[00:05:05] Eileen: [00:05:05] Absolutely. I mean, I don’t think there’s anyone. I don’t think there’s anyone that’s writing a book, be it a novel, be it a work of, non-fiction be it, a memoir who doesn’t feel I’ll go even beyond imposter syndrome and say, it’s just acute panic that you’re putting something that’s so intimately you out into the world and you want you do that.
[00:05:31] You know, you cannot ever take it back. So. It’s that. Okay. How much of me am I going to put into this book? So if you remember my first draft, I had an intro. I had a timeline of different achievements for women in the world as compared to men, very illustrative. And then I launched into telling these stories about these nine women [00:06:00] in these male dominated industries.
[00:06:01] And. Your editor came back and said, this is good, but we need to know who you are. You need to write about why you are the person writing this book. And I went, Oh, what he wants to hear about me? And she said, no, you’re wrong. And that turned into a chapter in the front where I really had to sort of set the stage of what’s been my experience to date.
[00:06:25] Why should I be the one telling these stories? And why do I care so much about this subject matter? And. She was a thousand percent correct that it really framed out the rest of the book. But man, I didn’t want to do that at all. I didn’t want to have anything about me other than my name and you know, some thank you’s in the acknowledgements, but it changed the whole dialogue of the book.