Things in the air
Been a long time since my last update, as I kind of turned my brain off to all things AYWR for a little bit there.
First, apparently there's people who still haven't gotten their AYWR shirts. I'm not really sure why. Adam Woods (the t-shirt guy) and I have probably sent hundreds of emails back and forth about this. He's handling all the shipping (to save the cost of shipping them to me) and the subsequent detective work of figuring out what happened when they didn't show up. There's about a thousand places in the chain where something could go wrong. We think the vast majority of the shirts got there safely, but it's hard to know for sure. I think we sent one person 4 different shirts before one actually made it, so...I don't know. Your guess is as good as mine. Last week (Thursday? We held off on this email so it wouldn't get lost in the weekend shuffle.), we decided to just break down and print more. So...if you didn't get a shirt, let me know. Also, if you could verify your address for us, that'd be great. I know there were at least a couple where we had the wrong address. Some of them, I'm just going to assume went into a black hole.
As for the other perks, I'm working on it. I swear. Probably 60% of the postcards have been sent.
AYWR became a thing where I bit off more than I could chew (or should chew), which will probably shock no one. But I'm chipping away at it, bit by bit.
Also last week I did an interview with Filmcourage, which you can see here.
All the footage is in the hands of producer John W. Yost, who's turning it into some sort of a documentary. I know I said there wasn't a documentary, but no one was listening, so now there's going to be one. I have very, very little input into that (by design. we don't want it to be just this thing where I try and tell people I'm wonderful). There's a good chance you know more about that than I do.
I'm starting to compile all the blog posts and stuff into an ebook, along with some extra stuff that'll probably only be in there.
And, I'm working on putting my life back together, which has been harder than I expected. But, like everything else, I'm chipping away at it. There's a little bit about that in the Film Courage interview. It hit a point where I was just hanging on and it became all about survival. Not literal, on-the-edge-of-death survival, but project survival. And stuff slipped through the cracks, both project stuff and personal stuff. I went off my medication (which was dumb), I lost a lot of weight, then I gained it all back and more. I'm back on the meds. I'm starting to work out a little. Marty Lang saw me near the end and then again 2 weeks ago and was kind of shocked at how much better and more rested I looked. This is probably the best I've felt in over a year. But, I guess on some level that's part of the project.
Let's call this the AYWR post-production period, shall we? I'll keep working on it, and eventually it'll all get sorted out. Hopefully.
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