One Year Challenge - Watch the magic, or crash and burn, happen right here!

Saturday, August 31, 2013

I want to write a book.  I've wanted to write a book for a long time.  Ideally it would be a funny book.  Something that would make you laugh and maybe shed a tear one or two times in the tender moments.

But everything I read says it's almost impossible to get published if you: (a) are not famous, (b) you don't have an amazing "platform" which apparently means you having a huge presence and following on-line; or (c) are a first time writer and you are not famous and have no platform.

Well, I'm certainly not famous (although in my mind I still think I could be one day!) and I don't have a platform.  So what do I do?  Do I forget about the book idea?  I want to but I can't.  I just can't.

I need to do it.  I don't want to look back in a year or two or five and regret that I didn't even try!

Try at least.  So I'm determined to write it.  I'm giving myself one year.  September 1, 2013 until September 1, 2014.  September is like my new year.  My year starts with the kids school, that makes a lot more sense to me than January first.

And I'm going to document my torment right here.  Why not?  It's better than doing it in my head...which is where it's been happening until now.

The working title today (it's changed about a hundred times in the last few weeks so don't get too attached...unless you think it's fantastic then please tell me!) is The Survival Guide to Mommy Dating.

It seems all books now have a sub title that goes after the main title with a colon.  So I was thinking The Survival Guide to Mommy Dating: How to navigate through the mafia moms, PTA tyrants and good-time girls and make it to the friendship happy place.

I would be afraid that someone might steal my incredibly clever title, except that only about three people read this I think I'm good!

Thanks by the way for coming back after a very poor showing on my part.

I promise to be better about posting.


  1. LOVE the title and subtitle! My only quip is that good time girls made me think of hookers, and I don't think that's what you meant. HAHAHA!


    1. Thank you so much Christy for your feedback. That's so funny! I just made that up on the spot and didn't realize what it sounded like. I'm so determined to do this but also have a million (trillion bazillion as my boys would say) doubts that I'm going to have to fight all along the way.

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  3. Woo hoo! You can totally do it, Rebecca! It's a subject well worth writing about and I know you can do it with humor and kindness. Can't wait to read it!

    1. Thanks Kim! Your support means a lot to me. I'd love to have your input along the way. You were after all the person that put the idea in my head. :)