Good News & Bad News

Hello, everyone!

I know I’ve been fairly silent the past few months, but I assure you it’s because I am working hard behind the scenes. As most of you may remember, I began #TGAA with a goal in mind to write and publish a book about the journey. Well, now that time has passed and the project has come to an end, I have some good news and bad news regarding said goal.  

The good news is that I wrote an additional 12,105 words for the book—and I haven’t even written the final chapter yet! My current plan is to intermix these new insights and opinions amongst the blog posts everyone followed along with and a majority of the photos I captured along the way. In all, that would make the book around 100,000 words in length. Being that I’ve never written a book before, I’m not 100% sure if that’s a good length, but I’m certainly proud of it.

The bad news is that in the past couples weeks it has become abundantly clear that I am unable to afford a proper editor to help me get my thoughts in order. On top of that, I haven’t had any luck securing—or gaining the interest—of a publisher. So, as it stands right now, I’m trying to hunt down a very generous designer and editor who can help me get a beautiful digital version together, which I can then throw up on the project website.

I just wanted to keep everyone out there informed and apologize that this process is taking so long. It turns out it’s much easier to plan a 14-month cross-country trip than it is to get a book made. Who knew?

If anyone would like to help me, donate their time or offer any suggestions, please feel free to reach out to me. As far as I’m concerned, this project isn’t officially over until the book is out and available for all.

I’ll share more updates as they become available.