In 2015 I published the book Into Love and Out Again. It was a multi genre memoir about my experiences falling in love with someone who didn’t love me back and slowly realizing that he was actually a complete douchebag and not who he presented himself as. When I published the book, the story wasn’t really over. So there are three more parts to the book that were never published.
I’ve considered going back and publishing the book as a whole. But there are some issues:
- The book would have to be completely reformatted as I don’t use the same formatting program that I used to. Which, if this was a short poetry book, would be one thing. But this is not a short book.
- The audio book would have to be updated. Audio books can’t be abridged in any way, so if I added three new parts to the book, I would have to record the audio book to match.
- I’m not super into digging up the past. Even though I’m definitely finished with what happened back then, and the book feels unfinished because it doesn’t show the entire story, I still emotionally resonate with the person I was back then. The person who wanted love and was so desperate for it, she wouldn’t give up on someone who treated her terribly.
- This project would be incredibly time consuming. Quite frankly, I feel like if I’m not 100% on board with it, I’m going even going to start because I’ll just get halfway through, realize I hate all of it, and the entire thing will remain unfinished anyway.
Everytime I talk myself into this, I talk myself right back out of it. However, the 10th anniversary of the book release is coming up in 2025. So maybe if I aim for that completion date I would have enough time to do finish the project without feeling like I have to rush and I can work on the project little by little. So if it does start to frustrate me, I can step back and take a breather.