Meeting my editor.
I have not seen Janet since high school. This statement is funny because while we wrote 14 books together… Ok, I wrote a bunch of words that she had to decipher, correct, and probably play her version of Wheel of Fortune to guess what the hell I was saying.
For the first time since high school, we will meet. I don’t know how long it’s been. Editor’s note: October 1987 was the last time we saw each other. We were friends in high school but I never remember hanging out or anything. Maybe I am wrong and if I am she can edit all this as well. Editor’s note: While we did not hang out, I did watch him play soccer after school as much as I could.
We Connected During Covid.
As I was writing my books, we connected on Instagram. This was before COVID and she volunteered to help me edit my book. At first, there was one and then another and another.
Now while many books were written during the COVID stay-at-home/work-from-home phase, it made it impossible to meet. Even on my last trip to Canada, the meeting was difficult. Had to be vaccinated to enter malls, restaurants, and all.
Nevertheless, we will meet up in a day and will see how real-life interaction will go. I am sure it will be interesting.
Writing is weird. Throwing things out in the world is also weird. Getting used to someone reading your writing is also a strange feeling.
The writing of poems, books, and stories are private. Opening up to anyone is very hard. Yet here I was sharing openly with a friend. At times I find it funny that I have someone read my writing. I am sure my stories and blogs would be incomprehensible at times without Janet. While I have thanked her before and will thank her many times over… We are about to meet for the first time since high school.
It seems weird… I would love to go back in time and relive my days in high school. I am sure I had social anxiety before it was all the rage. I am sure we all suffered from mental issues before it was a thing as it is today.
We all dealt with it and continued dealing with it without it being the fad it is today. Don’t get all upset, we dealt with things differently back then.
So if there was a time I would love to have a redo, it would be high school. All I did was work, play soccer and go to school. I didn’t have the regular upbringing as most of my friends did. At the same time, I did many things that most of my friends didn’t. Yet I feel I missed out on friendships and things because of the family business and soccer. So meeting up with a friend from high school will be interesting.