I am attempting the Wego Health Activist Writers’ Month Challenge. A post each day in April. So, now that I told you I am going to do it, I oughta follow through, right? Today’s prompt is:If you wrote a book about your life, your community, your condition, or your Health Activism – what would you title it?
I’ve thought about this one a lot. But mostly because I want to share delicious baked goods with the world. Baked goods that just happen to be gluten-free. Like many musicians, some days I feel that a self titled debut would be perfect. But then I am always led to the never quite answered question:
What is a FrannyCake?
I think a question as a title is perfect (hint hint to all of you literary agents that peruse this little blog). It sets up a story. A journey through what I know best: gluten-free baked goods.
I could bring my cupcake therapy to the masses! I could teach others that they don’t have to eat cake made from box mixes that taste like chemicals (please say no to Betty Crocker – there is no excuse for chemical flavored cakes, these days there are several gluten-free mixes that even I think are great).
I can show how I have never suffered when it comes to food. I can show you the hope and happiness that can fill a gluten-free kitchen.
The Chronic Positivity Project
This is actually the title of my upcoming web project (submit quotes and ideas here), but it is the framework that I build my life around. I had an unexpected realization about not being able to ride a bike again. Not that I did that often before, but the thought of never being able to do it again is a bitter pill to swallow. I embraced the sadness for a moment. I let myself mourn the loss. And then I looked for my silver lining.
I have to frame my life this way. If I didn’t, there would be days lost to wallowing. Days lost to crying over the never-agains and the never-will-bes.
As a book, it would be all about the strategies to make these things happen, as a web project it will be all about sharing inspiration for a positive life with everyone who needs it.