Excerpts are not posted yet because what is polished and readable are the middle pages of the memoir and not the opening chapters. I've found my intent to put a goal or deadline on this book has been the best way to assure life will create a pause for me to learn something more. But it is 2012 now and many behind the scenes aspects to complete and produce this book are falling into place. I have begun the transfer of my website domain as of today.
There has been a flurry of activity in my persona as an aspiring novelist and extensive forward progress in my marketing partnership with C. Morgan Kennedy. Since September, when I last felt in control of my process with this memoir, interruptions and learning experiences have come from my personal life as a mother, wife, sister, friend, committee member, homeowner, and occasional caretaker for others pets.
So I will give no dates or time lines but I will accept the lesson that it is bad marketing to promise something and not deliver as stated. Instead, I hope the final progress will begin soon. Six years ago when I began this project, I saw a potential full color magazine format for this story. Innovations to the reading and publishing experience have transformed during these same years. I'm excited that when I explain in text the operation of a phone with a rotary dial, there can also be a picture of how verbal connection was made in the recent past. The message will remain, it was the connection that mattered, only the tools have changed.