Two Years of Sharing My Most Personal Details – My Cancer Story

I can’t believe it. The day that put me into overdrive has finally arrived. Today is exactly two years to the day since I began sharing My Cancer Story. I realized this day was swiftly approaching back in November of last year, and thus, I typed feverishly to finish the first draft of this autobiographical novel as fast as possible, even though this story never began as a book.

Yet, here I am, fourteen chapters away from the end of that initial draft. At many points, this weekly installment of chapters was a welcomed deadline to keep writing amidst my chaotic life, and at other times, it became a chore, chopping away at a chapter late into Sunday night so I could make my Monday 6 AM EST deadline.

Some weeks, I missed the mark entirely, all because I fell behind on my several-chapter surplus; hence, why I only have eighty-seven chapters up and not one for each of the one hundred and four weeks. Wow, I missed seventeen weeks?!

As I mentioned in an earlier post, I toyed with the idea of posting only up to a hundred chapters until I was finished with the final draft of the completed novel. I am going to stick to this notion and post the 100th chapter on my birthday, Monday, June 25th, 2018. This is the day I plan to finish that final edition. It’s still a LOFTY goal, but I aim high.

So that’s it! Look forward to thirteen more chapters of my first draft (for now), and for the finished book by July!

-Jamie (@GuyOnAWire)


Will Jamie finish the book in time? Isn’t he busy working on television? The answer to both of those questions is: I hope so.

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