or the pieces held together by worn out tape. I look pretty whole and complete. On most days I am, but on others I’m not. I’ve finally realized there’s nothing wrong with wearing clothes made of worn out tape. It’s rather different and I quite like being different. I see the world through a unique pair of eyes and ears. Windows and doors open for me that are closed for others.
There was a time I feared those opened windows and doors but no longer. I’ve learned to harness them. A little.
But the biggest inspiration of all is my children. It is the hope my words will be the connecting piece of the puzzle that brings us back together. If that means releasing the words and syllables trapped inside of me out into the world, then so be it. I shall be the messenger for the written word. And someday maybe my children will see those strung together syllables and know they were the inspiration behind it all. They’ll realize how loved and cherished they were, and they’ll know that even though I wasn’t there, my love for them always was.
Love and insanity along with the occasional lust, those are my inspirations. What are yours?
Alyssa Reyans is an American expat. Originally from the deep south, she converted to Islam in 1994 and moved overseas in 2005. In 2008, she met the love of her life, married him, and has been keeping him hostage ever since. She currently resides overseas with her husband and two cats where continues her daily battle with mental illness and the ghosts of her past.
As a special thank you to Mysti and all of her followers for having her, she's having a giveaway on her blog for a signed paperback copy of the first book in her memoir series, Letters from A Bipolar Mother, and a $10 Amazon gift card. To enter, just visit her site http://www.alyssareyans.com and enter via rafflecopter.
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