The Book

Blog: The Book

Years ago, I wanted to write a book that inspired and encouraged women.  I didn’t know what I wanted to say or how to say it.  So other than having the idea, I did nothing. 

When I started this blog in 2010, I had in the back of my mind that I could use the blog to record stuff now that I would put into a book later.  I could also use the blog to dip my toe in the water to see if what I wrote about really helped others.   Well, I got solid feedback telling me people were being helped.  So I wrote and wrote, and kept getting great feedback but I still didn’t see a book.  I didn’t see any commonality in my posts to make a book.

Now life is funny.  Last year, I helped two friends, now authors, produce their first books.  I edited their books.   It was exciting being part of the creative and book publishing processes.   And my desire to write a book rose again.  It really kicked off in November.  I toyed with a concept for a book, but finally settled on another in December.  And began writing!  So far, I have:

1)      an outline of 13 chapters
2)      an Introduction 95% complete
3)      three chapters 95% complete
4)      an editor (thanks to my BFFL, Shirley!)
5)      a serious accountability partner (thanks Lanette!)
6)      time blocked during the day to write

Although the experts say you shouldn’t bother with a title until a book is finished, a title jumped into my head as soon as I started my outline.  No, I am not going to tell you the title.  I will tell you this: the subject of my book is personal development and I am using my blog posts in the book!

I set the deadline for my first draft as January 31.  I missed it, but I am still writing.  My next deadline is March 30.  I will keep you posted on the progress of my book.  Any all encouragement is welcome!

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