HUSBAND

FATHER

WRITER

 

I'M A

FROM DECATUR, GEORGIA

I'M WRITING A NOVEL CALLED

POPDADDY

PopDaddy is the true story of boy meets boy meets baby. People who have read early drafts of the book often ask me if everything in the PopDaddy really happened. I tell them the book is an accurate account of our adoption process, but with better dialog.

I've been working on my book now for eight years. And while I've had periods of tremendous productivity, I've also gone through long stretches were I don't write a single word. In my experience it's the fear that I won't be able to write that keeps me from writing. Most of the time if I sit down with my laptop, the words will come.

I've created this page to provide friends and family with updates on how I'm doing. I'm currently committed to writing a minimum of 1,000 words per day, which will allow me to finish a draft by early December. You can keep track of my progress in the stats section below. Please yell at me if you catch me slacking. If you keep scrolling you will run into pictures, movies and the occasional essay on some random and meaningless topic.

Jeffrey

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A LOOK AT HOW I'M DOING

STATS

50000

66%

1,000

CHAPTERS

WORDS

PERCENT COMPLETED

DAILY WORD GOAL

A LOOK AT HOW IT'S PUT TOGETHER

STRUCTURE

Most of the book takes place from the fall of 2,000 until the spring of 2002. There are a couple of time shifts that bookend the narrative. The Prologue is set in 2008, just after we have relocated (hopefully for the last time) to Decatur, and the Epilogue takes place on the eve of our wedding in 2012.

BEGIN

The action kicks of with a late-night nosebleed that introduces the reader to our family and gives them some insight into how we are not so different than any other family.

If you can't bring the baby to his family you take his family to the baby. How many trips will we make before we finally get to bring him home with us?

Lots of setbacks, red tape, delays and bad luck keep Jackson in Guatemala while Ken and I are in Dallas.

His extended family is ready to get their hands on Jackson, but is he ready to meet this nutty crew? Is anyone ever?

In these chapters Ken and I discover that a friend is pregnant and decide that we want child of our own.

Jackson has his passport and is ready to come home to Dallas. Is it smooth sailing from here on out?

The book closes with Ken and I finally getting a chance to say our "I dos" surrounded by friends and family in New York.

PROLOGUE

VISITING JACKSON

THE WAITING GAME

MEET THE FAMILY

BABY FEVER

WELCOME HOME

EPILOGUE

FINISHED

FINAL DRAFT

FINISHED

DRAFT

FINISHED

DRAFT

NOT STARTED

2002

2012

GET TO KNOW THE FACES BEHIND THE CHARACTERS OF POPDADDY. WHENEVER I NEED A LITTLE INSPIRATION I LOOK THROUGH MY PHOTOS AND REMIND MYSELF OF HOW LUCKY I AM.

A LOOK INTO WHAT MATTERS MOST

PHOTOS

Our family wouldn't exist without all of the love and support we received before during and after we brought Jackson home. You can use the buttons below to get to know some of the people who inspired PopDaddy.

A LOOK INTO WHAT I'M THINKING

WRITING

Occasionally i will write an essay on something that I find interesting. Often these tend to be about technology or adult learning, which as I have said in the past, is not nearly as interesting as adult movies. Rather than recycle a bunch of old articles, I'm staring with fresh new content.

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