We did it, we completed our book, “Finding Love After Loss.”
The process has been a long road, just about as long as I have had metastatic breast cancer. The book will be published this fall.
I’m taking comfort in having accomplished the completion of the book as I hope it will help others in the future as they try to make their way through the dating landscape.
It’s a handbook for dating after widowhood, told from my perspective and the perspective of Mary A. Dempsey, my coauthor who had a longtime relationship with a widower. This blog was the inspiration for the book.
We still can’t believe our good luck in finding a publisher after a random search that paid off. Many writers pursue publishers and nothing ever happens but we’re the exception to the rule.
My severe health problems have become more grave and that has taken some of the joy from the whole process. I am trying to hold on to the positive aspects of our good fortune.
It has been a challenge to deal with such severe cancer without Tom, my dear partner of 28 years but my children have been my rock in coping with some of this nightmare. As this horrible disease becomes more treacherous, I am aware that my time is running out.
I’m not sure how many more entries I will have in this blog but it heartens me that my thoughts and work on the subject will live on with “Finding Love After Loss: A Relationship Roadmap for Widows.”