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So, I have an constant internal struggle of wanting to write my characters lives as a novel and being too wrapped up in the story to even know where to start. I've written some of it out multiple times and then end up hating it. I am a major procrastinator and need some form of deadline or responsibility to someone else to force me to follow through on tasks. I am determined to write my 20 year old story to completion this year no matter what.

I have a proposition for anyone who is also interested in writing their Mdd story.

Is anyone interested in setting deadlines to write chapters or certain page limits per month and then exchanging stories to help edit and peer review each other's writing?

I think it could be a really great way to utilize our skills and begin a journey down a new way of expressing our mdd.

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Hi, I am to write some life stories, including a story about growing up with MDD. I am interested in your challenge.
Ok awesome! I don't know how to private message ppl on here, do you? Or we can just exchange emails or something to discuss the details further? :)

I just  sent you a friend invite with my email.

I'm interested. Although, perhaps, the language barrier exists. I am from South America. Is there a problem for that?

I too have a story that is about 20 years old and I am determined to get it down on paper. The thing keeps changing and I had a major POV shift. I feel I want to get it down before it changes again which is only a matter of time.

I think this is a great idea and I would love to help out. I am trying to develop my skills in writing and drawing to eventually be able to create a graphic novel. I'm writing for myself only and have no real intention of publishing but I want to do it justice. I've spent enough time in development mode. 

I've contented myself with research in the past so I have plenty of that to base from.

So let's get started. I feel I can give at least 15 minutes a day. 

Katie and Renee, I just sent you both a private message to discuss further details.

Sally - what language are you writing your story in? Unfortunately I only speak English. I'm not sure if Katie or Renee speak any other languages. I'm not sure that we would be much help in proof reading or helping you with edits on your story if it is in a different language. However, if you want to set deadlines with us to help you stay on track with your writing, you are more than welcome to participate :)!
Hello. I'm interested!
I've spent more time developing my stories than actually writing them down so some support would do me great!
Regretfully I do not speak Spanish, but Sally I hope you will join us if you are comfortable - that would be great!
Hey guys!! I want to involve anyone and everyone who wants to be!

I don't know how to add new people into existing private messages and I would like us all to be on the same page with how this process will work. If anyone is interested in being a part of this writing journey, please private message me your email address and I will add you into a group email that I will send out in the beginning of next week and we can all correspond through that.

I will check my private messages on here consistently over the next few days and make sure to include anyone who messages me with their email :).

Great Idea!! I would like to join too.

I'm looking forward to getting started with this with you all, I've been in writer groups before but not for those who have or likely have MDD and I just couldn't quite pinpoint my story in the way other writers could. So they raced ahead of me while I was still trying to work out if my story even had a beginning a middle or an end. The challenge is bringing it all together. It will be interesting to see how other like me handle this, if we face similar challenges or if we each bring our own unique obstacles.

There feels like so much that I need to omit and it will be hard to pinpoint in a writerly way what the main thread of the story is.

The challenge is bringing it all together and I look forward to trying to achieve this with like minded people.

FT and Steve - I sent you both private messages to get your email addresses. 

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