Over the last six months or so, I have been asked many times (and encouraged many more times) to write a book. To turn the stories in this blog I write into a book of some sort. I have never really responded to any of the questions before, but the truth is… I am writing a book. It is almost finished, actually. But it isn’t filled with blogs that I have written about my wife’s last few months or the posts I wrote about our life for the two years before that, it is a book that covers a lifetime.
I had always wanted to write a book. I had even taken a couple meetings with an agent at one of the big publishing houses a few years ago, but in the end … Joey and I weren’t famous enough. Our “Q” score was too low, they said. I had to go home and google that phrase to find out what it meant. (…it is a measurement of the familiarity and appeal of a brand, celebrity, company, or entertainment product used in the United States … the higher the Q Score, the more highly regarded the item or person is among the group familiar with them).
I was disappointed that that was how things worked, but in another way … I understood it. Business is business. Though the experience left me a bit frustrated, Joey just smiled. She believed—no, she knew—that that door would open some day....
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