If you’ve followed my writing for a while, you may consider yourself used to my fits and starts. During this most recent quiet period, you may have also noticed that certain pages and blogs have been removed.
A careful study of my posts since September, especially if you happen to subscribe to my podcast, Slightely Maggie, might have revealed to you that my spiritual path is changing.
If you picked up on that, I commend you. I did not try to draw a lot of attention to it. While my formal withdrawl from the Mormon church is processing, it is not a healthy place for me to continue to explore my queer self in worship.
The other change that happened in September came from the startling news that I had been manipulated into thinking (or believing the words and document from the other party) that I had a literary contract with an agent.
Unfortunately, my copy of said contract was as much fiction as that person’s “best selling author” status, according to the owner of the agency. Once again, I found I was taken advantage of.
This horrific revelation sent me spinning. From 2019-2021, I had been finishing my first book, “The Car That Ran on Prayers,” and that person who represented themselves as my “literary agent” made many promises about said manuscript, including telling me there was an interested publisher.
My book is back in editing. With the evolution of my own spiritual beliefs, I have decided to include more of me and less of that previous phoney agent.
The difficult parts still lay ahead. I have to start querying literary agents once again. I need to finish the edits for the book and proof it.
I will also need a few beta readers.
The site that was the largest that has been retired is, “SisterMaggie.com” which started out in 2013 as “Slightely Mormon.” The social media pages are in the process of also being deleted. Processing out of Mormonism seems to be more involved than the reverse was almost nine years ago.
A newest venture, as of April 2021, is TikTok. My handle there is Neurodivergent Granny, and that handle has now been echoed in a few other social media sites. I’m excited to develop content about the paradigm of being diagnosed autistic late in life after receiving an ADHD diagnosis in my 30s.
Feel free to drop me a line and hold me to my promises! We don’t communicate nearly enough!
I appreciate all of your interest in my writing. If you are interested in becoming a beta reader for my book, please let me know!
Love and Lighte from Maggie Slighte.