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Archive for October, 2019

Yes! It’s that time of year. I debated joining in the fun, but finally decided to just go ahead and dive in.

What is NaNoWriMo?

National Novel Writing Month. It’s a time for writers or aspiring writers to join together with others and finish a novel in one month.

Sounds fun, huh?

You have 30 days to complete 50,000 words. And there is all kinds of merchandise–and even more if you complete your task.

It’s a way to motivate yourself to begin or finish that novel you’ve had in mind. With pep talks from published authors, online buddies to help spur you on, a daily word count calendar, and all manner of writer’s resources, it’s a good way to get going.

Don’t have a story to write?

You can still donate to the cause!

Want to know more?

https://nanowrimo.org/what-is-nanowrimo

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Yes, it’s that time of year again. October means Breast Cancer Awareness.

As a survivor, it is a time for me to sit down and reflect on things. And a few years ago, I wondered how my experience could be used to help others.

What had been my main fear at the time? Was it fear of the disease itself? Fear of the treatment?

No. While those things were a concern, they weren’t my main concern.

My main fear was of what I didn’t know. How would the treatment affect me? And for how long? What was the process from diagnosis moving forward?

Once the cancer was diagnosed, things moved at a blinding speed. While I’m sure my doctors talked to me about the process, much of it was in a language I didn’t understand. Since they deal with this all the time, I suppose they assume everyone will follow what they’re trying to say.

But when you’re dealing with the emotional trauma of the diagnosis as well as everything else going on in life, it all becomes a blur.

So I sat down to write a short book about my experience, from a layman’s point of view. Something people could refer back to, if they’re treatment was similar to mine.

And something to give them hope.

You can find my little book on Amazon for Kindle.

Or it’s available at Audible as well.

If you have been diagnosed with breast cancer, or know someone who could benefit from reading this, please go ahead and take the plunge.

And don’t forget to have the girls checked out. Make sure they’re healthy.

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