How did you know you wanted to be an author? After my diagnosis of neurogenic bladder, I read books, I looked things up on the Internet, I kept a journal and I joined support groups.
I got some of my most helpful ideas from support groups. As an educator, I need to break daily lessons down for my students to understand. I found that I was actually doing a similar practice in my mind, as I tried to live my life and cope daily with this disability. As I came up with solutions for myself to make my life easier I wrote them down in my blog, and later in the book format. My wanting to become an author kind of grew out of pain but ended up being my joy.
What is your advice for aspiring authors? Brainstorm and read, read, read. Then, write about anything you feel passionate about. After that – set it down for a bit so when you pick it up, you will see it with fresh eyes and then edit it.
Do you have any writing rituals or practices? I get up really early, before everyone else so the house is quiet.
What message to you want readers to remember? Neurogenic bladder and bowel is a condition in which a person lacks control due to a brain, spinal cord, or nerve condition. The source can be aging, a chronic health condition, trauma, or many other causes. Whether diagnosis is an underactive or overactive bladder, with varying symptoms, the difficult daily reality is shared. Knowledge is key to support yourself and others.
How can fans get in contact with you? Through my website www.trudytriumph.com