I was working on the second edition to my comedy, The Unconventional Life of Jenna Jaghe, when the idea of Cracked Cathy took over. I was going through some heartache at the time, my grandmother had passed away after four years of being ‘locked in’ her own body after a debilitating stroke, I was going through a divorce, had had to leave my home, was cut off from all of our finances and I felt like I was losing my daughter to my ex, who was poisoning her with lies about me. I was grieving and it felt like it would never stop. I started volunteering for the charity, women’s aid, not only so I could help others who had suffered domestic abuse but to help make sense of what I had suffered.
I could not even tell you the exact time that I had the idea for Cracked Cathy or when I first started working on the book, all I know is that it helped my recovery and I can finally see that future has more to offer than the misery of the past. I am not sure whether Cracked Cathy evoked emotions from me or I was purging my emotions vicariously through Cathy but I would advise others to do the same. To get their story out of them, it is cathartic. I have also promised myself that once i have finished Cracked Cathy i will get back to my comedy Jenna Jaghe.
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