Monday, November 04, 2013

From now on until...

What does a writer write about when they are told they are going to die?
Not some time in the distant future - but a lot sooner than they expected?

Well, I don't know about most writers, but this one is going to blog
about the experience. Being told you have inoperable cancer is an

Sounds ghoulish, maybe, but since I seem to have a very good
attitude  (which may change!) I thought perhaps I could help
someone who is facing the same or a similar situation.

So, if you have no interest in what's goes on in the mind of
someone preparing for death, then don't bother with this blog.
However, if you know someone struggling with the same
questions I am, then they might want to follow me on this
new journey.

It is that. Exciting in a way, but also terrifying, because any new
experience is in itself terrifying. But, I'm stubborn enough, and
maybe dumb enough, to think of it as just that a new experience.

I remember when I decided to write a book. I knew I could do it.
I just had to start. And I did.

Okay, I'm dying, but this is that new experience, I know I can do
it. After all everyone has to go through this. You don't have a
choice. All we have to do it.

So, for as long as I can, each day, I'll blog about what's going
through my mind on this new journey. It should be an interesting trip.



Daniel Efosa Uyi said...

hey nice post Allison. I love your style of blogging here. The way you writes reminds me of an equally interesting post that I read some time ago on Daniel Uyi's blog: Living A Happy Life Despite Those Hurtful Past Memories .
keep up the good work friend. I will be back to read more of your posts.


Hagg said...

Sure hate that news Allison, but I really do wish you luck. I'll keep you company on your posts here.

Hagg said...

Truly hate to hear that Allison. I'll keep you company.


Rita Bay said...

Hi Allison, Just found this post. I'll be with you the rest of the way. Thank you for sharing. RitaBay

Fran McNabb said...

Hi Allison, I think that deciding to do a blog about your experience is a wonderful expression of your fabulous attitude and one that I'll share with anyone who might need your kind of spirit.
Hugs and Prayers going out to you,

Carla Swafford said...

Martha, know that I've thought of your kindness many times over the years. And will keep you in my prayers. Hugs.

Tereasa said...

Hey Allison, thank you for including us in your journey. I admire your bravery. You post speaks volumes to those of us who can not imagine what you are going through. I will pray for you everyday! As long is there is hope there is ....writer's block, kidding. Don't give up.


Tereasa said...

You are brave to do this. I admire that.
You are wise to share. I admire that.
God Bless You! And don't give up hope!


Tereasa said...


I respect your bravery. Praying for you!


Christine said...

Hi Allison,
I'm sorry to hear about your diagnosis, but you are approaching it with dignity and strength and that will carry you a long way. Frankly, we're all going to die. Not all of us know when or are given a sentence which forces us to prepare for it. Either way, it's a part of our journey. I will keep you in my prayers, Allison.

Louisa Cornell said...

Hey, Allison. I remember you from Southern Magic RWA. I am so very sorry to hear about this diagnosis. I will keep you in my prayers and you give 'em hell on this journey! Your courage and attitude are amazing.

cassiuslee said...

My prayers go with as you go through this journey. You are truly inspirational. May you continue to burn brightly. God bless you.

~Cassius Lee