I continue in my work of bringing the black women’s friendship book to fruition. I underestimated how labor intensive the transcribing of interview audio for so many would be. I spent numerous days in January working on this. And I am still transcribing.
But transcribing has also been a wonderful blessing. I get to sit in each interview again and listen without distractions. I get to learn from so many wise and beautiful women with big hearts, hearts open enough to share their life lessons with the world. What a gift each of you have been to this project!
I write every single day. But the writing is not always specific to the friendship book. That’s all I can tell you about that for now. Am I on track for completing this book in August as planned? Maybe, maybe not. I’ll need a few more months of writing before I can really say.
Thanks for checking in! If you are a prayer, please keep this book and me in your praying. I am also keen on receiving light, love and positive vibes, so send that too. To you and all the other beautiful people, I send you my love and thanks.
Thirty-two women have been interviewed. Two hundred and twenty surveys are completed. I continue in soliciting for and gathering survey data. In the meantime, I am WRITING my little heart out. And will be writing for the foreseeable future. Send good vibes, loving energy, and prayers. Thank you, beautiful community! 🙂
Twelve individuals have been interviewed as of today and another twenty-five are booked to sit down and talk with me over the next two months. One hundred and seventy (170) surveys have been completed and many more are still left to be done.
In between entering survey data on spreadsheets and transcribing audio of interviews, I am scheduling appointments, meeting with interviewees and also getting my writing done. The plan is to be done with surveys and interviews so I can be completely focused on writing by the end of November.
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That’s all for now! Send me good vibes and energy, friends– I need it! 😉
I am still conducting surveys. I need to collect a few hundred, so this takes time. I’ve traveled to a few cities in Northeastern Pennsylvania and a few cities in New York. I’ll be in Philadelphia next week. Scheduled interviews will begin on Tuesday, August 29, 2017 and will continue throughout September, October and part of November.
Meeting with all of you has been outstanding! You all have so much wonderful knowledge and I’m learning a lot from you. I am loving all of our conversations, be they brief or long exchanges. It’s also a lot of work, so please be patient with me. If you are an interview candidate who backed out and you change your mind about being interviewed, send me an email so we can re-schedule.
Welcome to my blog, new friend. If you are among the many beautiful women sharing in this book journey by completing the survey and/or sharing your story through interviews, you’re in the right place! I am honored to make your acquaintance again.
This blog is completely separate from the book project. But I am pleased to have you stop by for a visit here. You can read more about the content of the blog in the About section (click tab at upper-right corner of the page).
As for the Work In Progress, you won’t see much information about it on the blog itself. It’s too early to give details, but tune in to this page every few months for updates. This page was created especially for YOU, as a way to thank you for taking the time to talk with me and sharing some of your experiences. Feel free to email me if you have any questions.
In the meantime, you are welcome to check out my blog. After being a blogger for almost nine years, this blog is the last one standing and it is the most precious to me. I have blogged about politics, books, recipes, television and more. But here, I am more introspective, more soul searching and more soul baring. Writing here has given me to the courage I was sorely lacking to begin this particular Work In Progress.
Are you ready? Well alrighty then, let’s do something great together, friends! 🙂