With two days to go before Christmas, I finished the first draft of my book, It’s Not Harder Than Cancer.
I set Christmas as my deadline because I wanted to give a copy of the manuscript to my father-in-law as a gift. He has been the biggest champion for my book, imploring me to write about my cancer experience since I finished treatment in February 2013.
“People need to hear about how you got through this in such a positive way,” he’d say.
Finding time to write after treatment was challenging because of work and life. Plus, I was working in the cancer space, which grew to be overwhelming. Only after I left the cancer world and got some distance and fresh air at the beach did the words start flowing.
My father-in-law loved the surprise and it looks like an engrossing read, fingers crossed.
In the meantime, I’m in the process of hiring an editor and I’m on the hunt for a publisher. If I don’t find one, I’ll likely self publish. One way or another, It’s Not Harder Than Cancer will see the light of day.