Well I have put it off long enough. It is time to begin writing a book about my (our) experiences with having brain surgery five years ago and all that went (goes) along with it…the temporary loss of movement on the right side of my body, the temporary loss of speech, the near loss of my life, the permanent loss of my job four years later, the 46 days we spent at Mayo Clinic hospitals, the continual faithfulness of my wife through it all, the toll it has taken on our family and our five children and last and most importantly the faithfulness and grace of God through it all.
The book idea has been a daily thought for more than five years now. There have been 155,097 page views on my blog over these past five years so the interest is there. Granted, there were 5,790 page views on Feb. 26, 2009, on the day that I coded and just about died, but there is still interest and I have not been able to shake the nudge to move ahead with the writing of a book.
Please pray for me in this endeavor. This is my first attempt at writing a book. In order to prepare to write I read a book written by two editors on what they were looking for as they considered potential authors/books.
Some of their suggestions were as follows:
1. What questions do I hope to answer in this book?
2. Why am I the one to write this book?
3. Why is now the time to write this book?
4. Who will make up the core audience and why would they find it appealing?
Hey if you would like to share your thoughts on any one of these 4 questions please do so! Seriously. I have spent a couple of hours tonight answering these very questions.
Thank you all for your encouragement, prayers, and support!