Hi all! One of the hardest parts of Informed Consent has been to balance the medi-tech info with the personal narrative. I've read ever so many memoirs in the past two years to prepare me for this task. I don't like the medi-memoir - the book that's all about the disease instead of the experience. Yet some of that information is important to help understand the story and the transformation.
More than one beta reader suggested a glossary, so it has begun. I am working on glossary entries to append to the book. Wow, I know a lot about Congenital Heart Disease (CHD). There's s lot I don't know, but it's a balance, and this book is mainly about experience over expertise. Anyway, that's where I'm at.
I hope to have all beta reader comments in by the end of November and a final draft turned out after my Christmas vacation. If anyone wants to be a second string beta reader, watch for the call for help! I'll need people to read the book and glossary and tell me what's missing. So much work this book writing thing is - channeling my inner Yoda.
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