In years past, I have taken a little blogging break in August and this year will be no different, so there will be a little lull on the blog for a week or two or three as far as new posts go. However, there won’t be an actual writing break involved for me because I am planning to put the final touches on my next book and hopefully get it ready to publish. I am aiming for October for obvious reasons I guess, but we’ll see how things go. It’ll be finished whenever it’s finished. I would love to know your thoughts on my title. Here it is: Cancer Was Not a Gift & It Didn’t Make Me a Better Person Either: A memoir about cancer as I know it.
What do you think? Too long? Too negative? (those positivity police are always out there you know). Too something?
I really want to know YOUR thoughts and suggestions, so feel free to share them if you’d like to with a comment below. This book will be about my cancer experience, of course, and my experience as a caregiver to my mom will be woven in because how could it not be? I am hoping by sharing my story, others feel less alone and less pressured to smile their way through cancer, but rather feel more free to handle it any way they darn please. Plus, I want to further open up discussions about loss. These are heavy topics, yes, but I have tried to interject humor into my book too. Besides, I believe talking about theses topics isn’t depressing, but rather not talking about them is. My book is written in a similar style to my blog posts. I think.
So I am very excited about this news! More updates coming soon via my newsletter and the blog, too, of course.
As many of you know, August has been an emotional month for me and my family because we said goodbye to our dear old dog. I miss Elsie so much, but I will always cherish my memories of her.
Where I live there is still a fair chunk of summer left, but it’s fleeting fast and that old familiar feeling of August urgency is setting in again. So…
Enjoy the rest of summer, or whatever season it is where you live, and be sure to take time every day to find your own little oasis, whatever or where ever it might be. Carve out a few minutes each day for doing something (which might be as simple as doing nothing at all for a few minutes), just for you.
What do you think of my book title?
Do you ever experience that feeling of August urgency?
Where or what is your little oasis?
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