I’ve already had cancer once. And I continued to write through it. I kind of wish I had kept a record of what I did and how I did it.
Well, now unfortunately, I have a second chance to do just that.
On December 8, 2021, the results from my biopsy came back positive for cancer for a second time.
I am right in the middle of a writing streak, at 100 days as of today. I am also in the middle of a challenge where I am writing 100 short stories in 100 days. The 100 days ends on December 31. I have not missed a day yet, and I am not planning to.
I was also planning on continuing the challenge through 2022, writing a short story every day for a year.
Depending on the cancer treatment, I am hoping to continue with that challenge. I am determined not to let it hold me back. I will not let cancer beat me. And I will write the whole way through it.
The first time, my daily word count was about 250 words a day, and I kind of let it be anything. Not this time. I want to keep going with my streaks. A minimum of 1000 words a day, plus writing short stories every day and continuing to work on whatever novel is in process at the time.
Big goals. But I am the type of person who has to have something to do in order to keep my mind off of the stress involved in whatever is happening around me. I have to be busy.
And in this case, I have to be writing.
I think I will blog through it as well. Maybe a weekly post. Maybe daily, depending on how it works out. But I think it will keep me accountable. I hope those of you who subscribe to my blog can bear with me through this.
The challenge will really be once they start my treatments. I have no idea yet what or when that will be. I will get more information this coming week. Last time, the radiation was what caused the most fatigue. But I have no idea yet what I will have to endure this time.
But the best way through it is to have a positive attitude and to write. So that is the plan.