I recently talked with my friend, Molly (who lost her teenage son nearly two years ago), and naturally, the subject of Ryan came up. One of the things she told me was further evidence that she is healing. She said that before Ryan died, she always saw her life as a story that she was writing; that all of the chapters were born out of choices she had made; going to college, getting married, mothering three boys, growing her career, etc. When Ryan died, she says, that book slammed shut. Eventually, a new book was born, but it was very different; it had only a back and front cover and a single page. On the page were the words, "My son is dead." Now, she says, that book has a few more pages. She has picked up her pen and has been slowly, but surely, writing a new chapter, at least figuratively. I asked her if she would ever consider writing a book, and she said she's thought about it but doesn't know where she'd find the time. (I'm sure we can all relate to that!)
Molly's an amazing woman; she always has been, and I feel very blessed to have her in my life. Her story of survival would be incredibly inspiring and a must-read.
What is your story? Are you writing a novel? Non-fiction? Mystery? Joke Book? Fantasy? Science Fiction? I'd love to read the jacket of your book.