I am getting back to the book.
I just had to stop to share with you all that I think it is a little magic how writing to you beautiful strangers about writing or not writing the book makes me write the book. First, I wanted to write the book. So I thought I’d just blog about writing it. The next thing I knew, I was writing the book. Then, after giving birth, I wasn’t writing it. So I blogged about not writing it. That was just what I needed to get back to work.
I really am getting back to work. Which is why though I really really want to respond to the lovely and flattering post the grrrls over at firsttimesecondtime wrote, I am not going to do so right at this very moment.
I did just want to take a little break to tell you how funny this is. I went back into my emails on my blog email to try to make sense of the work I’ve already done and to better organize my interviews. I found SO MANY emails and interviews I was doing on the day before and of my birth. In one of them, I actually said, “I’ll try to get you those questions today (if I don’t give birth.)” And I did. My water broke three hours after I sent that email. And I never did send that woman the questions. Not until today. Just nine little months later. Maybe I needed another full gestation period to make room for the book. Even though who, Adrienne Rich or somebody, says, “A book is not a baby is not a book.”
I need to get back to my interview organizing and apologizing to folks for dropping off the face of the earth. But I do want to invite any and/or all of you to be interviewed. My process is slightly lame (by my own standards.) I do email interviews. I found trying to get a mom of a toddler on the phone for an hour, when I am also the mom of a toddler, is nearly impossible. So I started sending the questions via email. It really doesn’t take much time and can be done at your leisure. Let me know! I promise not to give birth in the middle of any more interviews. Ever.