Tuesday, November 1, 2011

NHBPM- Potential Titles of My Future Book

It is National Health Blog Post Month and I'm taking the challenge!
Today's 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'm changing it up a bit and writing 5 titles and a synopsis for each potential book.

In reality, I really want to write and publish a book. It is a dream of mine that I desperately want to fulfill. Here are a few random ideas off the top of my head that I just thought of today.

-"Choosing Life"  This would be a book about choices we make every day that can help or hinder how we live well with chronic illnesses.

-"Fly with Hope" Well this is a no-brainer title since I use it for my blog. It is a title that is very personal to me so it would have to be about my life and faith.  It would be about how I have fought with God, wrestle through my faith and the teachings of the bible, and how I got to a place of choosing a relationship with God despite the unanswered questions and anger.

-"Migraine Free" This would have to be a book about Migraine disease itself...not another book about the ins and outs of what it is. But, a book on why more research, activism and involvement is crucial to those of us who have Migraine disease. There is no cure, so none of us with the disease are ever "free" from it, but we can never stop fighting individually and collectively. This book would contain stories of Migraineurs at different levels of being affected by the disease.

-"Chronic Illness Meet the Internet" When I was headed off to college, an email address was something everyone was just starting to have. I never experienced an adult world without email or the internet. Wouldn't it be interesting to interview those who have had chronic illnesses before and after the internet age and see the pros and cons of how the internet has helped/hindered the lives of those with chronic illness.

I cannot think of a fifth right now. Looking forward to reading other people's ideas!

This post was written as part of NHBPM – 30 health posts in 30 days: http://bit.ly/vU0g9J


  1. I love the "Choosing Life" book idea...and I love, love, love the fact that you want to write and publish a book. I feel like the "Choosing Life" topic would provide such an important perspective on chronic illness to soooo many people. I even wonder if you can use some of your previous blog posts in the book because you often discuss the choices you make. I will be praying about this for you. What a wonderful goal to have!

  2. Had no idea you wanted to write a book! You write beautifully, I'm sure you could do it!

    I've often thought about the last title. How would I have found my doctor, information about my illnesses, the support I have without the internet?

    good luck with the challenge.

  3. The last one is really something to think about. I got sick in 2008, so the internet was already a big thing. Looking back (and even now) I was and am extremely glad to have the internet as far as being sick goes.