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  • Writer's pictureNicole Angelique Kerr

That Book I Had In Me? Well, I Finally Birthed It!

Ever since my accident, especially once I remembered what happened almost 20 years later, people I tell my story to always said, “You ought to write a book about that.” And I’d say yeah, I know.


Have any of you ever been told that? Well, as with most things in life, it is easier said than done.


I knew I needed to get my story about, especially once I was given the specific mission of telling people not to be afraid of death. But I had no idea what that looked like.


First, let me reassure you there is a Divine timing for everything in your life, including book completions.


I have drafts of notes, paragraphs, and pages going back to 2009— that is 13 years. I have transcripts of interviews, medical records, police and investigative accident records, court transcripts, and even my Mom’s journal.


I took four writing courses I can recall in that time frame; probably the most well-known was the Hay House 2016 Writer’s Workshop Contest In Maui, HI. I submitted my then-titled manuscript: The Death of Me: How the Miracle of Dying Taught me to Live. Pulling that package together was no easy task-ask anyone who has done it. As you might have guessed, I did not win. However, I did make connections at that workshop. I found an excellent writing coach and editor, Michelle Williams, with Word Ninja Services. She and I have been working together off and on for five years. I didn’t realize it then, but I was writing about what I needed to heal. My head had been so disconnected from my body regarding emotions that the writing (and the NETwork) helped me embody the feelings.


I did so many writing prompts I thought it would never end— most of which did not go into the final version of the book. My book completely shifted about two years ago when I moved to New Bern, NC. Because you see, I had finally come home to me. I was born at Camp LeJeune Marine Corp base in Jacksonville, NC, which is 30 minutes away-so literally came full circle.


I did not have a regular practice of getting up every morning and writing as most writers do. That is because I was embodying my story as I wrote it— processing, in other words. We write what we know best, and this book is my life. But putting myself out there in such a vulnerable way is scary.


I invite you to go to Amazon to buy the book— You Are Deathless: A Near-Death Experience Taught Me How to Fully Live and Not Fear Death (8/28/22 launch date) or download the free chapter from my website. Let me know what you think!


 

Something To Think About:

By the numbers: Now that the self-publishing business is booming— Amazon has 11 million books and 3,000 come out each day— don’t let those figures be daunting to you; add yours to that!

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johnaremis
08 de ago. de 2022

Well done Nicole!

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Rachel Kerr Schneider
Rachel Kerr Schneider
05 de ago. de 2022

You are a miracle! celebrating your accomplishments always!!

Big Blessings to you little sister!

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Maribeth Rosaria
Maribeth Rosaria
04 de ago. de 2022

Very exciting! Congrats on your book!

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Mary Jane Brigger
Mary Jane Brigger
04 de ago. de 2022

Your beautiful, heartfelt words of courage and perseverance show the truth behind it's never too late to begin again. As you said, Divine Timing is for everything in our lives, and we'd be wise to live by these wise words of wisdom. Thank you and I look forward to reading more of your encouraging and empowering blogs!

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