right arm will eventually heal completely, but it is still paralyzed,
over five months since the accident, so just handling normal duties
with just one left hand doing it all remains a challenge, not to
mention the deluge that arrived via the New York Times showcase. 120
comments on the Q&A
and many more to us via our blog contact page, many asking us for a
book as well as literary agents and professionals in publishing .
can't help but feel a bit like an accidental tourist in all of this as
we find ourselves on yet another precipice. From the start, people have
regularly asked us for a book, and friends and family have been telling
me to write a book my whole life. I must admit that I have been
procrastinating on this because being an author was never on my bucket
list and we were just too busy having fun traveling.
had mixed feelings about it because it's rather intimidating just by
the amount of work that it entails and I've worried some about protecting Mozart's privacy.
Yet, I have also become passionate about letting others know that long
term travel is easier, cheaper and more rewarding than most know. We
didn't know that when we began, so want others to know about
this option that is available to all. Just by living our dream, we
have gathered information and stories that are unique, inspiring and
badly needed in these economic times.
Thus, when the right
literary agent came to us via our New York Times interview, it seemed a
book was the next logical step! After months of discussion, much thought and
negotiations with her and others, we've decided to take this new leap
of faith. I've already written a few books worth of words on this blog,
but it is impossible to tell all in a website.The time seems right to
do this, despite my just having one left hand to type and I have gotten
some voice recognition software to meet that challenge.
I have also just become a writer for the Huffington Post which is very exciting! You can find our first post about the travel lifestyle and education, here.
Please fan and friend us there and write comments as that is a big part
of the Huffpost social news today, Yet another wonderful place to find
our tribe and community!
The book process takes a while, so I am
also going to be getting up some new e-books quickly here on
Soultravelers3 for those that have been patiently waiting and asking
for them. I have a wonderful writer friend that will be helping me
organize things as I want to get them out as soon as possible while we
have this winter break. While we are in the creation mode with these
projects I'd love any feedback about what you most want to hear from
us. Leave them in the comments!
Mozart leaping into the cold water in our pool, we joyfully and
gratefully take this leap and will see where it will lead us. We hope
we have angel wings supporting us through this new phase of change!