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    HAVE YOU GUYS SEEN ANY EMET BOOKS? LIKE STORIES OF PEOPLE WITH EMET.? I
    HAVE ALWAYS BEEN INTO PSYCHOLOGY, AND HAVE ALWAYS BEEN FACINATED BY
    DISORDERS LIKE TOURETTES AND THINGS LIKE THAT.



    I WAS JUST READING A BOOK CALLED "PASSING FOR NORMAL" BY AMY WILLENSKY. ITS BASICALLY ABOUT HER LIFE WITH TOURETTES AND OCD.

    I COULDNT CONCENTRATE BECAUSE I WANTED TO WRITE. SO I STARTED TO WRITE. I THINK IM GONNA TRY TO WRITE ABOUT ASBOUT EMETOPHOBIA.



    THIS IS ALL FOR YOU GUYS </span>
    WISH ME LUCK, IVE GOT 3 SINGLE SPACED PAGES RIGHT NOW ON MICRO WORD. IM
    ON A ROLL. JUST WANTED TO KNOW IF YOU GUYS THOUGHT THIS WAS A GOOD
    IDEA. AND IF MAYBE ANYONE WANTED TO BE A PART OF IT. I THINK THAT IT
    COULD HELP ALL OF US IF WE GET INFORMATION OUT THERE ABOUT IT. I DONT
    THINK THERES ENOUGH INFO OUT THERE. MAYBE IF WE SHARE OUR STORIES,
    WE'LL HELP OURSELVES AND OTHERS, WHO ARE STILL IN THE "IM CRAZY AND THE
    ONLY ONE IN THE WORLD WHOS AFRAID OF V*" STAGE.





    I KNOW A LOT OF YOU HAVE READ "A CHILD CALLED IT". IM GONNA WRITE KINDA
    LIKE THAT BOOK, LIKE RECAPPING HIS LIFE. OBVIOUSLY THIS ISNT AS EXTREME
    AS HIS SITUATION, AND WE'RE MORE FORTUNATE THAN HIM. BUTTTT... THIS
    STUPID PHOBIA CONTROLS OUR LIVES AT TIMES, AND KEEPS US FROM DOING
    THINGS THAT WE WANT TO DO BECAUSE WE'RE SCARED. MAYBE WE'LL BE ABLE TO
    GET OVER IT. IM GONNA TRY TO WRITE A BOOK.



    THANKS FOR LISTENING, IM JUST VERY INSPIRED RIGHT NOW. LET ME KNOW YOUR THOUGHTS









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    I'm a good proofreader, if ya need one!


    Oh, and there is this book called "My Thirteenth Winter"...it touches on emet....see theold post about it. I bought it and had this great idea about passing it around, but the first person I sent it to never sent it on. I may buy a new one and start again. I think it was a cool idea and other people did, too. I bought a notebook to go with it to write our thoughts about the book, etc....


    Mary
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    That's a brilliant idea! I've always hunted around for books on emet and have never come across any.


    Good luck!
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    About your wanting to write a book, I think it's a reallygood idea...I actually started writing, about pretty much anything, including emet, almost two months ago..and if everything I wrote were put on pages the size of an average paperback, I'd say it's around 70 pages. It's funny you said that, because I also would like to write a book. My therapist said it's a good idea, and also that it's good to write "it" when you are feeling "it", whatever "it" is. Good luck!!

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    you want to collaberate? we can each write, and make it a two part book from two emets
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    Great idea!


    I did1 whole yearof research on emetophobia with my former therapist as we are going to write a book aimed at both lay people AND the psychotherapeutic community. It's on hold just now, however because I'm writing another book for my work that has to be at the publisher's by the end of this year (and it's taken me 2 years to write).


    Margaret, who used to be on this site and sometimes returns wrote one in Dutch and just published it back in the spring.


    So...go for it. The more info there is out there, the better.
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    yea im pretty excited. rather than gearing it towards research and
    therapy, i want to personalize it. make it almost like an autobiography
    of emetophobics, and their stories.. how they FEEL think and all that
    stuff. i think it would help out a lot of in the closet emets dont
    get me wrong, i am NOT saying there is anythign wrong with research
    based writings on it. i would just rather write from my head, and have
    other people share their experiences than do it based on facts.
    im actually enjoying it very much, although i think if i ever did get
    published, a lot of people who know me, and dont know a lot about my
    emet will think im crazy - ive had other probalems besides emet, im
    kinda nervous about that part of it.



    sage, do you know how to get books published? or where i would go to
    propose something? or show something? and what companies would be best
    to show this to?



    ps i wish i knew dutch so i could read the other book!









