I'm thrilled to report that I have signed a contract with Meredith Music Publications, who plan to release the book in the fall of 2012. So I'm really working hard to finish it.
For several years November has been NaNoWriMo - National Novel Writing Month - in writing circles. People actually try to write an entire book in 30 days! I'm borrowing that 'template' and modifying it as MaLyMeWriMo - Maria Lynette Memoir Writing Month - as my writing partner Lynette and I both undertake to finish our books by November 30.
May the literary forces be with us.