I always have what seem like a million and one ideas running through my head and it was whilst formatting the #OneVoice Fifty Shades Of Abuse book that I noticed that my wish had been granted, others began to tell me how writing and sharing their stories had empowered them, healed them, helped them.
I tend to daydream a lot, it's how I bring my characters to life but more than that when I am soaring a million miles away, my problems forgotten, I forget about the hurt, I forget about the pain, I use it and allow it to give me courage to endeavour to realise my dream. My past is my strength!
Anyway back to my daydream :) I wondered how I could help more victims and survivors, I wondered how we could raise much needed funds for charity? Why not another book with ALL the revenue again to go to charity only this time instead of domestic violence/abuse stories what about raising awareness and money for child abuse.
A while ago I began to write a book, a new character, a little girl. The story was about her life, she had a very special life.
You see the idea was already there it just hadn't edged its way to the front of my mind (well it is kind of very busy lately :)
So can we do this? I know it is a very delicate subject and I am seeking further assistance and advise with this but as I gingerly put out my feelers on twitter I was contacted by a few survivors, they wanted to send me their stories.
Up to now I have received stories from women I would love for men to also come forward. Your identity will always be protected and as with the #OneVoice Fifty Shades Of Abuse book ALL revenue will be donated to charity, the only criteria is that it HAS to be a charity/organisation that works for/with victims/survivors of child abuse.
Everything is the same as the #OneVoice book except this is for child abuse.
Due to the sensitive nature of this subject I just want to add that I want you to be in a good place, a happy place and if partaking in this book causes you any distress then please don't do it but always know I am here for you as are thousands of others.
Survivors not victims!