Wow, that’s been a long six months. Where have I been? Well, I’ve been busy learning. And writing.
First, if writing a book is hard work, then finishing a book is even harder. My editor pushed changes, challenged my verbosity, proposed revisions and hard choices on every word. Chapters that I thought were written well now spend their days in the trash heap. I spent months enduring a monsoon of red ink.
But my memoir – To Dad, From Kelly – is more focused, concise, polished, and – most importantly – finished. I have accomplished my lifelong dream of writing a book, and will publish it this August. Writing the book changed my life; I hope others find it meaningful.
Stay tuned for more updates on timing and availability of the book and eBook.
Second, if finishing a book is challenging work, then launching a digital content solution for the U.S. Navy is even more daunting. My company, Findaway World, partnered with the U.S. Navy’s General Library Program in the creation of the Navy eReader Device, or NeRD, to provide secure, eReaders preloaded with a collection of popular eBook titles to Navy vessels stationed around the world. The content spans best-sellers, classics, professional development, and entertainment. The eReader itself addresses challenges Navy vessels face around storage restrictions and device security and connectivity.
NeRD marks my first ever “product launch,” and overseeing the project afforded me with many lessons. I will share these lessons in the next several posts.
Loads of exciting stories to come. And, most importantly to me, I look forward to sharing To Dad, From Kelly this summer.