Ready to Bloom: the book

Sometimes, it helps to have someone to hold us accountable for our goals. Last year, I had a whole list of goals, some of which I achieved, some of which I didn’t. Life took me on many new paths last year, and some of the things I had set out to do at the beginning of the year no longer made sense after certain changes occurred in my life.

One of my goals for last year was to write a book, based on some of the blog posts I’ve shared here, expanding them and adding new questions for reflection and exercises for each theme. The idea is to create a 30 day plan that you can complete in one month, or by taking as long as you like. No pressure.

I’ve had the general outline since last year, and some of the blog posts that I’ve written have been crafted with the book in mind. At this point, I’ve completed 30 out of 40 chapters. I need to complete the remaining 10 chapters, then update with reflections and exercises for each one. I need to flesh out and expand each chapter, and add personal stories for each example. And then I need to start editing the whole thing.

There’s still a lot to do, but this weekend (actually, today) I got a lot more organized and uploaded everything into Scrivener, which I’m trying out to set up the document. My plan is (and always has been) to self publish, and to produce both an e-book and a POD paperback. Probably the e-book first, as that will be easier to get formatted, but I know that I prefer to read non-fiction in print and producing a printed edition of this book is very important to me.

Why am I mentioning this to you now, when this has been in the plans since last year? Because I’m finally getting serious about this. This book will be my “hobby” of sorts, to be worked on during weekends and outside of my regular work. My “regular work,” as you may have noticed if you’ve reached my old URL, is book marketing. And yes…that horrific website needs worked on, too.

The reason that I’m mentioning this book is so you can hold me accountable. I’m still getting a feel for just how long it will take for me to finish the work I have left on this project. Once I get clear on that, I’ll set myself a deadline. More on that soon…

In other news, you’ll have noticed by now that the domain has been updated to Ready2Bloom.com, and that all internal links are no longer working. Oops. I knew that would happen, and I haven’t had time to update them just yet. That’s also in the plans.

Stay tuned for more blog posts. I wrote four of them last Sunday, and scheduled them to go out in the next couple of weeks. A huge thanks to all of you who are still reading. And if you’re new here, welcome!

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3 Responses to Ready to Bloom: the book

  1. Joel Rentner July 11, 2012 at 8:15 pm #

    Wonderful! So excited for you and inspired!

    • Holly July 11, 2012 at 10:12 pm #

      Thanks Joel! And thanks for reading. And HUGE congratulations on your new baby!! I’m soooooo happy for you two.

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