Friends, I don’t know what to say.
When I started writing this I had no idea where it would lead.
I had no idea magazines would pick up and publish pieces along the way. I had no idea those publications would fuel the push toward the manuscript. I had no idea a publisher would take interest in this story from a writer few had heard of, that they’d manage to be touched by it and offer to put in the necessary time and resources to develop it into a book. I had no idea, in my work to get it out there, I’d wind up connecting with writers I’d never even dreamed I’d meet and - on top of that - that they’d be generous with their time and thought and actually want to affix their name to the work in some way. I had no idea how hard the work would be, how necessary it would be, and how much I would learn and grow from all of it.
But, here we are. It is publication day for I’m Never Fine: Scenes and Spasms on Loss, and, considering all it took to get there, I also acknowledge that the journey for this book really begins today.
My heartfelt thanks to everyone who has taken part in this trek and to those still posted out ahead.
Here we go.
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