Monday, August 1, 2011


Still kicking after all these complications, except I'm dealing with medical issues again.  Three weeks ago, I elected to have a breast reconstruction surgery.  It was supposed to be the happy ending to my breast cancer story.  Everything seemed to be going well, until it swelled.  That went down eventually, but then it began to get infected.  So that's where I am now--another complication.  And all along the way, little complications keep coming.  But what can I do?  People tell me I'm strong, that I'm a trouper who has gone through so much, but the truth is, there is no other option.  I have to keep praying, hoping, and trying until things work out.  And they will.  That's where my strength truly comes in.  I don't let myself think of any other option than things working out.

I can't help relating my medical struggle to the ultimate goal of being published in book-length fiction.  You see, I take chances, write a piece in which I have confidence, then put it out in front of others to see the reactions.  Along the way, there are complications--big and small--and my ability to push through the blocks, the lack of time, the unfortunate medical issues, the plot bunnies, or whatever happens to get in the way of the story is what will ultimately lead to success.  Regardless of all these possible problems, I don't let any other option other than pushing through and getting published even become a possibility.

Complications are going to happen, but they're merely bumps in the road.  Never full stops.

Happy Writing!


Patricia Preston said...

Hang in there! My thoughts are with you.

Cherie Marks said...

Thanks, Patricia.