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Thursday, February 01, 2007

In Search of a Title


Wow! I can't believe it has been almost a month since my last post. Over the last few weeks, I've been busy revising my autobiography. Late last Wednesday night, I finally finished! The only thing missing is a title. You would think that if I was creative enough to write a 200+ page book, I could think of a few lousy words to stick on the cover. No such luck.

Nevertheless, things are getting pretty exciting. Right now, the goal is to generate some publicity for my book in order to interest publishers in taking on my project. A television appearance is in the works. I will post an announcement to Winheld's World when that happens.

Writing this book has been such a long journey. People have told me that 14 months is actually pretty good, but I thought I would have been done six months ago! Still, I'm very satisfied that I set out to undertake a project of this magnitude and I finished it. Whether it's worthy of publication, I have no way of knowing. I just hope that if a company decides to publish it, I'll be here to see that day. There's a much better chance that I will see that day before I will ever see a Philadelphia sports team win the championship!

But the book is not about me. Sure, I wrote it and I will take the credit for it. I'll enjoy all the attention it brings me. At the end of day, however, I hope that it makes a difference for other people with Duchenne's. I want to tell "our" story because it is a story that needs to be told. Life with the disease is hardly ideal -- no one would choose to live like this -- but it can still be good.

I have had my doubts about that from time to time. But here I am, about to do something very special. So while it is absolutely freezing outside, the local sports franchises stink, and my body sometimes feels like it's falling apart, life is good.

Any title suggestions? Bring 'em on...

2 comments:

The English Courtesan said...

Would 'Doing it with Duchenne's' be inappropriate? They do say sex sells but maybe that's just my one track mind (idolatry etc). :-)

If the publisher turns you down (which would be daft of them as you write brilliantly), it's just a thought but how about trying lulu.com as a Plan B? It's self-publishing site that produces proper printed books so at least you'd have some to give to all the people you wanted to and they also sell them for you on their site and despatch too I think.

Good luck and I can't wait to read it!

Livvy xxx

JB said...

Why not the title of your web blog?

Tongue-in-cheek?
--- Rollin', Rollin', Rollin'...
--- Over Hill, Over Dale: The Ups and Downs of...(with a picture of you combined with hills on the cover)