When I began I had no idea what would happen. I didn't know if anyone would read what I was writing, or even be able to find me on the Internet. With 180 million blogs, how would I possibly even be found?
Lots of reading and learning, experimenting, some lucky breaks, and the BRITW (best readers in the world) helped it all come together. For that I am eternally grateful. Blogging hasn't lost its kick for me so I hope to write about my third anniversary in June of 2013. We'll see.
Now, I am turning to you, the BRITW, once again for help. As you know I am beginning my second book. This time, I am putting together a series of interview with folks who have been retired for awhile, or aren't quite there yet put have the goal in sight. The interest in how others have made the transition from work to retirement is quite strong. The desire to read about others on their journey tells me the appeal of this book could be powerful.
But, it will fall flat on its e-book face without your input. So, what I am asking for is an indication if you (yes, you who are reading this sentence) would like to be a possible part of this book. If so, the first step is simple: send me an e-mail (satisfyingretirement [at] gmail.com) with "New Book" in the subject line. Include:
- You name
- How long you have been retired or how long until you plan to retire
- Married, single, divorced, or widowed
- The part of the country you live in (New England, California, Deep South, Mid West, etc).
I'd like the book to represent many different types of folks, in varied geographic areas, of different ages, and different kinds of relationships. All participants will be anonymous in the sense I won't use your last name or where you live except for the general geographic area.
I have already contacted and received acceptance from several of my blogging friends and those I know who have an interesting story to tell. But, now I am opening the door to you. If I select you to be part of the book you will receive a free copy of the e-book. If you have a blog you will be given a link from your interview to your site.
I will e-mail you back to let you know I have received your basic information. Obviously, I can't use everyone who wants to be part of this book, but I will contact you and let you know what is going on. For those selected I will send you a dozen questions to be answered by return e-mail.
So, attention BRITW: e-mail me with the information above and indicate your interest in being part of this project. The next satisfying retirement book is coming this fall.
And, thank you, very sincerely, for your support over the past two years. It means the world to me.