Monday, November 15, 2010

The Book

Three installations of the book are complete. I have put them all together, and the book is now up to 116 pages. The story is a little more than half way finished. I am guessing 100 more pages, and the first rough draft of the book will be completed. I am planning on having it finished before the year is also finished. (I may be cranking out the last few pages on midnight, as we move into the year 2011, but it will be finished....)

I have not talked much about my book project on this blog. I have not been posting as much lately because this book project has been taking a lot of my writing time. The book is about my addiction, and also my experience in New Orleans during Hurricane Katrina. The theme is different than most stories about Katrina because I want to tell of how my experience changed my life...for the better. Hurricane Katrina saved my life.

It is coming along really well, and I will be working on editing and polishing the manuscript next semester. The project is really coming along nicely. I am very happy with the project. I am happy with the rough product, thus far.

I have not really mentioned much about the book on here. I thought I should bring it up, as this project is becoming more and more significant each and every day. It has been somewhat of a journey of rediscovery, as I unearth pieces of the story I had forgotten. It has been a journey to wisdom and realization, as the retelling of the story has made me really take a good look at some pieces of it. It has been cathartic, and haunting, as well. But, it has been awesome, so far. I am really pleased with the way it is all falling least in this early stage. 116 pages...and I just spent my first night away from New Orleans...I am 14 days after the journey will still take me back to the city once more before the final scene, when I leave the last time and "never look back," at least on my life as a doper. Looking back for the book has been a journey in itself.


  1. can't wait to read it. You know you are inspiring to all of us. You give me hope for my son.

  2. It sounds fantastic. I can't wait to read it. You are quite a writer. Good luck with it!



  3. Wonderful to hear its coming along so well an d I can't wait to read it :)

  4. I’ve been reading your blog for quite some time now and I am really looking forward to reading your book as soon as it’s out! I believe God puts people in our lives directly or indirectly, for a reason…you are such a symbol of hope and inspiration for those still out there suffering and those of us that love them. Thanks for sharing your makes a difference!!