I have always wanted to write a book.
I'm full of great ideas that don't get fleshed out. I'm in the beginning stages of writing three books, that very likely will never see the light of day because I'm not good at completing projects. Maybe it's something I can blame the Fragile X gene on. I have trouble focusing sometimes. I get scattered easily.
And now this past week, I had another book idea. It feels like something I might actually be able to get done because it involves talking to people, which is something I've always been good at.
I'd like to put together a collection of stories - sort of like the "Chicken Soup for the Soul" books - that tells the stories of how we all got the Fragile X diagnosis. Every time I meet someone new in the Fragile X community, I'm curious about their story. How did they get here? Did they know before their kids were born? Or did they find out while pregnant? Did their kids have developmental delays, and did they know something was wrong? Or were they completely surprised by the diagnosis?
We all have such fascinating tales to tell.
I'd need to interview a bunch of Fragile X families. Would you be willing to let me interview you? Would you tell me your story?
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