Some of you, a dedicated (or crazy) few, read the blog series in which I chronicled Zach’s and my 2,660-mile journey. It was a long series. 226,511 words, to be precise. And some of you were along for most or all of the journey.
First of all, thank you. I don’t think I can properly convey how good it was for me to post my story, knowing that people were listening and understanding what I went through.
Now, the real purpose for this post. I may... or may not... possibly... be kicking around the idea of taking this monster of a blog series and distilling it into a book. POSSIBLY. It’s a massive undertaking, and my teaching job is about to start up, and I have a busy semester ahead... but the idea of actually making a proper book out of my journey has come to the forefront of my head.
So I wanted to ask those of you who read some or all of my story if you would answer a few questions for me:
1. What were your favorite stories from the blog series? (Bonus points if you can identify the common themes of the stories you liked.)
2. What part of the writing was your favorite— description, dialogue, stories about trail angels, stories about other hikers, thoughts, something else?
3. If you were to pick up a book about a PCT hike, what kind of story would you be looking for— a travel memoir, a series of fun stories, a thought-provoking slice-of-life narrative, a picture of day-to-day trail life, an inspiring follow-your-dream novel, something else?
Thanks in advance for your help!