I've written an ebook.
I suppose I should have let on about this before now as it'll be released Tuesday and it is already Friday. But here we are and Tuesday is days away, so...SURPRISE, I WROTE A BOOK!
This project began as a thought about a year ago. I culled together 10 or so of my favorite blog posts, printed them off, and then set about some basic edits. I very quickly realized that if I wanted to make something that felt whole and cohesive it was going to take a hell of a lot more work than that. So obviously I put those pages away in a drawer and didn't look at them again.
BECAUSE FEAR IS A THING. And facing a word document day after day is occasionally terrifying.
But in May a guy that I liked only-a-little dumped me. Which, if you think about it, is a bit like having your birthday--everyone else tells you exceptional things about yourself!
And man do I owe him. Because 1. he actually did a very courageous thing and 2. that very courageous thing got me writing again. A mild case of heartache can be an exceptional motivator.
So I set about creating a whole piece. Which was quite a lot like chipping away at a very large stone.
The ebook consists of seventeen essays. Each one began as a piece on this here blog, but with the exception of one or two, they bear little resemblance to the what you may have previously read. These seventeen essays map out my ten years in New York and I am so incredibly proud of them.
It is my great hope that you will both enjoy and find meaning in them.
This book is my love letter to what has been and what will be. And it is, in part, a humble thank you to you all after so many years of reading.
It is not a perfect book, but I do believe it has a quite a bit of heart. It is my little-ebook-that-could and I am so excited to share it with you all in a few days time.