Book 2. Scars
Some scars, you cannot see…
“Zsolt, you are not a writer!” Those words came from my boss’s mouth at the time we were discussing a series. What my boss forgot was that when he started his company, he relied on my writing for the 3 first series he launched. In an interesting way, I guess those words became scars.
Funny how people forget things. Anyway, after that interaction, I set my sight on writing another book. Honestly, it’s been years since my first book. But this book came about out of spite. Yes, I know, it was probably not the best of intentions for writing a book but I had to do it.
Technically I think of this book as my first real book. It has chapters and all and I had a plan. It was a bit of a sprint. I was not sure how I would make it out alive but I did it. Plenty of days sitting at my desk and often staring out towards the city wondering if I could do it.
I didn’t know if I could write another book.
I had to try. I was insulted and totally not happy with being told I couldn’t do something, so I decided to prove him wrong. Prove him wrong I did.
I wrote a book titled Scars.
I’ll admit it, I did draw plenty of my life into this book. My ex-wife was an alcoholic, my mom passed away from cancer and a touch of creativity. This story is about love and perseverance. It is about overcoming the terrible things that can happen in life and coming out of it. Albeit we do not escape unscathed. We emerge but with scars. We all have them. Often those scars are visible and often they are not. Some come through as mental illness, PTSD or visible scars. This book is about both.
Yet it is about life and the shit that can and does happen to individuals and families. I am proud of the fact that I was able to get in touch with my inner feelings and dig deep to get the results I wanted.
The back of the book.
Dia and Aris have been friends since the age of six. They have always had a fantastic relationship and an unbreakable friendship. When Dia’s mother dies of cancer, her dad took up drinking to cope with the loss of his wife and life itself. At the same time, Aris is involved in a terrible accident that mangles one side of his face. Their relationship is tested and changed forever as they try to overcome the difficulties and drama that life has thrown at them. While Dia relies on music and dance to calm herself, Aris risks his life doing Parkour to feel alive and tempt fate during his miserable recovery.
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