Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Life Happens

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.