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The Power of Writing an UnRevolutionary Book, a guest post by Kalena Miller


When I was eight, I was obsessed with kidnapping. Who knows what triggered this fixation—perhaps an episode of Law and Order I wasn’t supposed to watch, perhaps a classmate telling an outrageous story. Regardless of its origins, a fear of being snatched from my home by mysterious, faceless bad guys dominated my thoughts.

When I was twelve, I was obsessed with sleeping. Specifically, I was terrified of not being able to sleep at night. In my adolescent brain, this was the worst possible fate I could imagine: tossing and turning until the sun came up, my brain ruminating on the fact that I couldn’t sleep. I had no evidence or rationale for this fixation—I’ve always been a decent sleeper—but this fear took over my life.