Cortney Gee

I have a few stories to tell...

My Extroverted Career/My Introverted Self

For thirty years my extroverted career has made it where I couldn't be my true introverted self. Traveling the world making people laugh was a blessing. Comedy has taken me places I could only dream of. And while I was traveling to exotic destinations. I was dreaming of doing what I'm doing now. I love being in a room in front of my computer telling stories. Until I was stricken with kidney failure. I had no idea I relished staying up all night. Or waking early in the morning to create. I didn't enjoy having to turn on for small or large crowds of people. So that I wasn't considered a bitter comic after the show. My illness finds me off the road now and my wife's job lends me the ability to write full-time. Don't take that as I'm not working. My bull whip yielding better half wouldn't have that. She holds me to a schedule and oh yeah she gaffles the proceeds of my efforts.

Editing... the dreaded part of writing.

Recently I finished the first draft of my second novel Barely Standing. It's the follow up to my aalbc bestseller One Hustle.I was a year and a half behind schedule turning int my publisher, Brown Girls Publishing. I became very ill almost losing my battle with kidney failure. I couldn't concentrate. And even when I could. Sitting at a desk for prolonged amounts of time. Left me swollen and unable to breath. At bestI was left with telling people the lie that I was working and the book would be out soon. Luckily my publisher was aware of my health and understanding why I was late. Well the wait is now over right? Hell no. Now I'm charged with the task of destroying my manuscript. Then I along with my glorious editor Victoria Christopher will this turd into a diamond.




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Why A Blog Now?

People ask me why after so many years of silence on the blogosphere am I blogging again. Well in the words of Franke Beverly,"Why not? Ya dig?" That's the same sentiment I have. Why not? I have something to say always. That doesn't mean I want to take the time to put it down. There are times that I just want to think it. Then dispose of the thought. I have even stared tweeting. Yeah if you are one of my friends you're laughing. I swore I would never be tweet Gee. Bt the world is doing it. And I refuse to get behind the times So now you know the why. I hope you dig!7FD6617D-E711-4B70-8862-57DCDF59BFEA_1_105_c