Big Bro is here to build the ramp for Mom, and Nurse Sis and she picked out her very own wheelchair today. Very exciting. Things are moving along. It's starting to drizzle, so Mom and I are secretly hoping Big Bro will have to break from constructing and hang out with us.
Mom is getting ready to write the afterward for the book. The publisher is keen on including her in the process and has big plans for her and publicity next February when the book comes out.
We couldn't be more thrilled about the book deal. Really couldn't ask for more. The editor is totally behind the project, and is connected at DC Comics. So Charlie is lining up amazing comic talent for quotes, and has great ideas about who is going to write the foreward.
They're rushing the book into production, because February is actually a very short amount of time to have a book like this ready. And they're going to make it beautiful; full color pages, a special size to accomodate the drawings the way they are, and a cloth hardcover. Amazing.
Apparently many of the secretaries at the publishing company have read it and cried.
We are very excited here. Of course, if you want more details, keep checking Big Bro's site. http://www.MomsCancer.com
It's a little odd to think about being outed. My brother even put his name on the website. Yikes! This is really out there now for the world to see, and it certainly isn't the most flattering portrait of me. Or Nurse Sis or Mom for that matter. And as a friend of mine at UCLA pointed out, it's illogical that the protagonist isn't either Mom or me considering I live/d with her.
Of course, my friend also worried that it peddled false hope to the cancer community. But the reality is that more and more people are living longer with cancer, and the medical community isn't prepared to deal with people who actually survive.
Moms Cancer has touched many people already, and will continue to be a help. And it's quite a family scrapbook...that anyone will be able to walk into any bookstore and buy it is mindboggling.