After being told by about a bazillion people that I need to start a blog, I’m finally starting a blog. So, now y’all can keep track of what I’m up to.
Today’s big news: After six months of prep-work, I FINALLY started writing Chapter One of my book about AIDS Lifecycle. It has been an immense amount of work–networking, interviews, and emails–but I finally feel like I understand the ride, its logistics, and (more or less) the rider community. So now I get to sort through 60+ hours of taped interviews and 1000+ photos (and don’t even talk to me about model release forms!). Still got piles of interviews left to go, too.
When I started this project, I thought the effort involved would only be on par for training for and riding 585 miles in 7 days. I was a naive young idiot. (Now I’m a naive, somewhat-older idiot. Still doing it.)
But anyway, after six months of preparation, I’ve finally taken the first step and started writing Chapter One. It feels kinda like falling off a cliff, but I’m doing it, and that’s the important part. Can’t fall off the cliff if you don’t jump. Er, um, you know what I mean…