A few months ago my nerologist told me I have epilepsy. The conversation went on. He asked me if I’d heard him. I said I had but I hadn’t internalized it that way. It was just another bug to be stomped. He said bug? I said yeah, you get up at midnight and there are bugs on the kitchen floor and you stomp on several. Some run back under the fridge but that’s OK; they’ll be back and you can stomp more. That’s what MS and epilepsy and the rest of it are all about. He said, Jade, write a book!
I started to and then I realized that my voice alone wasn’t enough. So a friend is co-authoring it with me. He doesn’t have MS. He had a different problem. He is a recovering alcoholic and drug addict. He can tell you to the minute how long he’s been clean.
The reason I think it will work? The whole book pivots on the moment each of us found the warrior in ourselves and attacked back.
We plan to publish it to the Kindle next summer. You don’t have to have a Kindle to read it. You can download it to your tablet or read it in the Amazon Cloud and I think there are other ways too.
If you saw this book, Bug Stomping, The Journey of One Woman and One Man, MS and Addiction, and it was free, would you read it? We can’t afford to publish it in paper but we will provide it free to anyone who wants it. Would you?
I’d appreciate any feedback on this so we don’t throw ourselves into writing a book that no one wants to read.