NHBPM Day 1 Prompt: Titles of my future book. Say you’re writing a book about your life, community, condition, or Health Activism. Come up with 5 working titles and a quick book jacket synopsis.
I find this prompt amusing because I’ve been toying with the idea of writing a book about my diagnosis and life with type 2 diabetes and congestive heart failure for a long time now. While nothing is officially in the works for publication, I can say that my blog has been a great tool for documenting the stages of my journey. 😉
Now, I’ve thought about potential book titles a lot. I mean, A LOT! And the very first one that I came up with was Sore Fingers and a Broken Heart: My Life with Type 2 Diabetes & Congestive Heart Failure. I thought it a good title. I mean, it certainly covers both of the invisible illnesses with which I live. It’s not, however, as thrilling as it could be. Yet, I’m stuck on that theme. Perhaps different words for the main title could make it better. Something like… Bleeding Fingers, Broken Hearts – Yeah, that’s a little more like it. Hey, as we say at work, if it bleeds, it leads. 🙂
OK, so the book has the potential of being titled: Bleeding Fingers, Broken Hearts: My Life with Type 2 Diabetes & Congestive Heart Failure.
And the synopsis for the book jacket? Well, that could go something like this:
Living with type 2 diabetes or congestive heart failure at any age is hard enough, but imagine being diagnosed with both at age 24. Follow along as I share the heartache of diagnosis, the struggles of living with multiple invisible illnesses, and the victories I’ve experienced in my fight to live on. It’s a story of survival. The story of my new life. A life being lived to the fullest!
Again, I’m going for short, simple, and to the point. Don’t want to give away too much. Just enough to lure readers in. 🙂
So there you have it. A few details about a book that may or may not see the light of day. Yes, I know I didn’t follow the prompt to the letter, but that’s OK. A prompt is merely a tool to get one thinking. I’ve thought, I’ve composed, and I’ve posted.
This post was written as part of NHBPM – 30 health posts in 30 days: http://bit.ly/vU0g9J