First of all, thank you everyone for your help.
Secondly, I need some more help:
I’m going to publish _Embracing Cancer_ (working title, the real title is much catchier) soon, like by Halloween. This book details the last two years or so of my life since a Stage IV Pancreas Cancer diagnosis and the way this situation has played out for me, what it means to be Cancerman along with some of Cancerman’s tips, which are quite different from standard protocol, to keep from losing your shit while you deal with cancer or someone you love who has cancer. At this point, I think I’ve established global relevance for this book, and I’ll shut up. If you want further details, the initial drafting for this book is finished, and I am therefore willing to discuss the content in detail (please select the cancer category and read everything that pops up before you start talking, or I will be forced to gently spank you when you start discussing).
Here’s what I need:
-Someone to run an Indiegogo campaign to raise money so that everyone gets paid on this job.
-If you know a designer that has experience doing kids books or other heavily illustrated books, I’d like to hear from that person. This person must be able to format the book for Kindle, at least two other electronic formats and for print on demand (POD).
-A photographer to photograph paintings, handwritten text and other illustrations for the book as well as prepping the photos for print. Photos must conform to industry standards for trade paperback publishing (POD).
-A line editor, POSITION FILLED. I’m pretty good at generating clean copy, but in this case, the drafting was done under the influence of chemo and associated drugs, so the copy is kind of rough. I would like someone to do this who has some experience working with my style and who actually likes my style rather than someone who wants to argue with about whether or not a hyphen needs to go between ‘water’ and ‘hose’ when I write the phrase, ‘water hose’ as opposed to ‘firehose’ or ‘water-hose’. If you can or know someone who can do this job without creating friction for me, I’ll give you a dollar and let you read the book 1st, as in you can be the very 1st person besides me to read the book.
-A marketing person who can do PR and marketing with only a tiny input from me. Hey, I have cancer, and I got no time for marketing or PR.
-A writer. Happily, I find that someone has already done the writing part of this job, and this position is filled.
Just so you know, it really is nice to be able to think again a little. I don’t think chemobrain ever goes away, but at least I’m not on heavy painkillers anymore. Thank you all for your help. Whether you know it or not, you helped get through rehab last week. Thanks!
ps- tiny house update. Sharon and I are in process of hiring a couple guys to finish the metal roof and then the exterior is done except for siding. Students and some teachers are going to do the siding. Since the students did an excellent job framing the house, I’m pretty sure they can handle teh siding.