Mar 14 2013 | 6 Comments
THE NEW BOOK ~ THE NEW WEBSITE ~ THE FUTURE
Okay, it’s a little dramatic, but after “ The Website” I was at a loss. The logical thing to put up would have been the Twitter and The Facebook, but it just smacked of too social media 2013. I could have put the movie, but that would have been a lie.
It all starts with the book. My next book has been popping up in the pages of my chatter. My book is really “our book”. I have also been referring to my esteemed writing partner ( he will like that I refer to him as esteemed, he’s getting sick of legendary) Paul Williams. I didn’t want to talk about it or jinx it until I knew it had a future.
So, you heard it here first, last week Paul and I sold the book, not the book actually, we sold a hundred and twenty-seven page proposal for a book we are now going to write. Yes, Virginia that is what it takes these days, even if one of you is esteemed and even legendary and the other is published. After three days of meeting with publishers we sold our lengthy proposal to another esteemed person ~ publisher David Rosenthal. So far I’m the only one in this mix who is not esteemed. This is the part where you all write in and go NO, Tracey, we find you esteemed even though you have a tendency to write about lipgloss. But, back to David, David Rosenthal is also a bit of legend. He ran Simon and Shuster for years is beloved and thought of as really, really smart man and I’m not just saying that because he had the good sense to pay the most money for our book. Though that move does prove a certain high level of intelligence. Despite that when ever you mention David, the word smart, or really smart usually seems to follow.
David now has his own imprint and Penguin called Blue Rider. And in 2014, they will be publishing Gratitude and Trust – Recovery is Not Just for Addicts, by Tracey Jackson and Paul Williams. Paul is letting me put my name first, even though he’s the legend. He thinks we should go alphabetically. My guess is marketing may have a different take on that.
I’m not telling you what the book is about, because that would mean I could not yank you all by the cyber chain and make you click on to part two of the this announcement, THE WEBSITE.
You all know me by now, God forbid I would do something without a big, splashy, time consuming online adjunct.
That is unfair, I’m just being glib because on the site Gratitude and Trust, (whichI would beg, plead and perhaps even bribe you all to sign up for. scratch bribe, but stick with plead and beg) I can’t really be glib. Or as my esteemed partner would say “Stop it with the Princess Snarky.” I will remain Princess Snarky here on this site, which will stay up and running. I will be blogging a tad less, but my guess is you have noticed that I’ve been weaning you all off of me a little, mostly so you will want more and take a gander over to Gratitude and Trust. And honestly, all of this book selling and new website launching is a tad time consuming and nobody bring up Turks and Caicos.
Glibness aside, we are very excited about the site. It is different then this one. It is what is referred to as site specific which means I must stay on topic and not write six hundred words on beauty balm just because I feel like it.
The site will consist of two blogs a week. Paul and I will take turns writing them and we will have one guest blogger. The other three days are affirmation days. I could hear all the New Age haters go “Yuck, not affirmations.” Hey we can all use a good affirmation. Think of it as a happy massage for the soul. And it’s not new agey! It’s sharp it’s smart, it’s life enhancing. And there will not be that much to read.
I could tell you everything, right now. It would take me five minutes, five minutes with a ton of typos; a half hour with the usual amount. But, I don’t want to tell you a thing. I want you to all go over and see for yourselves.
Paul blogs today. He tells you quite a bit about what we’re up to in his blog. The site itself will give you an idea. My blog next Tuesday will offer more info. And I keep thinking if you see it you will sign up.
I’m not doing what I did with this site which is dump it in all your boxes sans invitation. That very act would go against the principles we are espousing.
It’s all a bit of dream come true for me. I have wanted to work with Paul since I was eleven. Yes, I was that prescient, in 1969 I thought in 2013 there will be this thing called the Internet, take that Mark Zuckerberg, and my favorite pop singer and songwriter, (who was famous, but not old enough then to be legendary) and I would join forces, sell a book and have a website together.
That book and website would not only entertain but hopefully help many. Its mere existence would prove that with right thought, right action and by taking your life by the horns and responsibility for your behavoir you can make things happen. If you live your life by according to certain foundational truths many things do have a way of working out.
This is not about drugs and alcohol or for those with problems with drugs and alcohol. It’s a book and a website with insights, stories, tips and shared life experiences that will hopefully give a little boost, a little hope, a smile, a feeling of not being alone, sometimes a nudge in the right direction, sometimes tips on just how to get through it all with a little less drama and stress. And who doesn’t need that?
So go over here and check us out.
And maybe sign up and see if you don’t fall in love with it. I have a feeling you will.