I have decided to abort my manuscript on my prostate cancer
journey & tips/advice.
I have seven chapters finished out of an estimated
twenty-five, almost 1/3rd done.
Most people want to read positive and/or happy ending
stories when it comes to medical journeys.
My PC journey has not been positive, certainly hasn’t had many happy
moments, and it’s doubtful it’s going to have a happy ending. So I feel that its best for my story not to
be in print, don’t think it would help many people, if anything, put the scare
into some if they knew that bad things can happen from PC.
Not interested in sympathy from any potential readers. Honest empathy is nice if sincere, but sympathy
isn’t on the list. I don’t feel sorry
for me, just my draw in life, plain and simple.
As far as any advice I was giving or attempting to give,
already a lot of books on the market covering that. I wasn’t trying to re-write the Walsh book or
any other book on the subject. I am not
an expert on anything PC related. I
decided I couldn’t give any new perspective or unique advice to whatever has
already been said or published.
When I write, I always have test readers as I am in the
midst of a writing project. I threw the
hint out here several times for test readers, but didn’t have as single taker
or prospective reader, so that kind of told me something. My test readers help me know if I am hitting
the targeted reader’s for a particular book.
I make writing adjustments depending on the input I get from my test
Finally, and I had said this from the start, I am a writer
of fiction. That comes natural for me. I
have tried and failed several times over the years to write non-fiction, but I have
to face it, it’s just not me, not my style.
I have a lot of imagination that is best suited for fiction. And I like the literary license one has in
I read what I was writing, and it bored me. That’s a good sign too, if I was bored,
others would be too.
So I will leave these chapters in a file so to speak, in
case I ever have a change of heart.
Probably a few people here better qualified to write a PC based book
I tried, I really did, but it’s just not going to happen,
will probably start a new work of fiction soon; always have several books
floating around in my head at the time.
David in SC