So many of you have expressed interest in taking a peek at my upcoming sensory guidebook, Making Sense: A Guide to Sensory Issues (thanks for the love, by the way, I'm sending it back to you), and I've heard you loud and clear! To whet your sensory literary appetite, I've picked the first seven pages of Chapter 1: A Quick Confession from my book to share with you.
Why Chapter 1? Good question.
I actually hemmed and hawed for a while trying to pick the perfect seven-page segment, as prescribed by my publisher, to release out into the blogosphere. Let me tell you that writing a book is an exciting, scary, and complicated process, and nothing has ever made me feel as raw and exposed and invigorated as having 160-some-odd-pages of my knowledge published and pushed out into the world for consumption. And so, I thought about what I'd want to read if I were you and you were me. I am a big fan of starting at the beginning of something. Like former Poet Laureate Billy Collins says in his poem Aristotle, "This is the beginning. Almost anything can happen." You won't really understand why I've thirsted for the knowledge that I share throughout the rest of the guide before you understand where I've come from and what I've experienced, and although I share examples from my sensory life throughout the entire book, the first chapter is where I really get to tell my story.
And so, let's start at the very beginning . . . I hear it's a very good place to start ;-)
Like what you've read? Let me know in the comments of this post, and then go order my book here!
(And apologies for the words "Review Copy" through the text - it's how we have to do it until the book is published. It won't be in the final version, I swear.)