Today I am excited to announce that my book – “The Dance” is very close to its publication date. It has been a labor of love for the last two years. If you are dealing with FTD, our story is probably not that much different to yours, but I hope that it will throw some light on the topic of FTD for those who may not be familiar with the bastard disease.
It was a journey, that’s for sure. A rocky road of pain and heartache with a few laughs thrown in along the way. Well, more than a few actually.
I know my husband would be very proud of me for sharing our story with you. He was always my toughest critic, but in the nicest possible way. I am very proud of it too. Not just because it’s about us, but because the writing of it was so cathartic. Sometimes, the constant editing and rewriting seemed arduous. Re-reading such painful experiences was almost masochistic. I referred to the many journals I had kept over a five year period. Sometimes I even shocked myself with the things I had written and forgotten about.
I hadn’t forgotten about the pain of course. That’s still around. But I have a handle on it now. Can keep it subdued so it doesn’t come back and bite me in the ass, as it is wont to do. It still does sometimes though. When I’m driving and a song comes on that reminds me of him or a time we shared.
I have learned a lot in the last seven years. Everyone does of course. We have to learn in order to survive this mortal coil. I know I’ve learned one thing for sure –you never know enough.
Anyway, just wanted to share my news. I hope you will consider reading our story. It will be available on Amazon in paperback and a Kindle version very soon.
Thank you for following my blog, it means a lot to me that anyone is prepared to listen to my “tell-it-like-it-is” babbling. I appreciate your indulgence 🙂