In the beginning there was diagnosis. And diagnosis begat phone call and phone call begat email and email begat blog and blog begat book. At least it did first time round.
Back in 2007, someone sent my first cancer blog to a publisher and the result was ‘It’s not over till the Bag Lady rings’. It had a couple of (2) good reviews on Amazon and I donated royalties to Cancer Research UK.
My cancer seemed to disappear shortly after publication in 2008 and I thought – thankfully – that my writing days were over. But in April 2010, when the consultant confirmed my cancer had returned, the first thing I said was – “oh well, I guess this means another blog”. He had no idea idea what I was talking about but humoured me non the less.