It’s done and dusted. Finished and gone to the printer. There are no more chances to find typos or changes to our first book and that feels indescribably strange. I guess every published author feels the same at this point. It’s the nakedness of putting our words irrevocably ‘out there’ with all the attendant doubts and fears.
And there is a new dimension to this book: it is an honest and detailed account of our relationship and marriage. There are things here that neither of us are particularly proud of, but we really recognise that life is not about regrets and buried grievances, but about really learning the lessons we have all come to learn.
Both of us feel that if one person saves their partnership, especially in cases where children are involved so that family dysfunctions don’t get passed from one generation to the next, then all the time, the money and the endless editing will have been worthwhile.
This has been a journey for us and this is just the birth, a completion, and we will go into a new cycle. Maybe this will be our only book, maybe not. But it is our gift and we just thank all the people who have made it possible, and who have supported, encouraged and tolerated us.
Love, Sue and Jeff