She doesn't think about food all the time now, but says you never really escape the mindset. She channels the behaviour that once fuelled her eating disorder into healthier pursuits – especially trying to work out what it was all about, through her novel.
What that means, explains Katie, is that she worked on it compulsively, pushing herself to get the hundreds of illustrations finished for the deadline, and obsessing about it for three years. Interestingly, the fruit of her labours is a whacking 504 pages long – it can't be by chance that this story of how a person almost wasted away to nothing is one of the heaviest books you're ever likely to read. The physical lightness of an anorexic body sits in stark contrast to the emotional weight that invariably surrounds it – although Katie seems unsure about whether the condition is caused by external or internal forces. (Moorhead, 2013b).
Write something about yourself. No need to be fancy, just an overview.