But, her death also made me think. It was so thoughtful of her husband to let his wife's blogging community know about her death. How much he must have loved her.
Would those close to us remember? I would like to think so but perhaps we should think about writing a writer's Last Will and Testament.
What to include:
(1) A reminder for our significant others or friends to leave a last blog or vlog. Perhaps WE could write it for them.
(a) Could we film ourselves saying our last words and leave it for them to put up on youtube and then on our blog?
(b) Could we write our last blog post and when we die, all our friends or family have to do is click the "Publish Post" button? This also insures we leave our words.
(c) We're writers, could we write our own obituaries?
(2) Have we written our passwords down and left it in a place our significant others can find? I know my laptops are password protected and so are most of my online applications (twitter, facebook, blogger, thenextbigwriter). Will our spouses be able to sign in?
(3) Have we left the contact information of (a) our publisher (b) agents (c) editors (d) readers? That way our family can send in the latest copy of our manuscript for publication.
(4) Have we given our family rights to our work so that perhaps they could finish and publish it? Or make sure that our family CAN'T finish and publish it? (Maybe we have journals, photos, poems, notes that are private.)
(5) Could we WILL our ideas to fellow bloggers or writers to finish our manuscript with or just get our ideas out there?
Any other suggestions? Have I left something out?