On January 1, I boldly announced I would publish a book of poems this year and here it is, the middle of August and I’m stymied.
I see my writer friends spontaneously publish and I think OMG, I’m such a loser.
I suppose I should congratulate myself, this month marks nine years of intensive psychotherapy, though when I watch a trump crowd, I wonder why I bother.
Psychodynamic psychotherapy is hard work.
Why is it crazy to think eight rather nice people live in my body when we have a crazy ass president like trump? But I digress.
This struggle to publish is the current topic of therapy.
How do I publish a collection of poems when I don’t recognize the work as mine.
Some the folks who follow this blog see the DID and others don’t.
I assume most people don’t see it.
One idea is to hire a psychotherapist/writer/editor.
In Friday’s session, my therapist suggested I give the alternates credit
for their work.
Is it as simple as giving the alternates credit for their work?
What if I published the book as an anthology, as if the alternates are different writers?
I stopped letting them use their own names in 2013 because it encouraged fragmentation, but I’m healthier now.
I know it’s difficult for most people to understand DID, but what would you do?
Rob Goldstein 2019