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Wednesday, October 26, 2011

It's coming...

Many people have encouraged me to publish the blog or write a book about my grief journey over the past year. It's a deeply personal decision but one I feel compelled to do, if for no other reason than to have a compilation for my girls to read one day.


I have decided to move forward with the blog-to-book project. It will be self-published so it's nothing too fancy. I am currently working on formatting and editing the blog into a book format and hope to have it complete by the end of the year. It will be a compilation of all of the blog posts during my first year of grief. I am considering the idea of also adding some of my "never-seen-before" private journal entries to further complete the story of my grief process. People still contact me and tell me that they are referring others to the blog for support so I figured an easier way for people to get the whole story is through a book rather than clicking backwards through a gazillion blog pages.

Just wanted to give all of you who are interested a head's up that the project is I figure if I put it out there to the world then I have to follow through and get it done. No more procrastinating!


  1. A good idea and my best wishes to you. Writing is an excellent grief management tool. It has helped me so much since the death of my identical twin. Take care and a special hug for your wonderful twins.

  2. Happy to hear this! I love how you can express these feelings so well.

  3. Hi Brooke,
    We've met just a couple of times. I'm the one who got LV Elementary after you. I've followed your blog since hearing about your pregnancy - your writing is truly compelling. After reading this post, I wanted to share with you another widow's blog that I read. It's a completely different situation and tone than yours, but she is working on turning her story into a published book right now, so I thought I would share the url in case you're interested:

    I wish you and your beautiful girls all the best.

  4. Thank you! I'm not a widow, but a mother of twins. I pray for you and your girls daily and talk about your journey daily as if you were my sister. xoxoxo

  5. I think this is a great idea. My husband self published a book for our son before he died. Its been an amazing gift to not only me and my son, but also so many others who have read it. The website, is a great site for doing this because of ease of formatting, marketing options and royalty amounts. If you haven't started uploading or creating the published form yet, I recommend this website for when you do. Best of luck.

  6. Just this morning while making eggs for the kids, I thought about you. I wondered how you and the girls were enjoying the cooler weather. But mainly, I wondered how you were doing. I'm so happy to hear about this project. I think it's a great idea!