Writing a Book
Recently I got some encouragement to take the content from this blog and turn it into a book.
That is -- a "physical book," not an ebook.
I was caught by surprise, but after some thought I realized that the non-computer-addicted population of Jamaicans in England, Canada, the U.S. and beyond might be interested in hearing what the experience is like, given that they probably have some kind of commitment (albeit delayed) to return to live in Jamaica.
I began to think .. when I was living in New Jersey -- the so-called armpit of America -- how much would I have paid to pick up a copy of my blog?
In the middle of winter, after cruising each of the aisles of the West Indian store, taking in the smells, looking at the produce, picking up items to take home to cook... if I saw a book at the check-out counter that shared an actual move back to Jamaica, I would take a look at the snow/ ice/ sleet outside and definitely pay... (I'm ashamed to say how much.) But I would do it happily.
What do you think?