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    Starting cold turkey in getting your book published you go and look at
    books simular to what you are writing. Mostly in simular style and close
    to the same subjects such as other phobias or other mental disturbances.
    These are the publishers that usually would be interested in your subject
    and style of writing. Then there are books out there that will give you
    guidelines step by step how to do a cover letter and prepare your
    manuscript. At a bookstore like Borders should have a book that
    describes as how to write and submit your writings. It's been a few years
    since I've submitted anything so maybe things have changed but that's
    what I know. I hope you success. Just try to commit to write a little bit
    everyday. That's what I have to do with my art and then as it turns out I
    usually work longer than planned. But to be totally honest lately I haven't
    had the time especially since I saw the Dr. Phil show and found out there's
    a name to what I've suffered with for I hate to say how long. You all sound
    so young. It does get better. I've struggled with emet for 44 yrs. and have
    many, many stories of failures and success.
    All I can say after everything is said and done is, God is faithful :-D

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    i am an artist also, what kind of art do you like?

    yes, i am young im only 21 but writing this has been really depressing
    to me. i did a lot of crazy things as a young girl... i havenjt thought
    about a lot of it in a really long time and its not makin me feel too
    highly of myself thinking about it now. i have a hard time even
    admitting this stuff, but i guess a way to get over it is to talk about
    it or share it. i was a f*ed up child i guess, well my head was
    anyway... but i guess it wsnt too bad cuz im a normal person now,
    besides the emet, which im working on now. its just depressing thinking
    about all that stuff. and i feel like people will think of me
    differently if they read it....


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    Yes, I understand and forgot how hard things are when you are younger
    and 1st facing some of the stuff from your childhood. I was fortunate
    enough to have a sister for a sounding board through the years. She went
    really wild in the early years and I love her with all my heart. She is my
    best friend. We became christians and prayed through the years and seen
    how real God is and how much He loves us all. My sister and I were both
    abused by a father that was a police officer and he messed with our
    heads...her more so physically on top of that. Anyway this is so so good
    for you to be on this site and writing a book when you are ready to write
    down certain things. It takes a lot of courage. So you are a courageous gal
    : ) One thing I can tell you. I worried about the emet stuff so much in my
    twenties to where i quit eating for a time. I used art for an escape, to go
    to that fun place in my head. I have worked full time for many years for
    churches doing illustrations for children's ministries, like coloring sheets,
    activity sheets, crafts. Wrote and illustrated and got published 6 activity
    books for kids and just illustrated a few others. I've been a graphic artist
    for years and now oil painting again. Growing up I drew all the time to
    escape my fear that started when I was 10 yrs. so you can do the math
    and see...I am old : D I still get very nervous about contageous diseases.
    I've had very little counseling but life seems to bring on the tests of
    overcoming and going forward or backwards. I wish I have the
    opportunities that you have at your fingertips now days. But it would take
    more courage than I think I could muster up at your age so you are doing
    very, very good facing your fears by posting and reading about this awful
    phobia!
    God Bless, a

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    im so sorry to hear that your father did that to you its so
    unfortunate and so sad. he probbly had no idea how much it would affect
    your later life. i was not abused in any way and have GREAT supportive
    loving parents. thank god for that. i was so attached to my mom as a
    child that i suffered from severe separation anxiety. im over it now,
    although i still am a mamas girl (daddys girl too )





    art is a great way to escape. it is also very theraputic. i am thinking
    of going into art therapy and being an art therapist. this way, kids
    can release emotions through art when it is hard to talk about it.



    thanks for your support and responses.


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    That would be wonderful to help kids!!!! And through art. You would
    probably be good at that since you know how painful it is to be afraid. This
    might all turn out for good, not only for you but for others as you go
    forward! One of my favorite movies of all times is "What about Bob" In the
    movie it was about this guy that was phobic taking baby steps and that's
    what we all need to do to keep going foward : D

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    hahah yes! thats a great movie! ironically enough, it used to be my fav movie when i was young
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    bexcelica, do you live at the east coast? I'm trying to figure out what time it
    is where you are...???? or that the times are wrong on the site? I live on the
    west coast and it's 2:30 pm here or 14:30 anyway....small talk la la la

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    yea im in ny.
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    where in ny? i'm in nyc.

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    orange county. 45 min north of the city. im moving to nyc withint the next month going there tonight to stay with my bf (he lives in bronx) and look at apartments tomorrow. nice to know theres someone in the area
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    that's cool..so you'll be moving to The Bronx? I live in Queens. Yay I'm not the only emetophobe in nyc, lol!

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    no i think queens. but im looking at a place by hoboken tomorrow. i want to live in queens though
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