Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Challenge #3 begins today!

Before I begin talking about this month's challenge, I must add that my final complementary letter from yesterday went to Menard's. I complimented them on how many of their products are made in America and how much I enjoyed their Made in America sale. Thanks to my sister for the idea. And thanks also to Amber, Ken and Ariel who gave me many ideas throughout the month.

This month I had intended to eat vegetarian. Yesterday I went to the store to purchase ingredients for a meal and was shocked at how expensive it can be when you're making meals that contain 4 different types of fresh herbs. Then my brilliant friend Amber suggested I wait to go vegetarian until a month when produce is fresh locally so I won't spend an arm and a leg. I thought that was a brilliant idea, so instead of being vegetarian I have decided to make March "Edit My Book" month.

You may or may not know that I wrote a book last year...it's amazing what you can accomplish when you spend 5 minutes a day writing! After slightly more than a year, I finished writing my book and gave it to several friends for feedback. After I received their feedback I did...nothing. I just set my book aside and haven't touched it since. My dream, like anyone else who writes a book, is to have it published. I decided this month I would spend 15 minutes a day revising my novel or spending time researching how to get your book published, etc. I'm very hopeful that by the end of the month I will have an excellent product that I am proud of and can send off to publishers. I'm assuming it will take a few months to get an agent, a contract, etc, so probably by mid-Sept you can expect to see me on Oprah's Book Club. I'm very hopeful that spending 3 times more minutes revising my book than I spent writing it will help me iron out some of the kinks. And I promise that when I publish my book and you buy a copy, I will sign it. This offer is only for my closest 196 friends on Facebook, so act now! :)

1 comment:

  1. In a related note, my task for this month is to read at least half an hour each day. As such, if you need another set of eyes to edit, I have some time to spare.